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…
"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.
I answer the question - why should people do endurance races and what's the best the best advice to start with?
In this podcast I wanted to give some people who are thinking of doing Ireland's premiere portage The Wicklow200 advice for preparations.
Have you ever thought about what the Race Around Ireland is? Would you like to enter this event? Do you want to know more? List to my Podcast to hear about this Race.
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…
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…