The importance of rest – psychological and physical – for athletes


Australian pole-vaulter Alana Boyd represents her country for the third time at this summer's Olympic Games. She met with our editorial partner, Global Sport Coach, to discuss her preparations for Rio 2016. Alana spoke about how she has been able to overcome the psychological barriers that had kept her from believing she could compete with the very best in her discipline. A key factor in her development has been developing a balanced training regime, incorporating within her grueling schedule crucial time for rest and recovery.

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