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// Exercise Psychology

The Influence of Sleep on Performance

Sleep is an integral part of what makes humans function (Harris et al., 2015). It is a common need that, if neglected, has the […]

Written by Michael Mellinger 2 minute read

Striving to Perfection

The relationship between perfectionism and sporting excellence is often endorsed into many athletes; in order to be the best you must strive for perfection. […]

Written by Jemma Clarke 2 minute read

The Influence of Media Portrayal of Women on Female Participation in Sport & Exercise.

As the greatest show on earth – The Olympic Games – grips our attention once more, there is an increased focus on the way […]

Written by Erin Prior 3 minute read

Exercise Dependence: Symptom or Disorder?

The current UK guidelines suggest that adults should accumulate 150 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity across the week (National Institute for Health and […]

Written by Gillian Thomas 5 minute read

‘Exergaming’, the craze that never was.

In this day and age, technology is everywhere we go. We carry it with us on a day to day basis and are glued […]

Written by Bradley Bridgewater 2 minute read

Doping in sport: Meldonium

One of the most discussed topics in sport at present is the doping scandal and corruption that has taken place widespread across athletics, resulting […]

Written by Sarah Griffiths 4 minute read

Maintaining Motivation for Exercise: New Year, New You?

Now 2016 is fully upon us, many of us will have noticed an increase in the amount of people in your local gym. A […]

Written by Sarah Griffiths 4 minute read

Exercise Maintenance, Weight-loss and New Years Resolutions. From Failure to Success

So January comes around again and everybody sets out with fantastic aims of losing weight and improving their health after the Christmas excess. Gyms […]

Written by Keith Begley 3 minute read

Physical activity, Type 2 diabetes and the Transtheoretical Model of change.

There are around 2.7 million people diagnosed with diabetes in England, 90% of who have Type 2 diabetes (UK Health and Social Care Information […]

Written by Sarah Kelly 2 minute read

Bigorexia: The Internal Mirror

The term ‘muscle dysmorphia’ was coined in 1997 (Pope, Gruber, Choi, Olivardia, & Phillips, 1997) to describe this new form of disorder, commonly referred […]

Written by PRE PERFORM 2 minute read

Keeping up with the Ketones!

In achieving optimal body composition for either aesthetic and/or performance purposes, we often cut calories and more specifically alter quantities of particular food groups […]

Written by Aine Brislane 3 minute read

Professional Pressure – Football and Mental Health

Football has been described as “more than just a game” (Jones, 1995). As a result, footballers are experiencing psychological distress despite achieving great sporting […]

Written by Tracy Donachie 3 minute read

Obesity and our Children

We are now looking at a situation in the Western world where obesity is becoming an epidemic. Reports suggest that over 35% of people […]

Written by Keith Begley 3 minute read

Marathon Des Sables – Sustaining Performance in Extreme Environments

“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative and creation, there is one […]

Written by Katie Nichols 2 minute read

Social Influence and its effects on Exercise Addiction in Group Exercise

Social influence looks at how behaviour can be changed through pressures from others within a social context, once this pressure is understood it can […]

Written by PRE PERFORM 10 minute read

Music, Quotes and Exercise: Is it a ‘Fad’ or Fact?

Today we are living in a digital era, and the advancements being made in technology are continuing to grow at extortionate rates. Since the […]

Written by Hannah Farmer 2 minute read

Attentional focus in endurance running.

Defining attentional focus. Attentional focus in athletes can be split into two broad strategies, that of association and dissociation (Lind et al. 2009). A […]

Written by Charles Steward 3 minute read

Mental Toughness and Exercise

The topic of frequent physical activity and, more importantly, a sedentary lifestyle dominate the media on a near-daily basis. Although many people feel they […]

Written by Danielle Burns 3 minute read

Exercise as treatment for anxiety and depression

1 in 4 of us will suffer with poor mental health at some point in our lives. Anxiety can affect around 16% of the […]

Written by Catherine Robertson 2 minute read

Ironman triathletes; Personification of self-actualization

Ironman triathletes; Personification of self-actualization The article presents self-actualization (the process of self-fulfillment and reaching one’s ultimate potential) in relation to the unique group […]

Written by Elyse Paulson 4 minute read