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    06-25-2012, 08:29 AM
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Flatting, what's your mental checklist

Hello, I was at a show on Saturday and I do the jumper medals and it seems to be a hit and miss. Some shows I am thinking clearly on my job others( like Saturday) I was focused on the command not the execution. So what I mean by mental checklist is before you go in what do you remind yourself to do?

I try to think: eyes up, shoulders back, leg on. But I would appreciate any other helpful hints on what to tell myself right before I go in the ring.

Ps: I'm on my cell so sorry about spelling
     
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    06-25-2012, 08:55 AM
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I found it most effective to focus first on my breathing and second on rhythm and pace, sometimes even counting the rhythm to myself and thinking "Is this the pace I want? Will this carry me to the fences the way I want to go? More stride or less? More energy or less?"

If I could keep from freezing up and the pace and rhythem were right, everything else tended to fall into place.
     

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