sports psychology

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.
Hard work, experience, and earned respect are values that are fast disappearing in the new generation of trainers and athletes.
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.
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.
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.
What's the best way to psych up before a lift, sprint, or other athletic attempt? A new study found visualization blows other methods out of the water.
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.
In 1988 Carl Lewis lost his focus and lost his shot at a gold medal. Why? Because he let Ben Johnson get in his head. If it can happen to someone like Carl Lewis, it can happen to any of us.
Does your training bring you joy? I’ve tossed this question back and forth a lot in my own mind lately, ever since my dad asked me this several months back. And now I think I know the answer.
At the turn of the year, it's nice to sit back and take a look at the top articles of the year gone by. Here they are along with an overall Breaking Muscle top 10 and "Editors Picks."
It's popular to push the setting of goals, but what if setting goals could actually be a negative thing? And is it something that successful people actually even do? Evidence shows otherwise.