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Comp Nerves

hollyvh

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Jul 17, 2018
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Whenever I am at a competition, I get extremely nervous, to the point that I actually shake. It affects me most on beam, where I tend to wobble on every skill and dance, just because I am so nervous. At training I stick around 5 routines in a row, minimal wobbles, but it all falls apart at comp. I have states in a while so I am hoping someone will know a way to help. Thank you.
 
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OklahomaGymnast

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Like this definitely happens to me to and I think the best thing for me is when I am at practice like full on imagining I am at a meet because for me even thinking about meets makes me nervous at practice and you can work through that at the gym before you go to a meet. Another thing is not to be afraid to think about it EVERYTHING what your going to wear your warm ups everything so when you get to a competition it does not feel like anything new or intimidating.
 

GymnastP

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During the meet pretend it’s practice and pretend the judges aren’t there
 

AliyaFan76

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Apr 7, 2019
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Just wondering, is there anything specific you are nervous about? (Low scores, falling, etc)
Try visualizing your routines before you go, that's what always helps me.
 

hollyvh

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Jul 17, 2018
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Australia
Just wondering, is there anything specific you are nervous about? (Low scores, falling, etc)
Try visualizing your routines before you go, that's what always helps me.
A mix of both. I'm always scared I will fall, which will mean a low score. I am a perfectionist and quite competitive and when I perform worse than I know I am able to I get disappointed.