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How to Build Mental Muscle

How to Build Mental Muscle | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
I spring out of bed, pull on my shorts and trainers, slather on sunscreen, and sit down at my computer. It's 7 a.m. on a Sunday morning in mid-May, two weeks before the start of my first marathon, and time for my final big test.
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Excellent article on Mental Conditioning!!!

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Ken Donaldson's curator insight, September 26, 2013 10:46 AM

"Scientists have since demonstrated that seemingly absolute physical limits are imposed by the brain—not the body."

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How does your perception of effort affect other activities besides physical endurance?

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Seeking excellence and success in sports and performing arts through mental conditioning and other applied behavioral sciences, from Psychogenyx.  
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The unique racing helmet that monitors the brain

The unique racing helmet that monitors the brain | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
A brain-scanning helmet developed to monitor mental energy and focus is at the centre of a ground-breaking study exploring the mind as the next frontier o
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Warning: NCAA volleyball is not immune to the yips

Warning: NCAA volleyball is not immune to the yips | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Nebraska's John Cook has seen it happen. Ditto for Stanford's Kevin Hambly. Washington State setter Nicole Rigoni lived it. Whether you call it the "monster," the "beast" or the "yips," the condition has made its way to NCAA volleyball.
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For more about the yips, go to my blog:  http://peakperformancetheblog.blogspot.com/2017/10/i-hate-to-break-it-to-you-but-you-got.html

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Georgia football is No. 1 over Alabama, and they’re talking like the Tide, too

Georgia football is No. 1 over Alabama, and they’re talking like the Tide, too | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
The Bulldogs' stated fight against complacency heading into a showdown at Auburn resembles those fought by Coach Kirby Smart's former boss, Nick Saban.
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All In The Mind: Study To Unlock Secrets Of Mental Performance

All In The Mind: Study To Unlock Secrets Of Mental Performance | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Could the mental preparation used by racing drivers help us deal with our hectic lifestyles?
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SpencerSchneider's curator insight, December 11, 3:44 PM

If you have played enough sports you know that the mental element plays a big role in your performance.

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An insight into the effect of music on student-athletes

An insight into the effect of music on student-athletes | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Studies show that listening to music can benefit athletes
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Gordon Hayward’s injury explained by Dr. Ralph Reiff of St. Vincent Sports Performance

Gordon Hayward’s injury explained by Dr. Ralph Reiff of St. Vincent Sports Performance | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Gordon Hayward suffered one of the most gruesome injuries in sports in the last decade. Dr. Ralph Reiff of St. Vincent Sports explains the injury more in depth.
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The psychology of the clutch athlete

What makes someone more likely to succeed when the lights shine brightest?
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Mark Henderson's curator insight, November 2, 1:39 AM

Image and self confidence can make the average athlete the clutch athlete.

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Golden State Warriors Are First In NBA To Use SyncThink Concussion Assessment

Golden State Warriors Are First In NBA To Use SyncThink Concussion Assessment | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
The Golden State Warriors have partnered with SyncThink to use its eye-tracking concussion assessment technology on the sidelines and locker room.
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Kobe Bryant Writes Heartfelt Message To Gordon Hayward After Gruesome Injury

Kobe Bryant Writes Heartfelt Message To Gordon Hayward After Gruesome Injury | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Kobe Bryant shared a powerful message to new Boston Celtics, Gordon Hayward after he fractured his left ankle on an awkward landing while attempting to complete an alley-oop during Wednesday night’s home opener against the Cleveland Cavaliers. I’ll spare you the video of the injury as I know you’ve already seen it too many times …
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Dr. Michael Gervais on Mental Mastery

Dr. Michael Gervais on Mental Mastery | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
For most athletes, achieving peak performance means training hard, eating right, and maybe some stretching. But when you get to the elite level, where everyone’s doing that, it’s the mental game that makes winners and losers. How hard can you push your body? How much pain can you tolerate? How can you avoid getting psyched out before a big event? If you’re a top-tier professional athlete trying to train your brain, you’re likely going to turn to Dr. Michael Gervais, a renowned expert in high-performance psychology. His clients include the Seattle Seahawks, various Olympians, and Felix Baumgartner, that guy who jumped to earth from the edge of space. In this second installment of our four-part look at the science of performance, Outside editor Christopher Keyes sits down with Dr. Gervais to ask what advice he has for the rest of us.
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The reasons for rituals: the logic behind football superstitions - The Tufts Daily

The reasons for rituals: the logic behind football superstitions - The Tufts Daily | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Before every Tufts football game, senior linebacker Zach Thomas cleans his ears. By his recollection, the ritual began during his senior year at Arlington High School. “The kid next to my locker started doing it,” he said, “And then, I don’t know, we both just started doing it. [Then] we started winning … and we …
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This is a great article about the value of ritual and superstition in sports.  Worthy of your time!

