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February 2019

1-min Read: The Importance Of Rest For Peak Performance

By |2018-12-10T13:24:19+08:00February 21st, 2019|

Have you ever wondered why so many people have their best ideas while walking, showering or sleeping? It’s in large part because such restful times allow the brain to step out of the linear thought process. After all, when you’re actively working, your conscious mind reigns supreme. It functions in a linear “if-then” kind of [...]

1-min Read: Multitasking Is Inefficient – Focus On One Task At The Time

By |2018-12-10T13:40:59+08:00February 14th, 2019|

Do you love multitasking and consider it the most efficient way to get things done? Well, if you do, it’s time to change your ways. That’s because countless studies have found that both the quality and quantity of work suffers when people do multiple things at once. Just take research from the University of [...]

1-min Read: How Stress Can Stimulate Growth

By |2018-12-10T13:21:36+08:00February 7th, 2019|

In 1934, the endocrinologist Hans Selye did an experiment in which he injected ovarian extracts into rats. The rats reacted strongly, and he believed that he had discovered a new sex hormone. But he soon realized that he was wrong. In reality, the rats responded precisely the same way to any injection. The experiment just shows that [...]

January 2019

1-min Read: Self-Confidence and It Impact In Sports Accomplishments

By |2018-12-10T13:21:10+08:00January 31st, 2019|

In the book Learning, Remembering, Believing: Enhancing Human Performance, it was stated that self-confidence is the “central mediating construct of achievement strivings.” It is both a motivator and a regulator of one’s behavior. In sports, it is a judgment of one’s ability to perform and accomplish a goal. Sports Psychologist Dr. Jim Taylor says [...]

1-min Read: Focused Training for Higher Performance

By |2018-12-10T13:20:40+08:00January 24th, 2019|

Researchers agree that focusing on one task at a time is more effective than multitasking. The best way to focus is to “work for long blocks of time without any interruptions,” says mental trainer and writer Patrik Edblad on Better Humans. Another research published in Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes supports this as [...]

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

By |2018-12-10T13:20:04+08:00January 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+08:00January 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+08:00January 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+08:00December 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+08:00December 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. [...]