sports psychology

While it's great to have passion about your fitness, it's not healthy for the long-term to act like you're headed for the Olympics. It's time to look at the big picture.
Many of us grew up in team sports, but we didn't stick to them and chose an individual sport instead. Why do some of us prefer individual sports, and what are the pros and cons of this?
Like many of you, I am an everyday athlete. I’m training for quality of life and prolonged health. To achieve that, rest and a few breaks here and there must also play a part.
Pain can't be avoided in our lives - either in the gym or outside of it. But how we handle our pain can determine what we learn and how successfully we move forward.
We make addiction out to be an unbeatable foe. That's bull. If that was true, then no one would ever kick a drug habit, no one would ever lose weight, and no one would ever overcome anything hard.
Success in the gym is a little like grade school, we have to take it one level at a time or be overwhelmed by the enormity of our goal. Plus, we have to really, really want it.
Researchers questioned over 100 experienced strength and conditioning coaches to find out what mental strategies they employed with their athletes. Are you using these techniques?
If you want to achieve your fitness goals, then you need to take ownership of your training. Take the initiative instead of asking your coach the same questions day in and day out.
I like to use the phrase "owning my training." But what do I mean by that? I'm going to share a personal (and not so flattering story) to illustrate what is actually an empowering concept.
I have a felt a bit of guilt that what I want most is balance and happiness for my family. I am not the by-any-means-necessary athlete. But I am myself and I never have to compromise my character.
According to new research, clients are still motivated by their coaches even when they meet infrequently and don't actually do workouts. It's easier and less expensive, and still gets results.
We talk a lot in sports and specifically in the world of fighting about the heart. But what does it mean to have heart? Let's take a look internally and examine the physical and spiritual meaning.
There are three main ways to deal with pre-competition anxiety - damping it down, thinking about other things, and finally thinking about THE thing. Let's look at them closer.
It’s not always easy or convenient to do our first choice in physical activity, so how can we motivate ourselves to get out there and exercise? Researchers came up with a list of habits that help.
Life balance is not a destination. Rather, it is a never-ending journey that requires constant adjustment, sometimes major and sometimes barely perceptible. It's a bit like a Swiss ball.
When I was 4 years old I could read at a 4th grade level, but I couldn’t tie my shoes so they weren’t going to let me into kindergarten. Find out what this has to do with your athletic performance.
Today I'm going to look at the psychology of trash talking. While it is entertaining, it's my belief it's unnecessary and even harmful to the sport in question. What are your thoughts on trash talk?