September 05, 2011
Dawn Fletcher explains how too much stress can affect performance and what you can do to relax.
The “stress family” is not a fun one. This family consists of anxiety, fear, pressure, nervousness and panic. And each one of these components can negatively affect your CrossFit performance.
Numerous theories attempt to describe how stress affects performance. The bottom line is that every individual has a unique experience to stress. It is likely that small amounts of stress may help your performance and larger amounts of stress will negatively affect your ability to perform at high levels.
Let’s take a deeper look at the components of stress and the mental skills you can practice to help negate any decreases in performance outcomes.