When you’re getting ready to compete on the world’s biggest stage the pressure can be intense. You realize pretty quickly that physically, everyone is now on the same level. The skill that used to be an advantage, now just makes you average. This is where the real players step their game up.
“Before every single routine, every single competition I try to SEE myself succeeding. I go through every routine in my head… I really believe that if you see yourself being successful, the likelihood of you actually doing what you see yourself doing is just so much higher.”
Watch as US Olympic gymnast Jonathon Horton describes how mental preparation is the most important part of his training.