Coping with emotions

Emotions such as fear, anxiety, stress, motivation, can have a massive impact on your training and racing capabilities. In this section, you’ll find information on how to manage these emotions and harness them to maximum effect.

Stress management in sport

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Sport psychology: take mental charge of your performance Mental stress can hurt your performances in a variety of different ways. It can raise heart rate and oxygen consumption, harming your exercise efficiency and causing particular workout and race speeds to feel tougher than they actually should. It can increase muscle tension, reducing stride lengths (if... MORE

Sports psychology: stress management in sport

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How athletes can avoid emotional burnout in sport Athletics coaches are constantly experimenting on their athletes, whether consciously or not, by seeing how much training they can take. Up to a certain level the athlete improves in performance, to a measurable extent, but there eventually comes a point when the training is too much. The... MORE

Sports Psychology: Maintaining emotional control in competitions

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Competition & Emotional Control Here are some pre-performance strategies for taking control of your emotions before they take control of you. Competition can bring out the best or the worst in athletes, and the psychological demands are especially high when individuals or teams are striving to achieve the same goals. When physical skills are evenly... MORE

Sports Psychology: endurance training

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Using your mind to help with endurance training Ultra endurance psychology – training the mind to take control Endurance performance is mentally tough; the best athletes can push themselves to sustain physical fatigue and remain psychologically positive over long distances and durations. But according to PP contributor Andy Lane, this doesn’t happen by chance; endurance... MORE


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