Sports mental skills

January 2019

1-min Read: The Key to Long-Term Commitment in Sports

By |2018-12-10T13:20:04+00:00January 17th, 2019|

HARD Goals, Not SMART Goals, may be the key to development, according to a Forbes article. Leadership IQ’s founder Mark Murphy says HARD goals are “heartfelt, animated, required and difficult.” Goals should push you to step out of your comfort zone to be able to perform better and achieve more. Goals have to be [...]

1-min Read: Tenacity And Enthusiasm Against Competition Pressure

By |2018-12-10T13:19:26+00:00January 10th, 2019|

Confidence and optimism are great for getting you moving when things get tough, but to keep moving forward despite constant pressure, you’ll also need tenacity. Tenacity comes into play when there is a goal for which you want to strive. Because when you’re working to achieve something you want, you’ll put up with challenges and [...]

1-min Read: Confidence And Optimism For Defeating Pressure

By |2018-12-10T13:18:00+00:00January 3rd, 2019|

To do your best when it counts, it’s essential to develop attributes that help you thrive in pressure moments. Consider these qualities your “COTE” of armor: Confidence, Optimism, Tenacity, and Enthusiasm. Confidence is critical to keep you pressing ahead when the going gets tough. As your self-confidence increases, your anxiety reduces, and it becomes easier to [...]

December 2018

1-min Read: The Surf Training Fundamentals

By |2018-12-10T13:16:09+00:00December 27th, 2018|

The physical aspect of training is the first element surfers have to develop, as surfing needs a high degree of balance, core, leg, and paddle strength, according to Scott Adams, a fitness professional who creates top-selling training videos specifically for surfers. At the fundamental level, Better Health Channel mentions having strong swimming skills, being [...]

1-min Read: Pressure And Stress Can Hamper Your Sports Performance

By |2018-12-10T13:15:31+00:00December 20th, 2018|

Think about your upcoming competition. Are you afraid, eager? Do your palms sweat, or nerves twitch? The sensations you felt at that moment are typical of high-pressure situations. Unfortunately, pressure and stress can hamper your performance when it’s most essential that you succeed. Pressure moments can affect performance in sports, during practice, and in competition. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]