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The Arty Runnerchick: My Interview with Cait Chock

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Cait Chock, a.ka., The Arty Runnerchick, embodies the true spirit of a champion—as a runner, freelance writer, artist, designer, and founder of Ezzere running shirts. I wanted to interview Cait, a one-time U.S. High School 5k record holder, for my … Read more

Treating The Whole Person: My Interview With Leading Physical Therapist Ann Wendel

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Ann Wendel is a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) licensed in Virginia, a Licensed Physical Therapist (PT), and a Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist (CMTPT). She incorporates a holistic approach to her work that takes into consideration the mind, body, goals, … Read more

Athletes: Use Your Head When Injured!

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Injuries are unfortunately quite common across all sports. For example, there are approximately 1.5 million injuries sustained each year in just these three sports combined — basketball, cycling, and football (2006 data compiled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s … Read more

Coaching Myths: My Interview with Dr. Rick Albrecht

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Dr. Rick Albrecht is a professor of movement science and coordinator of the Sport Leadership Program at Grand Valley State University. He is the author of the brilliant new book, “Coaching Myths: Fifteen Wrong Ideas in Youth Sports” (McFarland, April … Read more

10 Powerful Mental Game Quotes

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1. Do well what you dislike and the rest will be easy. Along with successes, collect a proper number of failures.  ~ Milton Erickson, M.D. 2. Every single day I wake up and commit myself to becoming a better player. … Read more

What are the Top 10 Mental Challenges at the Sochi Olympics?

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The world’s best winter sports athletes will be competing in Sochi, Russia, for 17 riveting days from February 7th through February 23rd. The Olympians have put in thousands of hours and years of deliberate practice to master their sports and … Read more

What Is The Matrix of Mental Toughness?

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“Mental toughness is built by doing something that is hard over and over again, especially when you don’t feel like doing it. Our society has conditioned us to believe that there should be no discomfort, to stop when we are … Read more

Beyond the Game: My Interview with Olympian and Motivational Speaker Trainer Annette Lynch

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Annette Lynch is a 2000 Olympian in the sport of beach volleyball, author of Success Beyond Sport: How to retire from sport and still keep winning and now athlete mentor with Trilogy (www.trilogyathletes.com), helping athletes with life-long achievement. A motivational … Read more

Swimming, Biking, and Running the Talk: My Interview with Sport Psychologist Gloria Petruzzelli

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Dr. Gloria Petruzzelli has a doctorate in clinical psychology with a specialization in sport psychology. A multi-sport athlete, Gloria has been racing triathlon for 8 years, including completing a total of 12 half-ironman (70.3) distance races, as well as finishing … Read more

Psyched for Punting: My Interview with NFL Punter Will Batson

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Will Batson is an NFL punter, and has played for the Tennessee Titans and the Arizona Cardinals. He understands the importance of winning the mental game for kicking success. He says, “The mental aspect of sports is such huge part … Read more

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