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Posts Tagged ‘ mental-toughness ’

"Mental toughness is to physical as four is to one."

June 11, 2007
"Mental toughness is to physical as four is to one."

This quote by Bobby Knight appeared on Commadot.com “Mental toughness is to physical as four is to one.” That says it all.
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Can we learn "Gretzky"?

June 11, 2007
Can we learn "Gretzky"?

“I couldn’t beat people with my strength. My eyes and my mind have to do most of the work.” -Wayne Gretzky In an article from Wired Magazine, Jennifer Kahn explores the “field sense” that players like Wayne Gretzky, Larry Bird and Joe Montana have…and we all would be happy to have…but can we learn...
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Roger Federer and Mental Toughness

June 10, 2007
Roger Federer and Mental Toughness

Here’s a quote from an article in The Sheboygan Press on Roger Federer. In 2003, 21-year-old tennis player Roger Federer was the No. 5 seed at the French Open. He was confident, and thought he had a chance to get to the finals. He was dumped in the first round by Luis Horna of...
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The Use of Imagery

June 10, 2007
The Use of Imagery

Here’s a lesson on the use of imagery from the Psychology News Blog. It’s a quick read.
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Mental Coaching and England's World Cup Loss

June 10, 2007
Mental Coaching and England's World Cup Loss

“This week Sven Goran Eriksson blamed England’s failure at the World Cup on the absence of a mental trainer or coach to help the team deal with pressure – especially in the penalty shoot-out against Portugal.” -OnRec.com Read the full article. It points out how sports and the business world both make use of...
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mannix tyrannicus

June 10, 2007
mannix tyrannicus

A quote from the latest article by Bob Woodiwiss, appearing in CityBeat. He writes well and this is definitely a fun read. All about running. “In all my years of running, I’ve only suffered two serious injuries. The first was a Gorton’s neuroma, a painful condition of the foot caused by replacing one’s worn...
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Mental Toughness in World Teakwondo Championships

June 10, 2007
Mental Toughness in World Teakwondo Championships

Check out this quote from an article in The Gazette by Arpon Basu involving the World Taekwondo Championships in Beijing: “Sergerie blames a lack of mental toughness, and nothing more, for her previous bronze and silver medals at the worlds. Though most people would be more than satisfied with those results, Sergerie was convinced...
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Father Brady the Doper

June 6, 2007
Father Brady the Doper

This is a blog entry from SamKrieg. It names a bunch of folks who he claims are fostering the doping dilemma. Here’s a quote: “Although I trained hard, I was taking HGH, EPO, Cortosoids, Sudafed, some sort of female fertility drug, Cialis and Viagra, cocaine, meth, Flintstones Vitamins, Rogaine, Peptobismal, Ex-lax, Vodka, a little...
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Warner on Mixed Martial Arts, IFL and Mental Toughness

June 5, 2007
Warner on Mixed Martial Arts, IFL and Mental Toughness

This quote came from a press release from Warner Home Video: “In a sport where mental toughness plays just as an important a role as athleticism, a team is only as strong as its weakest link in a battle of will, determination, and toughness.” Here’s the link to the International Fight League.
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Do you even know what "The Zone" is?

June 4, 2007
Do you even know what "The Zone" is?

Michael Lardon, MD certainly does. He’s been studying it for a while. And by the way, he’s been there. In this article that appeared in Active Cities USA, he describes what The Zone feels like for some people and how to identify when you, or an athlete you know, is in it.
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5 Reasons You Should Use ‘Athlete’ Produced Video – Coaching

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