Challenge – what does it mean to challenge yourself?

Published by KOTWF
on July 31, 2020


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Never stand still.

 

Challenging athletes to be self-critical, find new limits, raise their standards, push themselves, and be open to ideas. Constantly evolving, forever improving.

 

‘A challenge is something new and difficult which requires great effort and determination’. This is why we do what we do, we want to push ourselves and our athletes to do things that test their limits, it is so important to strive for constant self-development both physically and mentally. Training and being challenged has many benefits to our response when approaching different scenarios in sport. Firstly, life and sport are never linear, it is never going to be perfect or at least it is very rarely going to be as you want due to the nature of the opposition, and the way our mind and body work. So it is important for an athlete to be prepared to face anything and have the tools in their locker to respond to whatever scenario as once battle commences (competition), you don’t rise to your level, you sink to the habits you have created in your practises! 

 

We aim to challenge athletes physically and mentally in our practises, through training that pushes their body to adapt and grow to the input being placed upon it via strength, endurance, mobility, movement, and sport-specific tasks, increasing their capabilities to deal with the stressors and strains that competitive sport puts on the body. Challenging athletes mentally is just as important if not more for ultimate performance as we need intellectual and emotional challenges, mastery of new skills and tasks that stretch us and force us to overcome adversity, test our character and commitment and inspire us to jump out of our comfort zone! 

 

Challenge is a key ingredient in the path to your finest hour, we all need our perseverance tested, our limits pushed to truly understand what grit is and when it’s time to go to the trenches! ………..And when a person achieves the thing that they have been wrestling with and striving for that’s the ‘why’ we do what we do because there is no better feeling than being a witness to success through adversity.


 

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Published by KOTWF
on July 31, 2020


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