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1-min Read: The Role of Nutrition In Athletic Success

By |2018-11-07T10:16:15+00:00December 13th, 2018|

Clean nutrition is an essential factor in athletic success. In fact, nutrition’s role in sports has been recognized by trainers and athletes themselves. As an example, National Nutrition Programs have been included in the 2012 London Olympic Games. These were included in the preparation of the Australian, British and American sports systems, according to [...]

Rafi Papazian: From Baker to Ironman Athlete

By |2018-12-12T08:06:36+00:00December 11th, 2018|

Ironman athletes are considered to be the strongest and most endurant human beings, always pushing the limits. But what does it really take to be an Ironman and what kind of mindset does one need to cultivate to perform in that level? My conversation this week is with Rafi Papazian, an Ironman athlete, a [...]

1-min Read: Explicit vs Implicit Brain

By |2018-11-12T12:53:51+00:00December 10th, 2018|

Imagine you’re at a party, holding a glass of red wine filled to the brim. To your horror, you realize that to greet the host you have to cross an extremely expensive white carpet. So what do you do? Probably, you’ll slow down and focus on each and every step. But why? It’s important to [...]

1-min Read: Mental Rehearsal and Physical Practice for Best Performance

By |2018-11-07T19:10:14+00:00December 6th, 2018|

Visualization has been found to contribute to sports success. Athletes have used visualization to “create renewed mental awareness, a heightened sense of well-being and confidence,” says Exercise Physiologist and Fitness Consultant Elizabeth Quinn on Very well Fit. While visualization cannot replace years of physical training, the mental rehearsal through visualization combined with physical practice [...]

Doctor Ogi Markovic Co-Founder of Surfing Medicine International

By |2018-11-28T12:09:34+00:00December 4th, 2018|

Meet Doctor Ogi Markovic, a dedicated surfer who was able to join his passion for surfing and expertise in medicine. He created a very dynamic life full of excitement, exploration, and meaningful connections. Ogi is an entrepreneur, a medical doctor, a key opinion leader, a consultant specialist in ophthalmology. Doctor Markovic is a preventive medicine [...]

1-min Read: How Motivation By Association Works

By |2018-11-12T12:49:43+00:00December 3rd, 2018|

When it comes to the world of professional golf, for a long time South Korea was not really on the map. However, after South Korean golfer Se Ri Pak won the LPGA Championship in 1998, the number of South Koreans on the LPGA tour multiplied. This is not a coincidence. When people find a similarity [...]

1-min Read: How to Improve Concentration and Reduce Stress In Sports

By |2018-11-07T10:14:53+00:00November 29th, 2018|

When asked how much of sports is mental, coaches said it’s 35%, 50%, up to 80%, according to Penn Athletics sports psychologic Joel Fish. This is why to succeed in sports, an athlete has to develop his mental skills. Meditation can help in this aspect. It has been found to help improve concentration, in [...]

1-min Read: Intensive practice changes the way your brain works

By |2018-11-12T12:39:32+00:00November 26th, 2018|

One of the most impressive manifestations of the power of practice can be seen in table tennis player Desmond Douglas. For a long time, he was the top player in the UK, famous for his lightning-fast reactions. Yet, when scientists ran tests on the reaction speeds of all the English national team players, Douglas turned [...]

1-min Read: The Importance Of Short-Term Goals In Sports

By |2018-11-07T10:14:14+00:00November 22nd, 2018|

Success in any sport, according to University of Washington Sports Psychologist Frank Smoll, Ph.D., depends on skill and motivation. To be motivated means to be driven to achieve particular goals. It starts with long-term goals, which is described on the MindTools website as the “big picture” of what you want to achieve. Having long-term [...]

1-min Read: The Influence of Your Mindset On your Physical State

By |2018-11-28T12:11:13+00:00November 19th, 2018|

Right before a competition, top athletes go to great lengths to convince themselves that they will win. This is true even if the athlete in question has just suffered a string of defeats. To an external observer, this kind of conviction may seem irrational. But in fact, the point of this conviction is not its [...]