As a passionate rock climber the term ‘crux’ comes up often. Known as the most difficult part of a climb, the crux is something I frequently battle with whenever I squeeze into my climbing shoes and put finger to rock.
But cruxes aren’t just for climbers. Every athlete experiences these challenging roadblocks.
Let’s face it, if you’re trying to push your limits as an athlete, then it’s inevitable that you’ll come face to face with many cruxes. And for good reason, because without a crux to battle and conquer, are you really pushing yourself to the next level?
It’s time to start looking at the bigger picture. Sure, sports specific training and practice are absolutely necessary for your body to nail down precise movements and technique, but if you really want to unlock your potential then it’s time to take a more holistic approach.
A holistic approach recognizes that true improvement relies on you, the athlete, as a whole, not just the amount of hours you’ve accumulated in sports specific training and practice. Physical strength, mental strength, and a body and mind that are optimized for performance are all pieces that are interconnected and necessary to truly realize your ultimate athletic goals.
Whether your desire is to become faster, stronger, stay injury free, or become better in whichever way you wish to define it, then a holistic approach is the way.
This is why I created an online platform for athletes that contains yoga practices specifically designed to address the demands of sports, like repetitive movements, on an athletes body. By adopting a consistent yoga practice you can improve your mental resilience and focus, reduce your risk of injury, improve your power and strength potential, move with more efficiency, and more!
Also, by browsing through my blog you’ll also find additional information on topics like sports nutrition, yoga, injury prevention, and mindset.