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A Long Day Outdoors: Mental Conditioning for Ironman Triathlons

July 17, 2011
A Long Day Outdoors: Mental Conditioning for Ironman Triathlons

  by Will Murray “Sixteen hours is a long time and you can live a lifetime in that span.” Sister Madonna Buder, finisher of 44 Ironmans, now age 80  Long-course and Ironman-distance triathlons are very long events, 70.3 and 140.6 miles long, respectively.  And they take a long time to finish.  The world record...
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Performance Work with College Baseball Pitchers: CBT vs Brainspotting (A Case Study)

July 7, 2011
Performance Work with College Baseball Pitchers: CBT vs Brainspotting (A Case Study)

From the Editor:  Earl Poteet is one of a few selected Brainspotting practitioners who have trained with Dr. David Grand, its creator.  He is a former head coach and player of multiple sports who has consciously begun to focus on the use of Brainspotting with performance problems amongst players that may be trauma based. ...
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Dr. Julian Morrow – Sport Psychology Loses a Good Friend

June 5, 2011
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Its never good news to learn of a friend’s passing, but in this case, those of us at Podium Sports Journal who knew him are particularly saddened.  On Friday May 27th Dr. Julian Morrow, “J” to his friends, succumbed to the second of two heart attacks. I spoke with him a week ago.  He...
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Motivation in Sport – Discovering Your “Reason”

June 5, 2011
Motivation in Sport – Discovering Your “Reason”

by Simon Hartley Be World Class Why does a swimmer get out of bed at 4am on a cold, wet Tuesday in December. Why do they drive all the way to the pool and swim up and down for two hours? Why do they then have a bite of breakfast before doing a tough...
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Injury and Depression: What Every Coach & Sports Medicine Specialist Should Know

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by Rebecca Symes, CPsychol Many people look up to and aspire towards the world’s greatest athletes and at times they can be perceived as having the perfect life; getting to play the sport they love for a living, in the public eye earning respect and adoration and for the elite few, earning large amounts...
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Bad Boys in the NFL – Who Succeeds at Making a Comeback?

May 18, 2011
Bad Boys in the NFL – Who Succeeds at Making a Comeback?

by Stephen Walker, PhD, CC-AASP, USOC Registry of Sport Psychologists and Loren Fogelman, MEd,  EFT-ADV, Sport Performance Consultant   -When Gifted Athletes Fall from Grace- “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all” - Dale...
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“You” Control Your Performance!

April 15, 2011
“You” Control Your Performance!

by Simon Hartley Be World Class Your performance is entirely within your control. Your performance is not dictated by anyone else or anything else. It’s not dictated by circumstances or external factors. Your performance emanates from your thoughts and your feelings. Nobody can influence your thoughts or feelings, unless you let them! No situation...
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Playing Conscious Golf – Preparing for Competition

April 11, 2011
Playing Conscious Golf – Preparing for Competition

by Stephen Walker, PhD, CC-AASP, USOC Registry of Sport Psychologists My dentist has a sign in his office that reads, “Just floss the ones you want to keep.” Playing conscious golf involves the same principle. Mental conditioning for good tournament play is not a matter left to happenstance. In fact, many of the key...
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Guidelines for goal-setting: Researched and Tested

April 7, 2011
Guidelines for goal-setting: Researched and Tested

Sasha DiGiulian Win’s the 2011 SCS National Championships in Sport Climbing Photos by Dominik Walker Editors Note: Goal Setting is commonly referred to as an integral mental skill. However, in our experience there are few coaches and athletes that really know how to do it properly. It is a mental skill that will require...
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Your First Triathlon: Motivate Yourself to Overcome Inertia

April 5, 2011
Your First Triathlon: Motivate Yourself to Overcome Inertia

  by Carrie Cheadle, MA, CC-AASP You’ve been on the fence for a couple years now. Every once in a while, the thought travels through your mind, “Maybe I should do a triathlon…” and then it travels right back out again. You keep thinking about wanting to do your first triathlon, but you still...
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Mental Preparation & Team Culture Count in SuperBowl XLVIII

By Matt Long, M.A., M.Ed.                                       ...
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