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The Dave Scott Interview

October 2, 2011
The Dave Scott Interview

From the Editor (10.1.2011)  Some of you may begin hearing about Dave Scott and Mark Allen’s concerns over the upcoming release of Matt Fitzgerald’s depiction of  (“IronWar”, VeloPress, 2011).  They feel strongly enough about the piece to sue the author and VeloPress for defamation of character and state flat out that there are erroneous...
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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 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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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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Mental Imagery

July 23, 2007

  “To be effective, like any skill, imagery needs to be developed and practiced regularly. There are four elements to mental imagery – Relaxation, Realism, Regularity and Reinforcement (the 4Rs).” This article by Brian Mac can help you incorporate visualization and mental imagery into your training toolbox. Here’s his overview on mental imagery.
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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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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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Marvin Zauderer on Self-talk

June 3, 2007
Marvin Zauderer on Self-talk

Here’s an article by Marvin Zauderer that appeared in Pez Cycling News. It involves self-talk and is part of a series that he wrote for Pez on some major mental conditioning topics.
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Andy Potts on Bouncing Back

May 22, 2007
Andy Potts on Bouncing Back

Podium Sports Journal delivers the best of applied sport psychology and provides coaches and athletes with the practical mental conditioning tools and techniques necessary to achieve peak performance including important skills related to motivation, goal setting, competitive drive, overtraining, anxiety, anger, concentration, visualization and imagery, leadership, teamwork, coaching, recovery from injury, eating disorders, substance...
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