Sports psychology is a discipline within psychology that studies how mental processes influence athletic performance. Mental game coaching is the practical application of Sports Psychology helping athletes improve their performance.
Let’s rethink the power of doing nothing. If you are like me then you’re tracking your training metrics… It is difficult to see doing nothing as an important part of becoming a better runner.
I have always been highly competitive, especially in individual sports. Perhaps it is because I just love going fast, and nothing makes you feel as fast as when you come flying past your fellow competitors (the only thing that is comparable is racing downhill on my mountain bike). I was… Read More »How I went from competing to experiencing
As the time grows closer to the Argus Cycle Tour I see more and more cyclists on the road “miles in the legs” in preparation for the big day. As much as getting time in the saddle is important, consider spending some time preparing mentally for the race. Here are… Read More »Your mental game plan for the Argus Cycle Tour
You devote of hours and hours to training your body but how much to you spend training your mind? More and more, athletes and sports teams are turning to sports psychology and mental game coaching to give them the edge in training and competition. Sports psychology is a discipline within… Read More »Why you should be mental about sports
Whether in business or in sports, we all want to perform at our best and have fun doing it. For many of us however, optimal or peak experiences do not happen frequently enough. There are three things that impact on peak performance: our thoughts about the past, our thoughts about the future, and what we think about in the moment.
In sport psychology the state of flow is often called “being in the zone”. Flow is that internal state where time almost stops, where we meet the challenge with ease. Everything just clicks in to gear
In an interview with the American Psychological Association, sports psychologist Dr. Shane Murphy talks about what it takes to be an Olympic athlete. The last question asked by the APA was “What does it take to do your very best when the pressure is on? You talk about being in… Read More »Being “in the zone” – on the field and in the boardroom
Picture this, you’ve been riding for three hours and you’re tired, you can feel the burn creeping into your legs, a sure sign that your body is producing more lactate than it can metabolise. You know that if you carry on at this pace you’re not going to make it. And you begin to wonder, how on earth to the professionals do it? Is their perception of fatigue the same as yours or are they immune to feeling the burn.