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The Argument for "Releasing" tension – Good or Bad?

February 6, 2010
The Argument for "Releasing" tension – Good or Bad?

by Rob Polishook, M.A. The Australian Open Tennis Championships 2010 I’m still recovering from my 4:30 am live viewing of Roger Federer and Nikolay Davydenko. What a match!  What mental swings!  These mental swings are really potent, and yet so many of them get swept under the carpet by commentators espousing that “players” don’t...
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Might Psychotherapy Have Rescued Tiger Woods?

December 28, 2009

by Dr. Stephen Walker – CC-AASP Tiger’s Infamous Fall from Grace Belief Systems Drive Behavior – Both Good & Bad Behavior: The case for therapy in Sport The end of 2009 has brought us some unforgetable moments both in and out of sport.  What will undoubtedly be remembered as a tough year for everyone...
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Mythbusting in High School Sports: Perspectives of Athletes, Coaches and Parents

December 7, 2009
Mythbusting in High School Sports: Perspectives of Athletes, Coaches and Parents

Podium’s Podcast of the Week – An interview with Samantha Monda by Stephen Walker, PhD – CC-AASP Dr. Aimee Kimball, UPMC Center for Sports Medicine was the lead researcher on this study, and was ably assisted by graduate students Samantha Monda (West Virginia University), Dana Voelker (Michigan State University), and Sarah Compton of Argosy...
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From USOC's Dr. Sean McCann: How Coaches & Athletes Can Build Stronger Performances

November 22, 2009
From USOC's Dr. Sean McCann: How Coaches & Athletes Can Build Stronger Performances

The USOC’s Coaching Newsletter – An Article on Performance Enhancement A THREE-STEP FORMULA FOR COMPETITION READINESS: FROM PREPARATION TO EXECUTION By Sean McCann, USOC Sport Psychologist- Strength and Power When an athlete prepares well, has the talent, but simply doesn’t execute, it is frustrating and often puzzling to figure out what went wrong. At...
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AASP 2009 – The Art and Science of Applied Sport Psychology

September 22, 2009
AASP 2009 – The Art and Science of Applied Sport Psychology

by Stephen Walker, PhD, CC-AASP From the Editor Salt Lake City, Utah – It dawned on me while attending the 24th annual AASP conference – that I had participated in the 2nd one held in Nashua, New Hampshire way back in the fall of 1987. Holy Moly!  I is old and the pic above...
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Serena Williams US Open Debacle: The Foot Fault

September 13, 2009

Lack of Mental Toughness Costly by Stephen Walker, PhD, CC-AASP – Boulder, Colorado We assume that those who play on the world stage at the highest levels of sport have schooled themselves mentally to keep their wits about them in the toughest of situations.  Perhaps we assume wrong. Yesterday’s Semi-final in the women’s US...
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Garmin-Slipstream & Lance Armstrong Teach us Patience – Tour de France Epilogue

August 4, 2009
Garmin-Slipstream & Lance Armstrong Teach us Patience – Tour de France Epilogue

by Stephen Walker, PhD, CC-AASP Podium Sports Journal Tour de France – Awards Best Team:  Garmin-Slipstream runs a clean race! It seems that every third day or so another rider is implicated in a doping scandal.  This brings to what seems like triple digits….the number of cyclists who have been busted for doping.  You...
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What Coaches and Consultants Should Know about Music and Rhythm in Sport Performance

August 2, 2009
What Coaches and Consultants Should Know about Music and Rhythm in Sport Performance

Podium’s Podcast of the Week: Dr. Lois Butcher-Poffley’s research on music & tempo in Sport by Stephen E. Walker, PhD, CC-AASP I remember when we used to watch cartoons on TV every Saturday morning.  We’d watch Loony Tunes and Road Runner, but the room would come alive when Bugs Bunny started doing the Rumba...
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“Old Fogy almost gets it done”…

July 20, 2009
“Old Fogy almost gets it done”…

” I didn’t feel comfortable with my swing early, but my old friend Byron Nelson once told me when you don’t feel comfortable you concentrate more ” Tom Watson by Michael P. Sheridan, PhD “Old Fogy almost gets it done”…This was the headline that Tom Watson suggested that reporters use in their news reports...
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Jamie Donaldson Repeats as Badwater Ultramarathon Champ

July 15, 2009
Jamie Donaldson Repeats as Badwater Ultramarathon Champ

Jamie Donaldson takes another Badwater in 27:20:18 There was no fooling around for Jamie Donaldson in this year’s Badwater.  She and her crew had a plan and they followed it to the letter….no running under a 10 minute mile pace, stop every 20 miles to change socks and shoes, and keep it steady throughout. ...
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