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PETTLEP Imagery 5 – A New Frontier in Mental Conditioning

December 31, 2007
PETTLEP Imagery 5 – A New Frontier in Mental Conditioning

PETTLEP Imagery Part 5 By Dave Smith, Ph.D. In collaboration with Stephen Walker, Ph.D. from Podium Sports Journal The first 3 parts of this series focused on previous research in the use of imagery for improving athletic performance, and the specific factors that contribute to measurable benefits athletes have experienced in the use of...
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PETTLEP Imagery 4 – A New Frontier in Mental Conditioning

December 29, 2007
PETTLEP Imagery 4 – A New Frontier in Mental Conditioning

Part 4 – Mind power: By Dave Smith, Ph.D. In collaboration with Stephen Walker, Ph.D. from Podium Sports Journal PETTLEP imagery has been advocated as a method that passes the functional equivalence criteria as athletes employ the physical, environmental, task, timing, learning, emotion, and perspective parameters for using imagery to assist in improving athletic...
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PETTLEP Imagery 3 – A New Frontier in Mental Conditioning

December 26, 2007
PETTLEP Imagery 3 – A New Frontier in Mental Conditioning

Part 3 – Mind power: By Dave Smith, Ph.D. In collaboration with Stephen Walker, Ph.D. from Podium Sports Journal The first part of this series was focused on reviewing the mixed results found in imagery research for enhancing athletic performance. Part two examined certain factors in that research and new tools for measuring brain...
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PETTLEP Imagery 2 – A New Frontier in Mental Conditioning

December 23, 2007
PETTLEP Imagery 2 – A New Frontier in Mental Conditioning

Part 2 – Mind power: By Dave Smith, Ph.D. In collaboration with Stephen Walker, Ph.D. from Podium Sports Journal In Part 1, we explored the history of imagery use in athletic performance and reviewed the scientific literature, which offered mixed reviews on its effectiveness. Although more recent studies have demonstrated measurable benefits to the...
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What should you think about while running?

November 21, 2007
What should you think about while running?

by Steve Wininger, Ph.D. The Research on Focusing Attention Most research has examined the attentional focus of runners by categorizing their thoughts as either associative or dissociative. This model proposed by Morgan and Pollock (1977) describes associative thoughts as those that tune into your bodily sensations such as breathing, heart rate, tempo, turnover, shaking...
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Violence in Sports

November 17, 2007
Violence in Sports

The following is from Wikipedia.org. This is good. Wait until you see the set of examples of violence. Violence in sports can result in chaotic brawls, both by athletes and spectators. They may involve beer bottles, sinks from stadiums, improvised stabbing utensils, stadium seats, and whatever else may be found on hand. In sports...
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Get & Stay Motivated

November 13, 2007
Get & Stay Motivated

by Tami Eggleston, Ph.D. CC-AASP The following article is by Tami Eggleston, Ph.D. of McKendree University. She’s an Association for Applied Sport Psychology Certified Consultant. “Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” -Lou Holtz Psychologists know a few things about how to...
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Developing the Practice Intensity Habit

November 8, 2007
Developing the Practice Intensity Habit

Practice intensity is the will, commitment, and enthusiasm to practice with a purpose. Most coaches consider it an important characteristic of any successful team. The best players and teams have learned to get the most out of practices. They come to practice with an intense focus that directs them to enthusiastic, determined, goal-driven training....
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Goal Setting for Weightlifting

November 6, 2007
Goal Setting for Weightlifting

Ever had those days. When you just didn’t want to get out of bed, didn’t want to go to work or school/uni, and the last thing you wanted to do was go to training. Or maybe you have found yourself going through the same old training session doing the same old thing and confused...
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Team Turns Unsung Runners Into Elite Marathoners

November 1, 2007
Team Turns Unsung Runners Into Elite Marathoners

The following paragraphs come from a NYT article by Gina Kolata. This is only part of the article. Here’s the link. ROCHESTER, Mich. — When Mike Morgan was in high school in Lincoln, Neb., he wanted to be part of a sports team. But, as he saw it, he did not have much choice....
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Connect Power & Privilege to Form Championship Teams

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  Building Championship Behavior Using a 360 Degree Point-of-View in Developing Teamwork by Lowell Wightman The team practice today is similar in every way...
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