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  • Understanding Motivation
    by Kristoph Thompson
    Motivation is the reason we begin an exercise programme full of zeal, and yet it also explains why our trainers remain in the cupboard, not having seen the light of day for weeks. What’s motivating you? Get to the bottom of why you want to exercise.

  • Motivation for Cycling Training
    by Richard Pettinger
    Quite often we can go through periods where we loose motivation to train. This can be for a variety of reasons. There are several things we can do to try and regain our motivation.

  • Hypnotherapy For Sports Performance
    by Richard MacKenzie
    Hypnotherapy for sports performance is all about increasing a player's ability to concentrate and focus on the techniques of their game.

  • Sports Psychology Guidelines for Sports Parents
    by Dr. Patrick J. Cohn
    Sports parents have a big impact on their young superstars. A healthy and successful sports experience will depend on sports parents' ability to instill confidence and self-esteem in athletes.

  • Hypnotherapy For Sports Performance - Getting The Winning Edge
    by Terry Doherty
    Hypnotherapy helps sports people improve their performance on three counts. First it helps them relax and calm their senses even while being in the middle of a game; by being calm and free of stress one can think clearly.

  • Lance Armstrong, Exercise, and Will Power– Characteristics that Make a Champion!
    by Greg Ryan
    Whatever our sport, we can alllearn from this extraordinary champion.

  • Winning Is A Habit, Unfortunately So Is Losing...
    by Wade Pearse
    In every area of life we read stories of almost miraculous results that came from applying specific visualizations.

  • #1 Way to Deal with Nerves in Golf
    by Wade Pearse
    If you've golfed competitively you've no doubt felt nerves affect your game! When I say competitively I don't just mean competing on a professional or mini-tour. If you have a $5 bet with a colleague or friend it's still competitive! Whether you're a 27 handicap or scratch you are likely to feel at least some nerves.

  • The Psychology of a Confident Golf Swing
    by Adam Eason
    Having a great golf swing is not just about technique, it's also about psychological belief in yourself as a great player.

  • What Should Runners Think About?
    by Roy Palmer
    What do you think about when you are running? Does it make a difference?

  • Goal Setting - How An Athlete Achieved His Goals At The Commonwealth Games
    by Bernie Wiemers
    This event gave a glimpse of how extraordinary people succeed, and an insight into the steps we can apply for our own goal setting in life.

  • A Guide To Muscle Gain Visualization
    by Gary Matthews
    Have you ever imagined how visualization can play an important part in gaining weight and maintaining a healthy lifestyle? Gaining muscle can be difficult for many people who don’t use their minds to help in the process.

  • Your Evil Non-Bowling Twin
    by Susie Minshew
    Tips on how to deal with that hyper-critical part of you that can destroy your game. Although the writer is concerned with bowling, there's tips here whatever your game.

  • 5 Tips to Improve ANY Performance
    by Dr. Leif Smith
    Wishing you could finally achieve your sports-related goals? Merely looking for a way to get more out of everything you do? Here are five basic skills (basic in that all top achievers know these skills and apply them in some form on a weekly basis) that will dramatically improve your performance.

  • Three Ways to Destroy Your Ability To Compete-Quickly! 
    by Dr. Leif H. Smith
    If you want to become the kind of athlete that people always talk about in terms of “potential” rather than results, following the following formula.

  • Visualisation Tips
    by Ian Canaway
    An excellent cricket tip I picked up is the power of visualisation. It is a skill that is often neglected by cricketers. For batsmen, bowlers and fielders at any level of the game it is an important skill that should be mastered.

  • Why Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone?
    by Angela Perin
    Confronted with both physical and emotional discomfort, I became consciously aware that I had two primary choices in response to my pain. Each of these responses would impact differently on my outcome and results. So what result could I expect to achieve by stepping out of my comfort zone?

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