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
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
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.
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
“The mind is a huge part of the sport. I found my way during the season, in the early part actually, to remain in the moment and not think about the big picture”. Nico Rosberg
Nico Rosberg was crowned the new Formula 1 World Champion last Sunday. The German beat Mercedes team-mate, long-time rival, and three time world champion, Lewis Hamilton by five points to clinch the title in Abu Dhabi.
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
Almost everyone has experienced that fluttery feeling in the stomach before a big presentation or competition. We tend to use the un-scientific term “butterflies in the tummy” to describe it but there is a scientific reason behind the sensation. The