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How do I calm my nerves prior to the 40-yard dash at a combine event?

Performance anxiety is common during combine testing, especially for a test like the 40-yard dash. There are a few methods to calm your nerves. Visualizing the scenario prior to being at the event is the best plan. Imagine the entire process: dealing with the crowd, their eyes upon you, addressing the line, the start, transition, finish, and hearing the result. Practice handling adversity in regards to the process and performing well in the event. If you are overly excited, full, deep, and slow breaths should help you achieve a better perspective on things, clear your vision, and slow your heart rate.

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