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Eastern Olympics players openly pressured attention to boxing coaches talking about sports psychology: it's not just the match that says cheer

2021-08-08T08:28:27.033Z

The Tokyo Olympics closed today (8th). Looking back on the past two weeks, the audience often heard not only the athletes’ achievements and touching stories on the field, but also the narrative mentioning "Athlete’s Psychology" during the game.



The Tokyo Olympics closed today (8th). Looking back over the past two weeks, the audience often heard not only the athletes’ achievements and touching stories on the field, but also the narrative mentioning "athletes’ psychological qualities" and "sports psychology" during the games. ".

Simone Biles, the American gymnastics queen of the Olympic Games, withdrew from the women's gymnastics team competition due to psychological problems, and his teammates replaced the rest of the competition and won the silver medal.

Bilasi pointed out that he was inspired by Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka, and decided to express his stress and psychological problems.

The Hong Kong team won a number of good results in this Olympics, but there was a jersey trouble with badminton player Ng Ka Lang. On the other side, women’s 200m and 100m silver medalist He Shibei also said after the game, "80% of the competition is mentality, 20% It's physical fitness and training", "Mentality will definitely affect performance", which calls attention to the relationship between "sports psychology" and athletes' performance.


Photography: Yu Junliang, Lu Yiming


Dr. Weng Jianhui (left), the founding president of the Asian Sports Psychology Professional Association, is also the founder of the sports psychology coaching system, providing sports psychology coaching courses for the public.

(Photo by Lu Yiming)

Because they are world-class athletes, their complaints have been noticed and reported.

Dr. Weng Jianhui (Nathan), Founding Chairman of Asian Sports Psychology Association, talks about Bi Lasi and Naomi Osaka

Dr. Weng Jianhui (Nathan), the founding president of the Asian Sports Psychology Association, disagrees that Bi Lasi retired because of his poor psychological quality, and instead pointed out that "this is Bi Lasi's "accusation"."

As the world's top athlete and the hope of winning gold in the American team competition, the entire United States and even the world are paying attention to her.

Bilas said that when he was vaulting, he had "twisties", which meant that when doing aerial movements, the body and consciousness lost contact, which was a psychological disorder.

Weng Jianhui said that this incident is similar to that of Naomi Osaka, who is currently ranked second in the world, disclosed that he was suffering from depression, and withdrew from the French Open and missed the press conference after the match. "Because they are world-class athletes, their complaints Only people pay attention and report," but he believes that "this is a good thing" because it allows more people to face the importance of sports psychology.



Weng Jianhui is also the founder of the sports psychology coaching system, which provides sports psychology coaching courses, allowing students to receive 120 hours of professional training and become a "registered sports psychology coach" recognized in Asia.

In the course, he will not only teach the students the theory of sports psychology, but also teach how to use the brain and nervous system to help athletes improve their sports performance, conduct one-on-one interviews to understand the needs of athletes, and help athletes maintain and stabilize their performance.

There are many functional techniques to teach athletes before the game, such as "breathing", which means how to maintain your breathing to calm yourself, or what you can do to make yourself "click" before the state is reached— -Enter state.

Zeng Haifen (Eva), Director of Hong Kong Comprehensive Fighting Sports Association, China

Boxing coaches only scolded or commanded fighters before taking courses

Zeng Haifen (Eva), director of the Hong Kong General Fighting Association of China, is a student of Nathan. She was a Muay Thai coach and won the Sanda (Hong Kong Cup) champion in 2004.

Zeng Haifen said that before taking the sports psychology coaching course, when training fighters, he only knew how to train and give instructions in the form of scolding or ordering. Wrestling."

Zeng Haifen mentioned that even if boxers are in good condition during training, they often set foot in the ring competition, because of nervousness and abnormal state, the results will be "completely unsatisfactory."

"We all feel it's a pity, because it's not because of technical or physical problems, it's definitely because of psychology."

She said that she used to only know how to say to the athletes: "Come on, stand up, and bury the ditch." But she laughed and said, "You don't know how to do it, you don't even get tanned."

Muay Thai coach Zeng Haifen (Eva) pointed out that the boxing event only lasts for 3 minutes, and the fighters must be focused and concentrated, and at the same time, they must also listen to the coach's instructions.

She admitted that even though she has taught boxing for 18 years, this part is the most difficult to deal with.

(Photo by Lu Yiming)

"Breathing" calms oneself

But after taking courses on sports psychology, Zeng Haifen learned that as a coach, you need to add sports psychology elements to your daily training, instead of saying "cheer on" or two during the game.

She pointed out, "There are many functional techniques that need to be taught to athletes before the game, such as "breathing", which means how to maintain your breathing to calm yourself, or what you can do to make yourself feel better when the state is not reached. Click "——Enter the state".

Zeng Haifen mentioned that he will now add the techniques of sports psychology to the training on weekdays, and simulate the game scene with the boxers in advance, so that they will be mentally prepared early.

She pointed out that the athletes' state has become stable in the past two years, at least their performance during the competition is similar to their usual performance.

Zeng Haifen believes that sports psychology allows her to solve problems in a more effective way, improve her relationship with boxers, and become more united among boxers.

Sports Psychology Helps Hong Kong Boxing Post-boxing Reversal of



Hong Kong Boxing Post-boxing Zeng Hailan (Nana) is Zeng Haifen’s younger sister and is now preparing to participate in the upcoming National Games.