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On The Right Track: Scouting Service Evaluates Football Recruits General Athleticism

On The Right Track: Scouting Service Evaluates Football Recruits General Athleticism | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Scouting service Tracking Football, which has a dozen major college clients, uses recruits' track and field results to assess their underlying athleticism.
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CEO wants sports psychologist to work with team 

CEO wants sports psychologist to work with team  | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
DESTINY MAN - With Bafana Bafana in a real rut at the moment after a series of disappointing performances on the field, South African Football Association (Safa) CEO Dennis Mumble wants to hire a sports psychologist to work with the team
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Great article on how to use a team sports psychologist.  

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Harness Resilience to Outsmart Any Injury

Harness Resilience to Outsmart Any Injury | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
And use it to bounce back faster if you’re already injured. Here are the 3 main steps to keep in mind.
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Australia Reached World Cup After Wearing Light-Emitting Glasses Before Big Match

Australia Reached World Cup After Wearing Light-Emitting Glasses Before Big Match | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Australia reached the World Cup after using sports science, including a pair of glasses that helped the team recover from jet lag before the deciding match.
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Let there be light
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Sports psychology: What happens when athletes work on their mental game?

Sports psychology: What happens when athletes work on their mental game? | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Kyle Gibson of the Twins credits a sports psychology professional with helping to turn around his 2017 season, and other Minnesota athletes have worked on their mental game since they were teenagers.
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Why the mind matters: Sports psychology and Penn Athletics

Why the mind matters: Sports psychology and Penn Athletics | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Positive self-talk. Relaxation. These are skills that seem imperative to get through collegiate life, let alone life as a college athlete. This is exactly what all three men stressed: how important it is to translate these skills off the field, and how crucial it is for those not competing in Division I athletics to execute these mental skills as well.
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Coaches Corner: Four ways to build confidence in your athletes - MaxPreps

Coaches Corner: Four ways to build confidence in your athletes - MaxPreps | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
MaxPreps News - Steering from negative talk is important for success of athletes.
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Positive Coach Communication equals increased performance

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How Bose Is Making It Easier To Exercise While Listening To Music

How Bose Is Making It Easier To Exercise While Listening To Music | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Bose has new headphones for athletes that are truly wireless, with the SoundSport Free enabling them to listen to music with top sound quality.
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How The WNBA Champions Fine-Tuned Their Shots With Analytics

How The WNBA Champions Fine-Tuned Their Shots With Analytics | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
The Minnesota Lynx won the WNBA championship, and it helped that the team tracked its shots using Noah Basketball to collect data and feedback.
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Impressive San Francisco 49ers Rookie C.J. Beathard Has Been Using STRIVR

Impressive San Francisco 49ers Rookie C.J. Beathard Has Been Using STRIVR | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
San Francisco 49ers quarterbacks including rookie C.J. Beathard have gotten reps in virtual reality through STRIVR as they compete for playing time.
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Is There Any Difference Between Fear, Anxiety and Excitement?

Is There Any Difference Between Fear, Anxiety and Excitement? | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
A blog about peak performance through the use of mental conditioning, sports and performance psychology.
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Concussion Recovery Is Slower in Girls, Mounting Evidence Suggests

Concussion Recovery Is Slower in Girls, Mounting Evidence Suggests | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
A new study adds to findings that female children and adolescents are more susceptible to head injuries
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I Hate to Break It to You, But You've Got the Yips

I Hate to Break It to You, But You've Got the Yips | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
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This Company Says Its Software Can Pick Soccer Stars

This Company Says Its Software Can Pick Soccer Stars | Sports and Performance Psychology | Scoop.it
Despite little evidence, the sport is buying into a Dutch startup’s talent-spotting claims.
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