Jacobs and Tamberi (Lapresse)
Jacobs and Tamberi thank their comrades with a speech standing on the chair
Jacobs and Tamberi thank their teammates with a speech standing in the chair The Olympic champions Jacobs and Tamberi thank their teammates of the Olympic national team with a speech standing in the chair. / Instagram Yeman Crippa
“At first I was very doubtful. In most people’s minds, when it comes to” mental training “, two wrong thoughts turn on. The first is that you don’t need psychological help because:” I don’t I’m sick. “The next evaluation, always wrong, is to expect a magic formula, a list of things that once performed give a better awareness of one’s own means. In short, I thought I was wasting time and that the mental coach (Nicoletta Romanazzi) told me what to do. Instead, I was wrong all along the line and I soon realized it. Mental training solves inner conflicts, teaches to look within, is an extra weapon at your disposal, on the track as in life ” .
The August issue of For Men Magazine, Cairo Editore’s men’s monthly, dedicates the cover and an extensive article to Marcell Jacobs, the new gold medalist at the Tokyo Olympics. Here’s how the fastest Italian ever talks about his breakthrough that took him to the top of the world in the 100 meters: relying on a mental coach.
Jacobs’ day, born in Texas to an American father and mother from Desenzano, is marked by training and a rigorous diet, but Marcell cannot give up “dark chocolate and unregulated meals that are a reward for fatigue”. “Before athletics,” says Marcell, “I played football as a right winger, then I switched to the long jump, but he had to leave because the gesture of the jump affected his knees too heavily.” In short, his career as a sprinter exploded thanks … to her brittle knees.