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The Protective Effects of Positive Emotions & Your Heart Health

August 23, 2011
The Protective Effects of Positive Emotions & Your Heart Health

By Dr. Stephen E. Walker, PhD, CC-AASP Have you ever wondered how your thinking might influence your physical health, performance or well-being? In the second quarter issue of 2005, research was presented by Dr. Alan Rozanski in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology focused on developments in the field of Behavioral Cardiology....
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The Most Important Job Interview in Sports: Part I

March 18, 2010
The Most Important Job Interview in Sports: Part I

One of the most interesting things about the Olympics is that they give us a glimpse at how athletes deal with highly pressurized situations.
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Athletes' Choices Can Help or Hinder the Development of Confidence

January 9, 2010
Athletes' Choices Can Help or Hinder the Development of Confidence

Foreward by Dr. Stephen Walker – Editor: “Confidence is a factor that can influence an athlete’s performance in remarkable ways.  It can cause the cocky to make tactical and strategic errors.  The lack of it can mess with the performance of  talented athletes because they fail to channel their focus in the most effective...
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Predicting Success in Putting – Routines, Time on Task & Putting Distance

October 8, 2009
Predicting Success in Putting – Routines, Time on Task & Putting Distance

Podium’s Podcast of the Week: An Interview with Dr. Rob Bell from Ball State University by Stephen Walker, PhD, CC-AASP Dr. Rob Bell, Kyle Cox, W. Holmes Finch and Camille Cassidy did one of the more interesting studies using collegiate golfers and monitoring who was successful and who wasn’t on short putts (3-6 feet)...
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Dr. Geir Jordet: Choking In Pressure Situations – How to Prevent it.

October 4, 2009
Dr. Geir Jordet: Choking In Pressure Situations – How to Prevent it.

by Stephen Walker, Ph.D. CC-AASP Podium’s Podcast of the Week: An Interview with Dr. Geir Jordet Geir Jordet is Associate Professor at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences in Sognsv, Norway.  He is also a consultant to World Cup Soccer Teams and has done some remarkable work in studying who succeeds and who doesn’t...
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Research on Pre-shot Routines Used by PGA Professionals on Tour

August 7, 2009
Research on Pre-shot Routines Used by PGA Professionals on Tour

Podium’s Podcast of the Week – an Interview with Dr. Daniel Czech – Georgia Southern University by Stephen E Walker, PhD, CC-AASP Dr. Daniel Czech is a professor of sport psychology in a program that has done some remarkable research in recent years, particularly qualitative efforts.  Qualitative research involves a more in-depth study of...
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Jamie Donaldson Seeks to Repeat in the 2009 "Badwater Ultramarathon"

July 13, 2009
Jamie Donaldson Seeks to Repeat in the 2009 "Badwater Ultramarathon"

by Dr. Stephen Walker, CC-AASP Planet Earth’s Undisputed “Toughest Road Race” What do you call a 135 mile long road race with a gain of 13,000 vertical feet that spans  three mountain ranges in mid-summer Death Valley temperatures exceeding 130 degrees Farenheit?  You call it the AdventureCORPS’  “Badwater Ultramarathon” – thats what!  So grueling...
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Jess and Bren Interview Dr. Stephen Walker on KCFR Radio – Ft. Collins, Colorado

July 4, 2009
Jess and Bren Interview Dr. Stephen Walker on KCFR Radio – Ft. Collins, Colorado

Brenda Epstein and Jess Knudson’s award winning sports talk show is called “Beyond the Balls” Listen as they interview our own Dr. Stephen Walker Jess and Bren are pretty much icons in Ft. Collins Colorado.  They have one of the funniest, most compelling sports talk shows on the radio today.  Although really quite saavy,...
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Core Competencies – Mental Training on Stage

June 23, 2009
Core Competencies – Mental Training on Stage

By Stephen Walker, PhD, CC-AASP Controlling Stress: The Key to a Great US Open Finish The special pressures that surround our national championship in professional golf  are both a delight and disaster waiting to happen…and the $1.35 million smackers at stake are but a small part of the story. Open to sectional qualifiers anywhere...
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Building Consistency at The Plate: The Pre-At Bat Routine in Baseball

April 18, 2009
Building Consistency at The Plate:  The Pre-At Bat Routine in Baseball

By: Philip D. Del Vecchio III & Dr. Stephen Walker, CC-AASP Like most sports, Baseball is a game that requires mental effort. Beyond the physical skills required at every position, the mental skills of the game are critical. Baseball is a game of demanding strategic, tactical and technical features that can be, and should...
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How Best to Introduce Your Child to Sports

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By Ross Flowers An Expert’s Answers to Parents’ Questions About Raising a Healthy, Balanced, Happy Athlete Parent: When should I allow my child to...
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