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Digital Subscriptions > Row360 > Issue 013 - Sep | Oct 2016 > BRAIN. POWER.


The body achieves what the mind believes

There is nothing new about the importance of self-belief, as any sports coach will tell you. The full extent of the power of the mind, however, is often underestimated. Lars Christensen, sports director of the Danish Rowing Federation, says it can make all the difference. ‘If you can see winning as a possibility and you have the belief that you can achieve, it means you will go into a race so much stronger than if the opposite were the case,’ he says. ‘In fact, if two teams are equally strong, both physically and technically, it is going to be the level of self-belief that decides the winner.’

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