Think Your Way to Improvement

HOW PAUSING TO REFLECT ON YOUR TRAINING PROGRESS CAN BE A CATALYST FOR GROWTH. As athletes look to build their bodies and their craft, particularly during the offseason, it can be easy to get lost in the repetitive “grind” of the process. As off-seasons become shorter and shorter, many athletes find themselves in a race…

Body Language Matters More Than You Probably Think

BODY LANGUAGE ISN’T ONLY IMPORTANT, IT’S MEASURED IN A MATTER OF SECONDS. We’ve all heard the phrase “actions speak louder than words” but many athletes fail to realize how true this saying really is. When it comes to talent scouting, scouts across numerous sports, consistently point to “body language” as their number one criteria for…

Making It Look Routine

HOW A COMPLEX VISUALIZATION STRATEGY SIMPLIFIED JASON DAY’S GAME. In 2012 PGA Golfer Jason Day found himself struggling mightily with the mental side of his game. Having won only once in five years on tour, he felt his mind was not living up to the talent that his body was capable of producing. Jason found…

Pre-Game Preparation: Is Your Visual Environment Optimized?

WHAT WE CAN LEARN FROM A 1996 STUDY ON ENVIRONMENTAL CUES. When athletes talk about “controlling the controllables”, the pre-game ritual is one of the things they can be most in control of. Before the first whistle, athletes at all levels are working on getting their minds and bodies in the right place to perform…