Distortion in Sports Enhancement
is time distortion?
often quoted that ‘time flies when you’re
having fun’ or ‘everything just
went into slow motion’ is the claim from
victims of ‘near death experiences’. But
rarely do we consider the sports implications of our
perceptions of time.
Time distortion is in fact a component of trance. Please note
that people often talk about time distortion refering to how
an individual perceves time within a hypnotic trance. My work
revolves around changing your perception of time of an external
situation or competitor to enhance your own sports performance.
These are not the same things.
Using the words trance, or ‘altered states’ is
a way of describing a change in our levels of consciousness
and hence perceptions and abilities.
Studies suggest that we perceive time from the
quantity of perceptual snapshots in our imaginations
similar to that of frames in a movie.
If the amount of frames taken by our minds reduces per second
of clock time. An external event would appear shorter and
time would some how race by. But if there were more of them
per unit of time then time would appear to pass more slowly.
We all use these skills naturally but it is only
when we consciously become aware and decide to utilise these
skills do we see an increase in sports performance.
My programme has helped football players become more sure
footed, boxers combinations speed up, and gymnasts and high
board divers slow down their perceptions
of gravity in order to perform complex maneuvers easily.
You can easily witness this phenomena in the fighting sports.
Some fighters seem to ‘duck and dive’, avoiding
punches with ease, almost foreseeing each combination before
it’s delivered. Others have speedy footwork floating
around the ring with ease. These are not just physical attributes
but mental advantages in time condensation, knowingly or unknowingly,
used by every top athlete.
every case of time distortion, there is present an intense
level of focus, often labelled ‘the
Zone’ in sports. Top athletes naturally
go into an altered state. Long-distance runners usually go
into a trance after running about a mile. In fact, any activity
that allows you to totally focus is a way of altering consciousness
and allows time to disappear. Time
Distortion is probably the
most effective from of natural performance
enhancement known to man.
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