Why Some Athletes Choke In Competition
Written by Calvin Sun
Have you ever noticed that some athletes do great in training and practice but seem to choke in competition? Maybe you have personally experienced this as an athlete; a skill you can nail every time in practice somehow falls apart in the competition environment, or maybe your performance is sub-par compared to what you’ve done in training.
There’s no shortage of stressors in competition – the noise of the crowd, your coach yelling at you from the sidelines, and judges waiting for you to make a mistake are some of the more common ones we’ve witnessed as CrossFit coaches.