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& Breathing (Introduction)
Focus has direction, intensity, and
Athletes can learn to narrow, intensify, and
internalize their focus and thereby improve their performance.
Learning focused, coordinated breathing is one of
the best tools to achieve this gain.
Focus, or attention, may be external or
internal; narrow or wide; associated or dissociated.
External focus is attention directed outside the body. Internal focus is
attention directed inward.
Narrow focus is restricted; wide focus, like peripheral vision, takes in a large
field of view.
The harder the effort, the more important it is to be able to keep a narrow,
Beginners frequently dissociate—separate what they are thinking about
from what they are doing. For example, beginners may think about favorite
restaurants while racing.
Elite athletes associate. They invariably try to keep from dissociating.