Sports Psychology

Procrastination is often an issue of avoidance due to conflict, difficulty, and hesitation. This is a surefire way to achieve a mediocre life and not become the person you truly want to be.
So you've made a bunch of training goals, but are you motivated? A new study shows that making the goals at all is a good first step to athletic success.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Here are three keys I've found absolutely critical to creating the life I want. And yes, I learned them in yoga class.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mental imagery can be a powerful tool for achieving your goals. Here are six lessons on improving your performance through visualization.
I remember my first tournament back in my amateur boxing days. I was eleven at the time. During the round I couldn't hear the crowd. What is this sensation and how does it help us as athletes?
The mind is weaker than the body; so just imagine what the body could do with the right mindset. Fears and self-doubt can stop an athlete in his or her tracks long before the body quits.
I have always thought that you lift as you live (and think). In the weeks to come I will put that into the context of your progress through not only your sports but perhaps of life itself.
The best way to develop toughness is to realize it’s not an overnight process. Learning to embrace the suck when everything in your body is screaming to slow down is not a quick skill to learn.