Do Pre-Race Rituals And Superstitions Work For Athletes?

EndurElite Chief Endurance Officer Matt Mosman discusses if superstitious behaviors and good luck charms can help you perform better in your next athletic competition.

Do Superstitious Behaviors Improve Athletic Performance?

Ever wonder if superstitious behaviors or good luck charms can help you perform better in your next athletic competition?

  • The research seems to suggest YES! Here’s why.
  • During a race or competition, there are many external variables out of your control (i.e. weather) that have the potential to distract or stress you out.
  • Having a pre-race ritual or superstition (i.e. listening to your favorite song) can help you remain calm and focused.
  • Basically, your superstitious behavior is something you can rely on when everything else is out of your control.


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