How to become a judo olympic
If you want to become a judo Olympic, you’ve got to be professionally trained and in good physical shape. It’s a long, vigorous path, but it will be worth it when you stand on the international stage representing your nation. To achieve your goal, you’ll need to do plenty of long-term, professional level training in judo. If you’re ready to commit most of the next few years to judo, you’re already starting with the right mindset. Don’t neglect other aspects of your life, but be prepared to put in long hours of practice and competition, work hard at financing your dreams, and commit to a remarkably healthy lifestyle.
1. Have the dream
You know how they say if you want to be an actor, you can’t have a plan B? How if you want to be anything that takes work, you have to want it and nothing else? Being an Olympian is one of these things. You have to want it so bad you eat, sleep, and breathe it. You have to dream about it at night. This is not a Sunday afternoon hobby.
- You can’t get there without a team. Family, fellow athletes, coaches, and all the supportive people in your life will help you stay motivated and make your dream possible.
2. Evaluate your physical fitness
People dedicate years of their life to reach the Olympics. Are you willing to do the same?It’s easy to look at the Olympians on TV and think, “I could do that!” Well, if you’re watching them with a bag of chips in your lap and a soda bottle at your side, you may want to think again. This is serious stuff.
- That being said, Judo require different types of fitness, flexibility, and skill.
- Bear in mind that The typical judo Olympian plays the sport for anywhere from 8 to 19 years before reaching the Olympics.
- Most Olympians started young, playing judo in primary school. If you are over 30 and do not have competitive sports experience, consider archery, shooting, or curling.
Concrete, achievable, short-term and long-term goals. You need things to work toward that aren’t “being awesome” or “training every day.” There are records that deserve breaking. There is competition that can be quantified. So set goals for this week. Set goals for this month. And set goals for this year. It’ll align your efforts like none other.
- The great thing about this is that you’ll probably be dealing with a lot of numbers. Whether it’s going faster, harder, or doing more, there’s a number associated with it. So keep an eye on yourself and what you’re capable of.
4.Get a coach
Most Olympians say that coaching is the most important factor for success, and recommend it even before you compete at a local level. A coach helps you train effectively and without injury, teaches you new tactics and strategies in your sport, and guides you through the world of competitions.