Recently I’ve been asked more and more about “the zone.” Most often it’s described as being in an intense state where performance has improved exponentially for a short period of time, but what causes this state? And why can’t we
After a great performance, athletes have described a feeling of being “in the zone.” In this state, they feel invincible, as if the game slowed down and that they were “on a roll”. A good visual example of it is in
Riding during the winter can actually be fun if you have the right equipment and the right mindset. There is no doubt that winter training for cyclists is the toughest time of the year. Climbing out of bed can be
One of the most popular courses I do for cycling clubs deals with helping members stay focused and motivated during the winter months. The course is 2 hours long and can take place on a weekday evening or a Saturday morning.
The 2 hours is filled with case studies, practical exercises with a huge emphasis on motivation and FUN.
Among the documented benefits of meditation are less anxiety, decreased depression, reduction in irritability and moodiness, better learning ability and memory and greater creativity. That’s just for starters. Then there is slower aging, feelings of vitality and rejuvenation, less stress, rest, lower blood pressure, and higher blood oxygen levels.
I put this MP3 together for my top Gaelic Football players but I thought I would share it with you. I feel that concentration and not confidence, or “who wants it most” is what makes the difference in the dying seconds of a close game.
In this audio I will give you some of the ways in which you can keep focused throughout a game.
“Now-ness” is the state of ideal attention. That is, it is a state of being where all that exists is the present moment, without any thought of past or future. It is paying total attention to what you are
Its been called the toughest bike race in the World. The 5000km non stop Race Across America. Generali PanEurope and Race Around Ireland teamed up to try something that had never been attempted in the 34year history of the event.
This evening I sat down to write a post designed to improve your performance and to be honest I was feeling a little flat. I did a really tough cycle today in preparation for Race Across America. There are so
I was delighted to be asked to speak at the recent Irish Cycle Show. The workshop was entitled “Mental Toughness Training”. I gave 4 ways to improve your mental toughness in sport but they can just as easily be used to