Friday, December 7, 2007

Mind Over Body

This article from the NY Times isn't focused on soccer but talks about training, and about how you can achieve a lot more than you think you can. The key I think is to take care of your body, eat healthy, get your sleep, and keep your eyes on what you want to achieve. And, if you have an injury, take care of it and don't push yourself. But your body and can a lot more than you think it can--so when you're training go the extra step. If you're in good shape everything else will come easy in soccer.

The moral of the story? No matter how high you jump, how fast you run or swim, how powerfully you row, you can do better. But sometimes your mind gets in the way.

“All maximum performances are actually pseudo-maximum performances,” Dr. Morgan said. “You are always capable of doing more than you are doing.”