Denver Broncos’ guard Zane Beadles is coming off his first Pro Bowl season. Even though he had a heavy dose of success last season, he’s not taking his off season lightly.
“I try to stick to the things that have helped me be successful in the past and keep building on that stuff,” Beadles said Wednesday afternoon. “I’m still working with the sports psychologist, trying to take on more of a leadership role maybe in my room.”
So what exactly has Beadles been working on with the sports psychologist?
“I actually started doing some computer-generated stuff that is for 3D, special-recognition stuff,” Beadles said of his visualization technique. “It is pretty cool stuff and some teams I think are starting to use it and it can be advantageous. The way I look at it is that it is not going to hurt me. Anything I can do to help.”
Beadles goes to Elite Sports Training Services in Parker, CO, which Beadles says is that first place west of the Mississippi that uses 3D techniques. As for his teammates using their services as well, Beadles has put the offer out there.
“I’m trying to set up some guys coming in and having a big group of guys come and check it out and see who might be interested in doing some more of that.”
At a time where every competitive edge matters, training the brain is just as important as training the body.