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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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Revisiting Research on the Experience of ‘Suffering’ in Cycling

July 10, 2009
Revisiting Research on the Experience of ‘Suffering’ in Cycling

In a special effort to acknowledge the grueling nature of the Tour de France – this qualitative research on the experience of “suffering” in cycling will open your eyes. Editor’s note: The vast majority of literature in sport psychology involves quantitative research methods. These help in understanding trends and the prevalence of applied methods...
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Podium Interviews Will Frischkorn – Training for the Tour de France

June 15, 2009
Podium Interviews Will Frischkorn – Training for the Tour de France

Will Frischkorn, Tour de France stage 7 Podium’s Podcast of the Week Features an Interview with elite cyclist Will Frischkorn: by Dr. Stephen Walker, CC-AASP Will Frischkorn is one of those unassuming types that hang out in Boulder – a lot like your friend and neighbor his friendly yet calm exterior belies an aggressive...
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Interview with Matt Reed: winner of 2009 the Pan Am Triathlon Title

May 30, 2009
Interview with Matt Reed: winner of 2009 the Pan Am Triathlon Title

Listen to our Podcast of the week – An interview with Matt Reed after a training session this winter by Dr. Stephen Walker, CC-AASP Matt Reed was born in New Zealand but moved to the USA several years ago when his love for elite triathlete Kelly Rees brought him here.  Competing for the USA,...
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Marvin Zauderer on Communication

October 8, 2007
Marvin Zauderer on Communication

Our riding and racing can be profoundly affected by how we conduct our relationships. Teammates, competitors, training partners, coaches, employers, significant others: all can play important roles in the progress, fun and success we experience in cycling. As a result, communication is a crucial skill for the mentally fit cyclist. Last month, I explored...
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Marvin Zauderer on Goal Setting

September 25, 2007
Marvin Zauderer on Goal Setting

Goal-setting is a common weakness for struggling athletes and a common strength for successful athletes. Do it wrong – or avoid it altogether – and watch your chances for success plummet. Do it right, and watch your motivation and self-confidence improve. For many athletes, it’s the key to enhancing performance. Many years ago, psychologist...
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Mind Over Mountain: Mental Tips for Climbing

September 15, 2007
Mind Over Mountain: Mental Tips for Climbing

Unlike other aspects of cycling, climbing success is considered by most to be almost 100 percent dependent on fitness and natural ability. It occurred to me, however, that there is actually much more to it. Over the years, I’ve picked up numerous tricks and techniques that have allowed me to occasionally put one over...
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Marvin Zauderer on Suffering

September 13, 2007
Marvin Zauderer on Suffering

Your legs are burning. Your lungs are burning. Thoughts of flaming out, backing off, or giving up are dancing in your tortured mind. What will you do next? The mentally fit cyclist is highly skilled in responding to suffering, and thus has a distinct advantage over many competitors. When we cyclists use the word...
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What Is Mental Training and What Is Not

August 14, 2007
What Is Mental Training and What Is Not

“In a complete training program, the mind is as important as the body. Many top amateur and professional athletes know that mental fitness, as much or more than physical fitness, gives them an edge over their competitors. But just what is mental training and what is it not?” From an article in Pez by...
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Movie Review: Wired to Win

August 12, 2007
Movie Review: Wired to Win

Here’s a review of Wired to Win: Surviving the Tour de France by LAist.com. I saw this IMAX movie a year ago and I thought it was fabulous from a psychology standpoint. It’s extremely informative and overflowing with the expected beauty of an IMAX film. The Wired to Win website has some interesting content...
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