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// Tag: Choking

Choking: How do athletes perform whilst under pressure?

Posted 3 years ago Henry Breck 7 minute read comments

Margins between success and failure in elite sport become smaller every year (UK Sport 2014). Consequently, performing under pressure can be extremely demanding for […]

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Becoming a more confident performer

Posted 3 years ago Chris Lynch 4 minute read comment

Its the week of the big game, exam or even a job interview, you start to feel ‘butterflies’ in your stomach, you start to […]

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What is Anxiety?

Posted 3 years ago Catherine Robertson 2 minute read comments

Anxiety is both a psychological and physiological phenomenon. Anxiety is related to emotions such as fear, and negative thoughts such as not being able […]

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Brazil 2014: Penalty Shootouts: They’re just a lottery… right?

Posted 4 years ago Darren Britton 3 minute read comments

So for once, England’s fate will  not be decided by penalties in the World Cup. Their early exit at the group stage has saved as the […]

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Psychological benefits of a warm-up

Posted 5 years ago Helen Waters 2 minute read comment

‘We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit’ – Aristotle Novices and experts alike are all, or […]

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Choke vs panic in sports

Posted 5 years ago Mike Margolies 2 minute read comments

In working with athletes on emotional control especially as it concerns emotional intelligence I frequently need to help athletes cope with situations in which […]

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The power of superstitions and rituals in sport

Posted 5 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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Creating a Performance Bubble

Posted 5 years ago Nicola Hobbs 1 minute read comments

For athletes: How to create your own Performance Bubble… Pre-performance routines are the most effective means for you  to control arousal levels, achieve flow, […]

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One way to get over choking in The Open

Posted 5 years ago Sean Ryder 3 minute read comment

You have the talent, you’ve been working hard at your game, you’re physically in great shape and you’ve won plenty of times in the […]

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A Guide to Controlling Nerves

Posted 5 years ago Gobinder Gill 1 minute read comments

It is often the case that we suffer from anxiety. Anxiety can be acute (short-term) or chronic (long-term). Anxiety can also be related to pre-match nerves […]

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Ping Pong Panic: Explicit monitoring theory (EMT) and table tennis

Posted 5 years ago Nicola Hobbs 4 minute read comments

The London Olympics of 2012 showcased a buffet of sporting heroes, but the Games also proved a ‘choking’ minefield for many athletes. Erratic shooting […]

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Interventions to prevent choking in ping pong

Posted 5 years ago Nicola Hobbs 3 minute read comments

Various intervention techniques may reduce choking.  Implicit learning strategies, such as analogy learning, have been found effective in table tennis44. This intervention provides support for […]

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Training to prevent choking

Posted 5 years ago Andrew Wood 1 minute read comments

Within elite sport it can be a huge challenge to prepare not only physically but psychologically for the spike in pressure which can be […]

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Why do players Choke in Penalty shootouts?

Posted 6 years ago BelievePerform 2 minute read comments

Choking in sport is a topic which is widely discussed among sport psychologists because of its negative effect on athletic performance. Performing highly challenging […]

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Intervention strategies to prevent choking in penalty shootouts

Posted 6 years ago BelievePerform 4 minute read comments

Choking in penalty shootouts is an area which has been widely studied among sport psychologists. Much research has looked at the reasons as to […]

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Ping Pong Panic: Explicit Monitoring Theory (EMT) and Table Tennis

Posted 6 years ago Nicola Hobbs 5 minute read comments

The London Olympics of 2012 showcased a buffet of sporting heroes, but the Games also proved a ‘choking’ minefield for many athletes. Erratic shooting […]

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