Having too much tension in your muscles reduces your strength, speed and coordination and increases your risk of injury. Progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) is a technique for reducing muscle tension, particularly when caused by anxiety and stress.
How Does PMR Work?
PMR works by repeatedly tensing and releasing muscles to produce a deep sense of relaxation. The Mindset app contains a guided PMR exercise that you can use at any time. Use it to stay relaxed and perform at your peak.
Why use PMR?
Athletes who practice PMR regularly:
- Can identify and eliminate excess muscle tension that would impact their ability to excel.
- Are more relaxed in training and competition.
- Can regulate tension during breaks in the action.
- Show reduced symptoms of anxiety, tension, insomnia and pain.
After a PMR session, you should also feel completely relaxed and at peace.
How often should you use it?
Use the guided PMR exercise in the Mindset app whenever you need to feel relaxed or want to dispose of excess tension.