Sports Psychology

Examining the "Why" - Why Do You Exercise and Is It Working for You?

Are you working out because it's beneficial and enjoyable? Or are you doing it because you're trying to fix something from the past?

5 Training Lessons Learned From My Obnoxious Big Brother

During my younger years my brother hated the fact that I existed. But as we got older his contempt disappeared and he became a sort of mentor. Here's the most important things I learned.

Strong Is Still Strong, Skinny Is Still Skinny

When I first heard the saying “strong is the new skinny” I loved it, but since then, I’ve kind of grown to hate it. Let me explain.

Overcoming Self-Imposed Limitations: Mind Training Strategies From Gym Jones

Our potential is limited by our own expectations. How do you get rid of your limits? It certainly isn't easy but there are ways to do it.

3 Unexpected Keys to Crushing Goals

Here are three keys I've found absolutely critical to creating the life I want. And yes, I learned them in yoga class.

What Do You Really Want? When What You Want and How You Train Don't Match

What is your goal? What do you really want, as opposed to what you say you want, and are you doing everything that needs to be done to support that goal?

Psychology in the Weightlifting Arena, Part 7 - The Lifter's Trance

We now come to a point in competition just before the lifter is to lift the barbell. So what happens at this point? He or she goes into a light trance. Yes, a trance - a weightlifter's trance.

Psychology in the Weightlifting Arena, Part 6 - Discharging

After you relax, center your mind, visualize the lift, ground your body, and charge up your lungs, you are ready to lift. During that lift you have one other process to consider - discharging.

Psychology in the Weightlifting Arena, Part 4 - Getting Centered

This week we look at the art of psyching up. What is it, what does it do, and how do YOU do it effectively to make those big lifts.

The Athletic Mind, Part 2: Training Yourself to Be a Positive Thinker

How does a pessimistic or catastrophic thinker become a positive go-getter? Here are some ways to change your perspective, whether you are an athlete or not.

Psychology in the Weightlifting Arena, Part 3 - Controlling Internal Noise

It is important to know that you give your inner voice power. Just as you can think negative thoughts about your performance, you can transform your thoughts into positive, productive ones.

See How It's Done: 6 Lessons on Visualization

Mental imagery can be a powerful tool for achieving your goals. Here are six lessons on improving your performance through visualization.

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