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Created in 2013, BelievePerform has rapidly grown to become one of the largest Sport Psychology sites in the world. We are proud to boast over 150 writers for our site including a number of elite athletes.
Check out our exclusive podcast with Sport and Exercise Psychologist Paul Russell. Within this podcast we talk about the psychology of boxing and what will be going through Mayweather and Pacquios mind for the big fight. We discuss
- Mind games
- The trainer fighter relationship
- Responsibility of fighters in boxing
- Resilience and confidence
About Paul Russell
I am an Associate Fellow and Chartered Sport and Exercise Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS), an Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist (Psychology) with the British Association of Sport and Exercise Scientists (BASES), a registered Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and a Chartered Scientist. I have been a practicing sport psychologist since 1997.
As a performance sport psychologist I have worked with some of the most recognisable and established National sporting bodies in Great Britain including: England and Great Britain Boxing Association, England Hockey, UK Athletics, England Squash, England Badminton, Great Britain Water Polo, England Netball, Great Britain Olympic Wrestling, as well as in Premiership Football, Premiership Rugby Union and professional cricket, and Super League Rugby League. I have also worked with many combat sport athletes, particularly in boxing and MMA, who complete successfully at a world level.
I also run a web site www.thepop.org.uk It is all about the psychology of performance and has loads of fun resources which you might find interesting.