17-year-old Katelynn Phelan is a World and European Championship bronze medallist who credits Alan Heary with playing a major role in her success to date. The Kildare boxer spoke to Going in the Zone to explain how her preparation and
On November 9th1996 World boxing champion Steve Collins stood toe to toe with Nigel Benn for a rematch fight that would see Steve beat him when Nigel’s corner retired him in round 6. Steve was the first world champion I
For a long time, we have known that music has a beneficial effect on sports performance. According to Dr Costas Karageorghis who is head of Brunel University’s music in sport research department, music is “sport’s legal drug”, capable of
So here it is, a Six Nations Grand Slam decider in Twickenham that so many expected at the outset of the tournament, except not quite in the manner that had been predicted. What a contrast in motivational stimuli we have
Concentration in sport or work is at its best when you go in the zone. You are completely focused on the task at hand and all distractions disappear into the distance. Many people view concentration as if it were
The top sports people in the world don’t just work on their bodies but also on their minds. They are well aware that to be the best of the best and perform to the highest level they must train their mental skills such as confidence, concentration, motivation and anxiety control as well as their physical skills.
How did you do in your last race? Were you happy with your result? Do you know what you need to do to improve? In this article I want to tell you about what I think is one of the most important exercises you can do to help you continue getting better at your sport – Competition Profiling.
There are far too many athletes who go into competition with only one goal (usually to win) and come away feeling as if they have performed very poorly because they did not achieve their goal.
Whether you are entering your first cycling race or you’re a veteran marathoner there are many things you can do before you get to the start line to improve your chances of performing to the best of your ability. You have worked on preparing your body so I thought I would give you a list of 5 tips you can use to prepare mentally for your event. Putting theses in place will give you the best opportunity for success.
Self talk is something we all do. We are always explaining things to ourselves, and making comments to ourselves. The question is, what are we saying? What we say to ourselves radically affects the quality of our lives, and our