July 2017

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Cardio Workouts For Athletes

Of all of the zone experiences he’s studied over the years, especially with pro ball players, Grand Prix race drivers, and world-class mountain climbers, Bruce Ogilvie says there is one thing in common: the athletes reported a state of focus so deep that they felt they were having an out-of-body experience where they lost track […] Read more

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Breathing Exercises For Athletes

Hanson was an amateur when he tossed the 878, but the following year he turned pro, joining a regional pro tour in the northwestern U.S. He found it hard to get back into the zone of that holiday evening. I just can’t get there again, he said in 1996. I guess I’m trying to concentrate […] Read more

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Workout Routines For Athletes

In a way, Dave Hanson’s night at the New Frontier Lanes in Tacoma, Washington, on December 23, 1991, was absurd. He bowled incredible consecutive scores of 278, 300, and 300 while running around the bowling alley doing his nightly chores as an employee. Shouldn’t it be hard enough to knock down 878 out of a […] Read more

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Athletes Acceleration Strength

Often they use the rituals to get themselves centered before the event, such as putting their equipment on the same way every time, or listening to their favorite music. Rice’s diligence to detail before the game is done to carry over into the action, according to Joel Kirsch, PhD, a former sport psychologist and now […] Read more

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Female Celebrity Workout Routines

Getting Game Day Under Control On the day of competition, some athletes need to focus imagery around one aspect mat could make the difference. In the 1950s, American hurdler Harrison Dillard, winner of four Olympic gold medals, would concentrate before the race on the steps he would make to leap over each hurdle in order […] Read more

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Athlete Workouts

Imagery is a deeply focussed rehearsal that uses all the senses to create a 3-D experience in the athlete’s mind. The athlete imagines an event as though he is seeing himself going through the motions to a successful conclusion while also hearing the sounds, smelling the grass, feeling the touch of his instrument, perhaps even […] Read more

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Athlete Workout Programs

Using Imagery A survey of 1,200 track and field athletes, qualifiers for the U.S. Olympic trials in 43 events, was conducted by psychologists Stephen Ungerleider and Jacqueline Golding. Of the 633 who responded, 83 percent said they practiced some form of imagery, visualization or mental practice prior to a big event. The survey found that […] Read more