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Sport Psychology

How I Performed 1,000 Burpees... Almost Effortlessly

Ed Tseng | Posted 05.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Ed Tseng

The zone is something that every athlete has experienced, but for most people, it is an elusive "x" factor that only comes around on rare occasions. And especially rare when it has to do with burpees.

U.S. Ski Racing Star Mikaela Shiffrin Says It Best: Embrace Adversity

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 03.16.2014 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

With the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia approaching, more attention is being paid to the sports that don't get the attention they deserve during the three years between quadrennial competition. One such sport is alpine ski racing.

Three Steps to Athletic Success

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

I have been thinking a great deal about what it takes for athletes to achieve what I consider to be an essential goal in all of their efforts. In doing so, I have come up with my Three Steps to Sports Success.

Build a Positive and High-Performing Sports Team Culture

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 09.29.2013 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

Coaches, I encourage you to sit down with the rest of the coaching staff and your athletes to discuss the kind of culture your team wants to have.

Athletes' Most Powerful Mental Tool

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 01.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jim Taylor

If you do anything to work on the mental side of your sport, it had better be mental imagery. Why? Because there is no more powerful mental tool than mental imagery and it can have a huge impact on your sports performance.

Does Society Place Too Much Importance on Sports?

Quora | Posted 08.04.2012 | Sports
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By John Amaechi, Personal development & organizational change expert & Senior Fellow in Emotional Li...

Inside the Minds of the World's Best Athletes

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.12.2012 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

One thing that separates the best athletes in the world from the rest of us is that they have a deep and resilient belief in their ability to play their best.

Competitive Lessons From the World's Best Athletes

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.04.2012 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

The world's best athletes hold little resemblance to lower-level athletes. Sure, they compete in the same sport and go through the same motions. But what enables them to be at that rarified level goes beyond just exceptional physical ability.

5 P's for the Big Game

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 04.28.2012 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

The days leading up to the big game are crucial to achieving your competitive goals. A healthy attitude will set you up for a psychology that will allow you to play your best.

Confidence Matters for Athletes

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

Too often athletes are their own worst enemy rather than their best ally. When you compete, whose side are you on?

A Father's Gift: Did You Learn Anything, Tiger?

Michael Gervais, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Gervais, Ph.D.

Earl Woods' awareness is deceptively simple, and within it lays an important concept for parenting: Once we understand the thinking behind an action, we can begin to influence change in a desired direction.

World Class Performers Unplug Differently

Michael Gervais, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Gervais, Ph.D.

Learn from world class performers how to be mindful of ways to negotiate stress and convert common complaints and roadblocks into challenges and opportunities.