Perfectionism in Gymnastics with Wendy Bruce-Martin

In this week’s sports psychology podcast, mental game of sports expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn and Olympian Wendy Bruce-Martin talk about the challenges of perfectionism in gymnastics. Dr. Cohn and Wendy discuss how perfectionism can be an asset but also an issue in gymnastics. Scoring in gymnastics is based on a perfect skill pushing gymnasts to a perfectionist mindset.

“I always say that being a perfectionist is a really stressful place to live.  You are so hard on yourself all the time, you always put these high expectations and standards on yourself. You’re always disappointing yourself because somehow you always make mistakes,” says Wendy Bruce-Martin.

Learn more about how perfectionism can help or hinder a competitive gymnast by listening to this week’s sport psychology podcast.

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