There is no doubt that your ability to control pressure at crucial times can improve your results – but just as important is your ability to become more aroused or pressured when the competition or top performance is less crucial.
Next time I’m going to clock you! Like a lot of what I currently call MY knowledge I have no idea where I learned this great little exercise to deal with conflict, but I thought it was worth sharing. It
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.