Dan Norton

International Rugby 7s

Leading all time try scorer in World Rugby 7s history

Bronze Commonwealth medalist 2018

Silver medalist Rugby Sevens World Cup 2018

Silver Olympic Medalist 2016

Your best piece of coaching advice?

The best piece of advice of I have received is, just because you have talent, it doesn't mean you don't have to work hard. The key to any profesionalsm is working hard and seeking advice to reach your potential.

Your best mental performance tool?

My best mental performance tool is visualisation, I use it frequently in training and matches. Generally, I spend a few minutes pre-game in the changing room and in the tunnel before I run out. One aspect is visualising our team tactics and how I can implement them in the game. The main process is visualising myself doing things really well and reminding myself of my strengths. With all this going, I've found it's a good way to stay present in the moment of the game and not let my mind wonder or be distracted.

How important are marginal gains to you?

From being a professional rugby player for over 10 years, being able to control a small part of my training and enhance my recovery by even a small percentage means I can recover faster and push my body further. The result of making marginal gains each day impacts my game on a greater scale over a long period and is whatevery professional player and team strive for. Having these needs met through Kymira help me perform at my best.