New Study Shows That Overthinking is Detrimental to Athletic Performance

//New Study Shows That Overthinking is Detrimental to Athletic Performance

New Study Shows That Overthinking is Detrimental to Athletic Performance

By David Mittleman

Choking Under Pressure

Why is it that so many of us choke when faced with high-pressure situations to win? From basketball to golf, new research suggests that when you stop to think too hard during these critical moments, your body tends to “freeze” up with all that overthinking. For example, just think of all those free throw shots that Shaq missed during his career. It wasn’t just his hand size that flubbed it up for him.

Analysis Paralysis

The science lies in the fact that the body doesn’t always need the brain to think for it. …read more

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