.....Unsurprisingly, elite sport is extremely physically demanding. Not only that—it`s also highly cognitively demanding. Athletes need to exercise concentration and precision, remember many things simultaneously, and make complex decisions (Balk et al., 2018). They also face substantive emotional demands: they need to deal with unrealistic expectations, disappointment about their performance, negative feedback, the emotions of others (coaches, teammates, spectators), and intense social media scrutiny (Balk et al., 2020). Even just witnessing other people’s unpleasant interactions can require regulating emotions and leave people feeling drained (Totterdell et al., 2012), and suppressing emotions can impair performance (Wagstaff, 2014)..... ...more
Bethany`s Notes: The demands on elite athletes are high. They are `on` all the time nowadays with social media and expectations surrounding their image. There continues to be a need for more support and an outlet for them to be honest and vulnerable without all the negative backlash.
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- - Volume: 9 - WEEK: 41 Date: 10/9/2021 5:30:29 AM -