For this exercise, we got together in groups to get an outside view of our thesis approach. This continuum intent was a great way of analyzing different aspects of the ideas we had in mind. We spoke to 2 of our partners about our thesis, and they would take keywords from what we talked and put them in the "good" column or in the "not good" column which wasn't necessarily bad, just a cynical approach to the thesis topic idea we had.
After doing the exercise, I realized I had three continuums to analyze. The first one was the balance between Mind Fitness and Body Fitness. On the "good" side I had psychological, improving, performance, mental fitness, and motivation. On the "bad" side, we had only training, physical training, focus on discipline, 100% focus on one thing and no motivation. From our analysis, we determined there has to be a balance between the Physical and mental training. Too much of each one is terrible. They need to be balanced for the athlete to reach optimum performance. Depending on the athlete, some people some might need more of one or the other.
The second continuum we reached was to create a balance between Commitment to the sport with social life. Here in the "good" area, we had, meditation, brain fitness training, EEG Technology, focus, gamify. In the "bad" area we had, young minds, no sufficient rest, social life, parties. It is crucial to learn more towards the commitment to the sport. But, it is imperative for that athlete to not give up on his/her social life. The reason for this is because it creates a balance in the personal life, making it easier for him/her to deal with pressure moments.
The third and last continuum was about establishing a balance between bonding and competition. In this continuum, we had in the "good" area healthier forms of social life which include spending time with your teammates. In the "bad" area we had an unhealthy social life. Some athletes due to high competition desire, they do not relate to other teammates who might be playing for the same spot, they feel like athletes have to compete with everyone; therefore, they have a very unhealthy form of social life. They have to be competitive, but to have a "fit brain" it is vital to keep a healthy social life and at the same time be a competitive person in the field.