Sports Psychology

Personal trainers may not need to run into burning buildings or work in a combat zone, but working with clients requires a certain kind of courage.
It's the CrossFit New Year. Here's how to stop dreaming about being better and start doing it every day.
The social psychologist in me always wants to point out that context is really what makes people work as a team versus stab each other in the back.
For years I always thought wanting to do more and move forward was always a good thing. But on the inside, I was pushing myself down.
Is there such a thing of too much exercise? And if so, what are the signs that you are taking it too far? Check this list.
"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.”
Your joints are achier, muscles tighter, and injuries more frequent. The thought creeps into your mind, "It's not that I can't, but should I?"
Your brain's number one priority is self-preservation. If it doesn’t function your body dies. So above all else, it prioritizes it's own protection.
Human behavior is a funny thing. So often our goals are detached from reality. How do we align the two?
Researchers found athletes have much greater mental toughness than non-athletes, particularly when it comes to hope and perseverance.
What is motivation? And I don’t just mean the basic definition, but the science of how motivation works. What motivates you versus me?
Researchers found when people had a choice to quit they actually become more persistent and accomplished more.
While we may indeed learn through failure, we can also learn through our successes. In a recent paper, some scientists examined exactly how.
Have you ever seen the strong quiet person who carries him- or herself with a presence of strength and humility at the same time. Here's what I think we can learn from these people.
Aside from physiological markers, coaches might want to take their clients' preferences and tolerance of exercise into mind when designing exercise programs.
How are you doing with your New Year's resolution? For those of us who have broken down, here's a chance to reconsider your approach and make a new plan for success.
If you are able to tweak your training balance through life’s ups and downs, you will be able to keep yourself in check, and more importantly, keep yourself in training.
Track and field hammer throwing and weightlifting have both provided much insight into my greatest strengths and weaknesses as an athlete - and more so, as a person.