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Mind-to-muscle and Muscle-to-mind strategies that work Aug 08, 2022

The “muscle-to-mind” and “mind-to-muscle” are stress management strategies that help athletes manage their activation levels and performance anxiety. Mind-to-muscle means that relaxation goes from the brain to muscle, and some examples are meditation, visualization, and...

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EXERCISE, COMPETITIVE SPORT, OVER-TRAINING, AND MENTAL HEALTH biofeedback mental mind May 26, 2022

Exercise at mild or moderate levels is beneficial to your physical and mental health. Unfortunately, all the benefits will not occur if the training load is increased beyond a certain point. Overreaching is good; athletes must stress the body above what is required for general fitness to...

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PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY AND BIOFEEDBACK; HOW DOES IT WORK TO IMPROVE ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE? body mental mindset May 26, 2022

Psychophysiology is the science that looks to the interactions between the bodily and mental processes in conjunction with the environment. For example, if you are undertrained, and you need to compete today under challenging conditions (long match and against a strong opponent), of course, you...

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DIRECTING YOUR ATTENTION TO WHAT IS RELEVANT TO PERFORMANCE May 26, 2022

Let’s start with an example that happened during a bodyboarding competition in Portugal.

The event had a record number of participants in the men’s division. The competition schedule was tight, and all the athletes had to stay on the beach because the event would run until the last...

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WHAT COMES TO YOUR MIND AND BODY WHEN THE PRESSURE IS ON? body mind May 26, 2022

Some of the psychophysiological effects of stress and negative emotions are increased heart rate, disruption in respiratory sinus arrhythmia, and reduced brain function related to attention. The physical symptoms are muscle tension leading to reduced capacity for executing sports movements and...

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THE MIND AND BODY IS ONE body mind May 26, 2022

We usually think of “Mind” and “Body” as two separate entities. However, our thinking and physiological responses are not separated. The Mind and Body are NOT two separated kingdoms. Mind-body are one, interdependent in each other. Psychophysiology is the science that...

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FLOW AND HIGH PERFORMANCE Mar 26, 2022

Flow is not the same as peak performance. Flow can be defined as a psychological experience when the individual is engaged in a challenging activity. Flow can happen in almost any activity that has a balance between challenge and skill level, involves total concentration, and requires...

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ACHIEVING YOUR VALUES-DRIVEN GOALS Mar 26, 2022

If you want to be more successful at completing your goals, those goals must be connected to your values. Values are the principles or standards that you follow in your life. What do you value most? What are the personal qualities and character strengths you want to cultivate? Goals are...

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MENTAL TRAINING OR THERAPY: WHAT DO I NEED? athletes mental health athletic performance mental mental health mental training mindset psychology psychology today relaxation sport psychologists Oct 05, 2020

Performance Psychology is not the same as Clinical Sport Psychology; however, both are under the field of Sport, Performance, and Exercise Psychology. The performance psychology specialist (mental coach) addresses the main variables that influence athletic performance, and you will learn mental...

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WHAT DO YOU EAT? Dec 31, 2017

Energy metabolism is fuel for exercise and human movement. Energy metabolism means using the food consumed to store energy in the form of adenosine triphosphate (ATP). The ATP breakdown produces energy causing the muscle to contract. Metabolism means “to change” and includes...

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MINDSET, MENTAL SKILLS, MENTAL TRAINING, AND BIOFEEDBACK biofeedback mental mind mindset Dec 31, 2017

Mindset is the established set of attitudes held by someone. Your mindset can help or diminish your performance during competitions.

Mental Skills is the set of learned skills that help athletes regulate thoughts, feelings, and actions during practices and competitions.

Mental...

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IMPLEMENTING A MENTAL TRAINING PROGRAM mental mind Dec 31, 2017

We can train our brains to improve cognitive function, and motivation, manage emotions, and improve our interpersonal skills, which leads to better performance in sports and life in general. The methods and techniques to train our brains are psychological skills training programs (mental...

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WHAT IS MENTAL TRAINING? athletes mental health athletic performance life skills mental health mental performance trainer mental skills mental training mindset training sports psychologist sports psychology professional Dec 31, 2017

Mental Training is the science of “Psychology” applied to enhance athletic performance. There are many factors influencing performance, and the mental performance professional will perform an investigation of what is hurting performance and teach psychological skills (mental skills)...

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