How to Fuel Your Brain With Energy

How to Fuel Your Brain With Energy

What is your fitness philosophy? In other words: why do you train and exercise? What is it that you hope to achieve by being physically active? Many of us train because we want to look better. Some of us train…

The Psychological Factors In Competition

The Psychological Factors In Competition

The psychological factors are decisive in obtaining valuable performances in the great competition when facing athletes with a high level of technical, tactical and physical training. The popularity of sport psychology, both as an academic discipline and an applied practice,…

Embracing the Challenge

Embracing the Challenge

Mihayli Csikszentmihaly, the author of Finding Flow: The Psychology of Engagement with Everyday Life, noted, “Of all the virtues we can learn, no trait is more useful, more essential for survival and more likely to improve the quality of life…

Athlete’s Mental Skills

Athlete’s Mental Skills

Across the world of elite sport, a problem pops up over and over again, athlete’s mental game. Top athletes under-perform when expectations are highest. One thing goes wrong, then another, then another. Soon, the higher-ranking opponent collapses and no one is…

Is Success Based on Failure?

Is Success Based on Failure?

Is it OK to fail? Most people believe that failure is something to be embarrassed about, and even a subject that needs to be avoided, in order to show others only the “good side”. On contrary, my believes are that if…

Attention Deficit Disorder Test

ADHD/Attention Deficit Disorder Test

Do you often find yourself unable to concentrate even when the task at hand is extremely important? Do you find yourself daydreaming at inappropriate moments? Is your work, your home life, your relationship or any other area suffering as a…

Performance Psychology

Performance Psychology

Over the past half century, the branch of performance psychology has grown dramatically to focus on studying the human factors that enable individuals, teams, and groups to reach their goals for achieving success. Although it is often stereotypically associated with…

Cut Weight Before a Fight

How To Cut Weight Before a Fight

To cut weight before a fight can be challenging, but weigh class divisions exist so the matches are more equitable in terms of body size, strength and agility. However, many athletes in different combat sports acutely reduce body mass in…

Quit Playing Sport

What To Do and Say if You Child Wants to Quit Playing Sport

At one time or another and for a variety of reasons, most athletes think about quitting. Sometimes a decision to quit playing sport, comes as a shock to parents, but at other times the warning signs leading up to it…

Lose Weight Fast

How Can I Lose Weight Fast?

When you’re working toward a weight-loss goal, stepping on the scale and discovering you’re a few pounds lighter can motivate you to keep focusing on healthy habits. However, fluctuations on the scale could be due to water weight and not…

Sport psychology

Sport psychology is Still a Second-Class Citizen in the Sports World.

Whenever I speak to athletes and coaches, I ask them how important the mind is to sport success. With few exceptions, the response is that the mind is as or more important than the physical and technical side of sports.…

Jiu-Jitsu

Belts and Stripes – Jiu-Jitsu, A Humbling Sport

I don’t know about other martial arts, but in Jiu-Jitsu, which I practice for three years now, I noticed one subtle yet big fact, that follows the art as I’ve been practicing it. Jiu-Jitsu itself is in charge of keeping…

greatness

Do You Have What it Takes For Greatness?

What makes someone with early potential develop that talent in a way that results in high performance or greatness? The volume, The Psychology of High Performance: Developing Human Potential into Domain-Specific Talent, addresses that question by examining outstanding performance across…

Positive Thinking

How Positive Thinking Influence Sports Performance

When we talk about the concept of positive thinking, we refer also to our emotions. As stress and anxiety are closely connected and influence each other, that happens also with our emotions thoughts also. For example, Predoiu in 2016 said…