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// Tag: Mental Toughness

Mental health in elite sport: It’s tough to talk

Posted 5 months ago Sally Hilton 3 minute read comment

In recent years there has been increasing acknowledgement of the problem of mental health in elite sport. Research shows that while sports people are […]

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Mental Toughness: Olympic Greatness

Posted 10 months ago Sarah Griffiths 3 minute read comment

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 […]

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Le Tour de France 2015: Combating spectator hostility

Posted 2 years ago Catherine Robertson 5 minute read comments

There are very few sports other than road cycling, where fans and spectators can experience the sport so close to the elite athletes. This […]

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How to become a mentally strong athlete

Posted 2 years ago Julie Blackwood 3 minute read comments

“Get comfortable being uncomfortable” – Jillian Michaels Seek out challenging situations that push you to your limits more often. Spending more time attempting to […]

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Mental Toughness and Exercise

Posted 2 years ago Danielle Burns 3 minute read comments

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 […]

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Five key attributes of the mentally tough athlete

Posted 2 years ago Evie Serventi 4 minute read comments

Mental toughness is hard to quantify and define, and it is increasingly evident that the concept can mean different things to different people. UK […]

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Mental toughness in cricket

Posted 2 years ago Matthew Nield 2 minute read comments

With the Cricket World Cup fast approaching it seems a good time to look into the psychological aspects the game. With such a focus […]

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Brain Training: Improving performance from your lounge room.

Posted 2 years ago Mitchell Smith 2 minute read comments

Imagine you’re an athlete of the future. It’s your rest day, but you schedule a specialised brain training session that gives you the edge […]

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Are you mentally tough enough to become a US navy SEAL?

Posted 2 years ago Katie Nichols 4 minute read comment

Advancing and optimising performance in military training has been of great interest to sport psychologists over the years. Performance enhancement is the deliberate refinement […]

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Tour de France 2014: Mental Toughness

Posted 3 years ago Sarah Griffiths 3 minute read comments

The end of the Tour de France 2014 has arrived and around 170 cyclists have battled their way through a lively, atmospheric Yorkshire to […]

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Psychopath to success

Posted 3 years ago Sarah Griffiths 3 minute read comments

If anyone is a fan of watching shows on TV such as ‘Psychopath Night’, then here is a short article for you to think […]

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Mental toughness: Nature vs. Nurture?

Posted 3 years ago Charles Gardiner 6 minute read comments

Having a strong psychological foundation will allow athletes to achieve the greatest execution of a skill can during a performance (Gucciardi et al, 2008). […]

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Using sport psychology strategies to reduce stress in the military

Posted 3 years ago Katie Nichols 3 minute read comment

Military personnel face extreme levels of stress that impact not only their performance but also their readiness and personal relationships (Mastroianni, Mabry, Benedek, & […]

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Mental toughness in football

Posted 3 years ago Gobinder Gill 1 minute read comment

The purpose of this article is to promote the use of mental toughness within football. Mental toughness is an important concept that coaches and […]

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The power of superstitions and rituals in sport

Posted 4 years ago Liam Blackwell 2 minute read comments

We’ve all seen or heard of elite sports people performing ritual movements before competitions, from a 100m runner blessing themselves before a race, to […]

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How to benefit from music in sport and exercise

Posted 4 years ago Hannah Farmer 2 minute read comments

During the last two decades, advancements in technology have allowed music to grow into being an effective intervention to achieve a range of desirable […]

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Stress and the glass of water

Posted 4 years ago Mike Margolies 2 minute read comment

I want to run you through a demonstration I have used in workshops and with individual clients. It’s called Stress and a Glass of […]

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Why we should embrace failure

Posted 4 years ago Helen O' Connor 2 minute read comments

I was reading the book Bounce: How Champions are Made recently, and the author mentioned a Michael Jordan commercial for Nike from several years […]

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Mental Toughness

Posted 4 years ago Gobinder Gill 1 minute read comments

Mental toughness is more than just mental. It’s also: Physical Emotional In order to be mentally tough you: Must have talent Be in peak physical […]

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What is mental toughness and why do you need it?

Posted 4 years ago Stuart Pattison 4 minute read comments

In today’s world, it is rare to see individuals competing for pure pleasure, relaxation and innocent recreation. Rare too is the phrase “it does […]

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