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The Mind Game—Again

Mind-Labyrinth
When Serena Williams was penalized during the US Open, she turned her anger against her accuser—the umpire—rather than on her opponent. She lost. At the same event, when Roger Federer suffered from the high heat and humidity he couldn’t wait to get out of the poorly designed Arthur Ashe tennis stadium. He lost.

Sharapova: How Could She?

Sharapova:  How Could She?
Why don’t professional athletes come clean about the use and benefits of cutting-edge supplements? We all use them—whether we know it or not.

Psyched Up, Let Down: The Harvey Moment

Psyched Up, Let Down: The Harvey Moment
Sometimes, small mistakes — like failing to get centered, or get skillful advice — can have huge consequences. We saw an especially painful example during the recent World Series.

Pro Athletes: Where is the Advantage?

Pro Athletes:  Where is the Advantage?
Professional athletes have a lot of knowledge and resources - training, nutrition, massage etc. So how can we help them improve? Almost to a person, the one weakness that is most difficult to fix in athletes lies in the mind itself.

80 Percenter

No need to go at 100% all the time
“Go full out, give 110%, push harder than ever etc. etc." Guess what? I’m an 80 percenter. And I’ll be a happy one for the rest of my life.

Hat tricks: Why they happen

Soccer - goal - finding flow
Hat tricks— three goals in a game, like Carli Lloyd’s feat at the Women’s World Cup—occur because the athlete and the team are in the flow. And success follows success. In surgery, clinical care, work and sports. The question is: Can it be predicted?

If horses could dream, could Chrome have won Triple Crown?

If horses could dream, could Chrome have won Triple Crown?
What makes an athlete, animal or human, perform at their peak repeatedly and then suddenly, out of nowhere, perform subpar? The answer may lie more in the mind than in the body.
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