// Tag: Performance

Increasing and Maintaining Emotional Control Under Pressure

Posted 2 years ago Erin Prior 7 minute read comments

In today’s fast-paced society, coping under pressure seems more vital than ever and is often a necessary skill across many professional domains. But how […]


Sport Psychologists – Preventers or fixers

Posted 2 years ago Rebecca Chidley 2 minute read comment

Sport Psychology is a growing discipline and one that I find myself privileged to be involved in. Despite this growth, I still wonder why […]


Doping in sport: Meldonium

Posted 3 years ago Sarah Griffiths 4 minute read comments

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


Orthorexia: bridging the gap

Posted 3 years ago Sarah Griffiths 2 minute read comments

Orthorexia is becoming increasingly well known across many individuals, within the media and by researchers. This relatively new identified eating disorder just may be […]


Tips for Creating a Strong Team Culture

Posted 3 years ago Warrick Wood 2 minute read comments

The term ‘culture’ is thrown around a lot in sport.  However, what does it mean exactly and, as coaches, how do we create and […]


Beta alanine: enhancing sport performance

Posted 3 years ago Sarah Griffiths 2 minute read comments

The availability of supplements to help support the body during physical exercise, maintaining a healthy system and potentially improving performance, are numerous and many […]


Marathon Des Sables – Sustaining Performance in Extreme Environments

Posted 3 years ago Katie Nichols 2 minute read comments

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


Thyroid medication across athletes: understanding the cause for concern

Posted 3 years ago Sarah Griffiths 3 minute read comments

There has recently been a lot of speculation regarding the use of medication for treating thyroid problems across the athletic population. It therefore seems […]


Self-Belief, Mastery Experiences, and Performance in Sport

Posted 3 years ago Lennie Waite 2 minute read comments

Considering the new name of the website, I thought it would be fitting to expand on the relationship between belief and performance. In order […]


Managing Emotions – The Traffic Light Approach

Posted 3 years ago Gobinder Gill 1 minute read comments

This is a short and simple article on managing emotions. The key aim is to allow performers an opportunity to utilise a strategy to […]


Five key attributes of the mentally tough athlete

Posted 4 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 […]


Caffeinated Curiosity ~ Part Two: Cognitive physiology to power performance

Posted 4 years ago Rowan Patrick Rimington 2 minute read comments

Now that we all understand how caffeine affects our cognitive physiology – lets get nerdy with how that can positively impact our performance. Caffeine Induced Cognition […]


Mental toughness in cricket

Posted 4 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 […]


Choice Words

Posted 4 years ago Catherine Robertson 1 minute read comments

Self-talk is a valuable tool, one of the most effective methods of instilling self-confidence. Talking to yourself, despite being the first sign of madness, […]


Wearing Messi’s boots makes you a better footballer: The effect of positive contagion

Posted 4 years ago Tom Hodgins 2 minute read comments

Have you ever wondered why people pay large sums for sports memorabilia? No one would pay £10 for a dirty, stained jersey let alone […]


Self efficacy in sport and exercise: Determining effort, persistence and performance

Posted 4 years ago Sarah Griffiths 6 minute read comments

A complex process of self appraisals and self persuasion form the basis of judgements that individuals create with regards to whether they believe they […]


Emotional regulation in sport

Posted 4 years ago Valerie Dennehy 3 minute read comments

Athletes experience emotions before and after competition and these emotions have been shown to be related to performance (Hanin, 2010; Beedie, et al., 2010). […]


Brain Training: Improving performance from your lounge room.

Posted 4 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 […]


Hydration and cognition: Drinking to stay alert

Posted 4 years ago Ben Sheath 2 minute read comments

Athlete preparation is a hugely diverse area with many different factors contributing to producing the best possible performance on any given occasion. It is […]


Stretching: When is it effective?

Posted 4 years ago Juliano Pereira 4 minute read comment

Stretching has long been standard practice in sport. Advocates of stretching claim that it helps reduce injury, improve performance, and aid recovery. However, a […]

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