Zeng Haifen said that Zeng Hailan formally participated in the boxing competition when she was nearly 30 years old. She started slower than ordinary athletes. In addition, Zeng Hailan didn't like to do sports since she was a child.

Poor physical fitness and poor physical stamina prevented Zeng Hailan from mastering many boxing skills. Zeng Haifen said that in the past, Zeng Hailan’s thoughts were relatively negative, saying that she often said "I can't do it", "I seem to be much older than other fighters," even on her feet. When injured, he often cried out "what to do".

After Hong Kong boxing, Zeng Hailan (Nana, left) is the younger sister of Zeng Haifen.

(Picture provided by Zeng Haifen)

Zeng Haifen was also helpless in the face of her sister's negative thoughts. "I don't know how to help her, but I only know how to call it: "I don't think so."

Zeng Haifen and her husband, former world boxing champion "bomber" Xiang Borong, are the coaches of Zeng Hailan. Even with two gold medal coaches on his side, Zeng Hailan still cannot deal with her nervousness, worries about injuries, and lack of self-confidence, leading to frequent conflicts. .

Zeng Haifen (right) and her husband-former world boxing champion "Bomber" Xiang Borong (left) is Zeng Hailan's coach, (photo provided by Zeng Haifen)

Learn to deal with external criticism

However, after the two took the sports psychology coaching course, Zeng Hailan's performance and the communication between the two sisters also improved.

Zeng Haifen pointed out that Zeng Hailan’s current thinking has become positive and his initiative has also improved.

Now when facing injuries, Zeng Hailan will actively think about "what can I do now" and no longer complain about herself.

Zeng Haifen mentioned that her younger sister didn't know how to express her feelings before, and only knew she was upset, but now the two can communicate happily, deal with emotional and psychological problems, and her performance has improved day by day.

In addition, Zeng Haifen also laughed and pointed out that they would regard the mother's advice not to punch as an "uncontrollable factor" so that they would not be affected by "external" factors.

Zeng Haifen pointed out that now my sister learns to deal with the voices of outsiders commenting on her age. For example, she now knows how to say: "You care about me, I am 40 years old and 40 years old."

After taking the sports psychology coaching course, Zeng Hailan's thinking has become positive, her initiative has also improved, and she no longer complains about herself.

(Picture provided by Zeng Haifen)

Overcoming psychological barriers to improve performance under high pressure

And Karen Lu, another sports psychologist, former Hong Kong team swimmer, and certified sports psychology consultant of the American Applied Sports Psychology Association, mentioned that sports psychology is composed of "sports science" and "psychology". Combined, the two influence each other.

She pointed out that sports psychologists will also study how to use psychology to improve sports performance and help people express themselves in a high-pressure environment.

Lu Chuoheng pointed out that the word "psychology" is very sensitive to the public.

She explained that people generally think that psychological support is needed only when there is a psychological problem, but she bluntly said that this is a negative idea, "Sports psychology does not need to exist because of illness."

She added that athletes need sports psychological counseling, not because of psychological problems, but because they want to improve their performance.

Lu Chuoheng believes that athletes should not limit themselves, and should always feel that they have room for improvement, hoping to continue to improve through psychology.

She also encourages coaches to work with sports psychologists to conduct psychological training for athletes before the game to improve performance.

Karen Lu has been providing psychological counseling services to athletes since 2013 and opened a sports psychology consulting company in 2015.

(Photo by Yu Junliang)

They do not have mental health problems, but some psychological barriers cannot be overcome, so sports psychology can improve their performance under high pressure.

Karen Lu, former swimmer of the Hong Kong team and Certified Sports Psychology Consultant of the American Applied Sports Psychology Association

Sports psychology patent counseling non-athletes



a lot of people think that sports psychology audience restricted to the athletes, it is not.

Weng Jianhui mentioned the difference between sports psychology coaches and sports psychologists, referring to the division of labor between the two-most sports psychologists have a psychological background and mainly serve elite athletes; sports psychology coaches target the general public. The emphasis is on actual combat rather than academic ability. Even without a degree in psychology, trainees can provide services and training for sports participants of all levels after undergoing technology-based actual combat training.

Weng Jianhui believes that sports psychology is not only needed by athletes, but also by the general public.

He described the career spectrum of his students as very broad. In addition to athletes, they also include parents, doctors, engineers, entrepreneurs, and even pastors.

Lu Chuoheng also agrees that sports psychology is not exclusive to athletes. Therefore, her client base includes professional athletes, middle school athletes, chief executives and clerks. It can improve their performance under high pressure."

Regarding Bilas and Naomi Osaka publicly expressing their mental and mental health problems, Lu Chuoheng agrees that their public experience is a good thing. "They took the lead in raising the issue. They are actually very influential. Except for media reports, other athletes will discuss them. Especially. It is a Chinese society. They resist discussing psychological problems and mental health. I believe that the public experience of two world-class athletes will bring positive effects to the sports world."

Lu Chuoheng emphasized, “It’s not enough to speak up only because some athletes are suffering from depression and go to extreme situations. I think there is a need for a class of world-class athletes to openly say, “I want to find a sports psychologist to help. So as to improve my sports performance".

[01 Running Notes] In addition to running and physical coaches, sports psychology has to be read. American gymnastics queen Bi Lasi retired due to psychological problems and was traumatized by sexual assault|The Tokyo Olympics behind the news|Bilasi was inspired by Naomi Osaka to retire, highlighting the psychology of athletes Tokyo Olympics under heavy pressure | Wu Jialang lost to opponents and missed the promotion to the public: seems to be affected by the jersey incident

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