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Posts Tagged ‘ sports-psychology-articles ’

Mental Rules for Golf

June 21, 2007
Mental Rules for Golf

By Gregg Steinberg MentalRule: Go Ahead and Wear the Red Shirt “I have always thought that the actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts” - John Locke We all have seen Tiger wear his red shirt on Sunday, but why does he do that? Wear the red shirt, that is. Is...
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Seven Action Strategies to Psych-Up for the Marathon

June 20, 2007
Seven Action Strategies to Psych-Up for the Marathon

Are you one of those thousands of runners putting in the trial of miles to prepare for an upcoming Marathon? Would you like to double the benefit of each training run? Are you interested in building your mental toughness but don’t have the time or resources to consult with a Sport Psychologist? If you answered...
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Hypnotherapy in Sport

June 19, 2007
Hypnotherapy in Sport

Nigel Pond of the UK wrote this article on the benefits of hypnotherapy in sport. It mainly uses golf as an example but the general ideas apply to much more than golf. The author breaks down the essence of the mind game into four sections: before sport, during sport, the “in between” and after...
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Imagery Validated

June 19, 2007
Imagery Validated

The Daily Duck has an article by Annie Plessinger on the use of imagery in sport to improve motor skills and overall performance. Definitely worth reading if you need validation of the imagery concept. It’s well written and based on research. Check out the references below. Feltz, D. L., & Landers, D. M. (1983)....
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Mental Toughness Tips for Tennis

June 18, 2007
Mental Toughness Tips for Tennis

Jeff Cooper posted this article at About.com. It discusses some tips to help you maintain control and excel in some common tennis scenarios. It’s a short article but the tips it contains might be well worth your time. It will take you less than two minutes to read the entire article.
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13 Pearls of Mental Conditioning

June 15, 2007
13 Pearls of Mental Conditioning

INNside Inkeeping in Montana isn’t a sports blog, but the author was an ultra runner at one time, and he/she learned a few things about mental conditioning along the way. Here are 13 concepts that the author employed in competition. The full article goes into a little detail, but it’s not technical. It’ll take...
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ACSM Research Presentation – Yoga Improves Concentration, Motivation

June 15, 2007
ACSM Research Presentation – Yoga Improves Concentration, Motivation

There are benefits from yoga that go beyond strength and flexibility. Practicing yoga can lessen anxiety, heighten concentration and improve motivation in as little as eight weeks, according to research presented in New Orleans at the 54th Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). Here’s a summary of the presentation from...
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Boxing's Mental Game

June 14, 2007
Boxing's Mental Game

We came across two blog entries which touch on the mental side of boxing. The first is from Lawyer-boxer’s Blog. The second is from RossTraining.com. “The wait in the dressing room before a boxing match – that last hour – could be enough to strip a man that never boxed before of whatever pride,...
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The SI Jinx

June 14, 2007
The SI Jinx

SI.com investigated the SI Cover Jinx and found that in investigating virtually all of SI’s 2,456 covers, there were 913 “jinxes” – a demonstrable misfortune or decline in performance following a cover appearance roughly 37.2 percent of the time. Here’s the full article. Interesting analysis including some great examples. Is it all mental?
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Federer Needs Mental Conditioning

June 13, 2007
Federer Needs Mental Conditioning

“As for Federer, he desperately needs a coach, and perhaps some sort of mental conditioning as well.” This quote came from an article in The Science of Sport. It’s well written and takes a look at the 2007 French Open final between Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer including the mental aspects of Federer’s loss…and…Nadal’s...
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