By Sean McCann, Ph.D., CC-AASP, USOC Sports Psychologist 1. Mental training can’t replace physical training and talent. 2. Physical trainingRead more
Practice intensity is the will, commitment, and enthusiasm to practice with a purpose. Most coaches consider it an important characteristicRead more
Ever had those days. When you just didn’t want to get out of bed, didn’t want to go to workRead more
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Dear Podium: I’ve raced at a world class level for a number of years and had significant success. My best performance on the world stage was an 8th place in the Olympic Games and I was just coming off an injury. My problem is that in spite of this level of success, I sometimes feel such a lack of confidence that it really interferes with my performance. It has been so bad there were even a few times when I wondered if I even belonged on the track. How can I better condition myself mentally so that I don’t beat myself before the start?
– Wanting More Confidence
Pete Webber has been mountain biking for more than 20 years, including six years as an internationally ranked professional racerRead more
Joe Friel has trained highly successful endurance athletes since 1980. His clients range from amateur and professional road cyclists toRead more