In our latest podcast we talk to Dr Mustafa Sarkar about growth, adversity and how athletes and coaches can develop resilience in sport.
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 29 Olympic Gold medals across 26 sports. Fast forward to the present and we are edging ever so closer to another sport filled Summer, with the 2016 Olympic Games being held […]
“Get comfortable being uncomfortable” – Jillian Michaels Seek out challenging situations that push you to your limits more often. Spending more time attempting to overcome difficult conditions or opponents in your sport will help you to find a way to come out on top when the odds are against you and when it really matters. […]
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 undertake enough physical activity to reap the subsequent health benefits, The British Heart Foundation (2012) discovered that less than 10% of men and women could correctly report the government’s guideline recommendations […]
“I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.” Michael Jordan In sport, the requirement to bounce back from adversity is key to long-term success. Research across a range of sports strongly suggests that those who demonstrate resilience to adversity are more likely to reach set goals […]
In Phil Mickelson’s quest to conquer the 2013 British Open, I cannot honestly think of a better athlete who establishes confidence from other sources than just his golf game and who has finally found the mind-set or ability to handle stressors associated with high performance. There are two keys that Phil has discovered: 1. He […]