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Posts Tagged ‘ visualization ’

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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Building Consistency at The Plate: The Pre-At Bat Routine in Baseball

April 18, 2009
Building Consistency at The Plate:  The Pre-At Bat Routine in Baseball

By: Philip D. Del Vecchio III & Dr. Stephen Walker, CC-AASP Like most sports, Baseball is a game that requires mental effort. Beyond the physical skills required at every position, the mental skills of the game are critical. Baseball is a game of demanding strategic, tactical and technical features that can be, and should...
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Larry Lauer Talks about: Beating Your Demons

June 27, 2008
Larry Lauer Talks about: Beating Your Demons

By Larry Lauer, PhD, CC-AASP “I wouldn’t want to coach her, she is a head case!”“He will never be a great player. He is so mentally weak.” Have you heard coaches, spectators, television and sport talk commentators mutter these words? I certainly have heard these jabs at very capable professional and amateur athletes, and...
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Athletes, Superstitions and Rituals

April 17, 2008
Athletes, Superstitions and Rituals

We’ve all seen athletes performing ritual movements before competition and have heard stories about the baseball player with his lucky socks or the hockey player with his favorite stick. In fact, in pro sports, superstition and ritual is widespread and considered normal. To the onlooker, it may seem silly and strange, but if you...
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The Effect Sports Psychology Has On A Young Athlete

April 16, 2008
The Effect Sports Psychology Has On A Young Athlete

Here’s the link to this article on FairGrader.com. To fully understand sport psychology, we must ask ourselves two very important questions, first, what is sport psychology and second, who is it for Put in the most simple way, sport psychology can be an example of psychological knowledge, principles, or methods applied to the world...
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Coping with a Sports Injury

March 3, 2008
Coping with a Sports Injury

Mental strategies for a faster recovery include knowledge and patience. Frequently athletes react to injuries with wide range of emotions including denial, anger, and even depression. An injury often seems unfair to anyone who has been physically active and otherwise healthy. Although your feelings are real, it’s important to move beyond the negative and...
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What Mental Skills Does the Average Age-Group Triathlete Use for Competition?

February 11, 2008
What Mental Skills Does the Average Age-Group Triathlete Use for Competition?

By Melinda Frey, Ph.D. – CC-AASP, University of Utah In the summer of 2006, we conducted a study to examine the race preparation strategies of age-group Olympic distance triathletes competing in select races in the State of Utah. Our objective was to understand the basic differences in preparation between the top and bottom 25%...
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Golf Psychology

January 8, 2008
Golf Psychology

Here are some of the opening paragraphs in an interesting article by Grant Dodd that appears on iseekgolf.com John Crampton must have felt like Osama bin Laden in front of the United States congress. Addressing a group of reluctant, somewhat hostile, NSW State Amateur squad members on the semi-mystical, unexplored subject of sports psychology...
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Imagery and Visualization in Sports

September 14, 2007
Imagery and Visualization in Sports

Marilyn King was training for the 1980 Olympics when she was involved in a car accident which resulted in a back injury that left her bedridden for months. During her recovery, she spent hours using mental training techniques, watching films of Pentathlon, and visualizing herself competing. Although she was unable to train physically, her...
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5 Keys to Mental Toughness in Volleyball

by Michelle Ehgotz and Dr. Stephen Walker   Mental fitness in sport is often overlooked and in sports like volleyball, very few articles exist...
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