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Is Stress IQ Hurting Your Performance?

August 22, 2007
Is Stress IQ Hurting Your Performance?

“The influence of stress on athletic performance is a legitimate concern for most coaches and athletes. Whether we realize it or not, our emotions affect every cell in our body (Tutko & Tosi, 1976). Negative emotional reactions are often caused by stress. One of the ways to deal with this phenomenon is to understand...
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From the Field: Building Confidence With Positive Self Talk

August 21, 2007
From the Field: Building Confidence With Positive Self Talk

Dear Podium: I've raced at a world class level for a number of years and had significant success. My best performance on the world stage was an 8th place in the Olympic Games and I was just coming off an injury. My problem is that in spite of this level of success, I sometimes...
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Optimum Arousal and Visualization in Muay Thai

August 20, 2007
Optimum Arousal and Visualization in Muay Thai

“It is common knowledge that Muay Thai training is one of the toughest in the world of sport. Some sports physiologists even feel that it is too stressful for the nervous system to go through two sessions of anaerobic training a day like Muay Thai practitioners do. I believe that it is not the...
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Overtraining Syndrome

August 17, 2007
Overtraining Syndrome

“It is no secret among athletes that in order to improve performance you’ve got to work hard. However, hard training breaks you down and makes you weaker. It is rest that makes you stronger. Physiologic improvement in sports only occurs during the rest period following hard training. This adaptation is in response to maximal...
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Offensive And Defensive Mental Skills

August 16, 2007
Offensive And Defensive Mental Skills

“Offensive skills let an athlete dominate a competition. Offensive physical skills might include the terrific top-end speed of 400-meter runner Michael Johnson or the high VO2 Max of Lance Armstrong that allows him to pass other cyclists in the Alps. Unusual strength and quickness are offensive physical skills in a majority of Olympic sports....
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The Power of Pre-Event Thought

July 27, 2007
The Power of Pre-Event Thought

“Humans think around 60,000 thoughts a day, and the quality of these thoughts is becoming increasingly important in a sport where a hundredth of a second is an eternity.” From an article on About.com by Craig Townsend. Here’s the full article. Here’s another quote: “One of the best ways to overcome negative thoughts before...
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Visualization Techniques for Skiers and Snowboarders

July 9, 2007
Visualization Techniques for Skiers and Snowboarders

“You can learn to ski in the summer, and you can learn to swim in the winter.” -Horst Abraham This quote comes from an article at Suite 101. It’s related to the visualization techniques utilized by skiers and snowboarders but it can apply to all sports. Here is the article.
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Temple visit part of the Thais’ mental preparations

July 8, 2007
Temple visit part of the Thais’ mental preparations

“The principles of Buddhism are an important part of our sports psychology. If a player is relaxed and does meditation and prays then they are in a positive frame of mind and can focus on their goal, which is to do well. It is very important.” -Quote by Chanvit Pholchovin, Coach of Thai Football...
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Navy SEAL Mental Training for Sports

July 5, 2007
Navy SEAL Mental Training for Sports

Here’s tough – the U.S. Women’s Olympic Softball Team underwent Navy SEAL training. “Why did U.S. Olympic softball head Coach mike Candrea utilize such training for his athletes? Believe it or not, it was all set up to mold the minds of these remarkable athletes to compete at a mental level never achieved before,...
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Achieving IPS – The Ideal Psychic State

July 1, 2007
Achieving IPS – The Ideal Psychic State

“Mental conditioning and visualization for a game can be divided into two different parts: the day before the game and moments right before the game.” This quote comes from an issue of FIBA Assist Magazine. In this article, Albert Rodionov delves into a practical usage of imagery and visualization pre-competition. Rodionov has a Master’s...
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