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The Who, What and Why of Global Personal Player Development
Assisting youth and professional athletes outside of the sporting environment has been a challenge for many years. There has not been an accepted specific […]
Sport, Exercise and Good Mental Health
Good mental health is more than the absence of a mental health problem. This Mental Health Awareness Week, we are going to look at […]
Emotional Intelligence and Mental Health
Coverage of mental health has increased in both popular press and academic research. There is no doubt that mental health is on the increase […]
Visualization – A Practice Supplement
Each and every day athletes are trying to gain an edge over their competitors. Regardless of how an athlete trains (e.g., diets, exercise, or […]
7 tips for exam season
This is an important period for those who are taking exams. Most people who take exams during this period can be categorised as GCSE, […]
Muscle Dysmorphia: Why do I look so small?
Muscle Dysmorphia, or Bigorexia as it is commonly known, is a body dysmorphic disorder which affects 1 in 10 male gym goers. The disorder […]
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 […]
Coaching Styles and Performance Outcomes
Coaching styles and coaching strategies are terms typically thrown around in academia, the media, and sport. For the purpose of this read, I will […]
Sport Psychologists – Preventers or fixers
Sport Psychology is a growing discipline and one that I find myself privileged to be involved in. Despite this growth, I still wonder why […]
The Psychology of Injury: The curious case of Daniel Sturridge
After failing to score for the fifth game running, pundits, journalists and fans alike are trying to pinpoint why Daniel Sturridge is struggling to […]
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. […]
Mental health in elite sport: It’s tough to talk
In recent years there has been increasing acknowledgement of the problem of mental health in elite sport. Research shows that while sports people are […]
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 […]
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 […]
Mental Toughness: Olympic Greatness
It doesn’t seem that long since the London 2012 Olympic Games were gracing our TV screens in the Summer that saw Great Britain achieve […]
‘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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Exercise and Dementia
Already, in the UK today, the scale of Dementia presents a worrying statistic – so much so that George McNamara, head of policy at […]