THE POWER OF A POSITIVE TRAINING ENVIRONMENT

Last night’s National Championship NCAA Football game provided an interesting juxtaposition of two leaders who have reached unprecedented levels of success by promoting two very different environments. While both Nick Saban and Dabo Swinney preach excellence, reports from their locker room paint a picture of two very different leaders with very different training environments. Saban…

SWIMMING IN THOUGHTS

HOW VISUALIZATION HELPED MICHAEL PHELPS DOMINATE IN THE POOL. Visualization is something we all do each and every day, but rarely do with great intention. Intentional visualization can be a powerful tool for athletes both in competition and in long-term goal planning. One of the most famous practitioners and advocates of visualization is swimmer Michael…

Talk is Cheap and Very Effective

HOW SELF-TALK CAN POSITIVELY IMPACT HIGH PERFORMANCE. One of the easiest and most powerful ways to use the mind to stimulate peak performance is through self-talk. Self-talk is the running dialogue that goes on inside the head of an athlete leading up to, and during competition. What we say to ourselves really matters – self…