Posts Tagged ‘sports psychology’

Mental Toughness

Mental Toughness

“It is mental power that separates the exceptional from the very good. When athletes are lining up to compete against each other at a high level, there will be nothing to choose between them, talent for talent, training for training. What separates them is what goes on behind the eyes” Franck Dick. Former coach to […]

Challenge Comfort Zones for Breakthrough Performances

Challenge Comfort Zones for Breakthrough Performances

In sports psychology a comfort zone is a zone in which an athlete continues to perform at a level which may not be indicative of their capabilities. They find it difficult to reach that next “breakthrough.” Sometimes it shows when we practice but most definitely shows while racing. The athlete may self-destruct on the verge […]

Now, now…

Now, now…

It’s funny how our minds work. Of course our brains never seem to stop zooming all over the place (ok I admit, maybe it’s just me). First we are thinking of the things we have to do (future) then we switch to how we interacted with someone recently (past) then to “what ifs” (future) and […]

Mind over matter: Why the mind matters?

Mind over matter: Why the mind matters?

Negative thoughts lead to a negative performance; the connection is as straight forward as that. The solution is to focus on the race. This means firstly to keep the concentration as unbroken as possible, and secondly to try to change any negative thoughts into positive ones” Sally Gunnell, Olympic Gold Medalist and World Champion Hurdler. […]