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The Blog started a few years ago as a way to bring the latest research on Sports & Exercise Psychology to athletes of all abilities. I'm a sport psychologist and Association for Applied Sport Psychology Certified Sport Psychology Consultant. I am also a lecturer in the Kinesiology department... Full Bio
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Lucky Charms by sportsminded Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Sports Don't scoff at those lucky rabbit feet Read on »
Quote of the Week: The Tour Is Over... Long Live the Tour by sportsminded Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Sports Mont Ventoux has been conquered. Sprinters flew down the Champs Elysees. The Tour de France is over for another year. But not without one more quote.... This one co ... Read on »
Quote of the Week: Ode to Tom Watson by sportsminded Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Sports Even though I've been glued to coverage of the Tour de France for the last 16 days, it was hard not to become drawn into Tom Watson and the British Open.... As mos ... Read on »
Quote of the Week: The Tour -- Rest for the Weary by sportsminded Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Sports I'm having withdrawals. Today is a rest day for the Tour de France and there is no new racing on TV. But it has got me thinking about the importance of rest.... Wh ... Read on »
New Quote: From Lance by sportsminded Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Sports Once of the great things about technology is that you can follow the Tour de France in ways that weren't possible when Lance last road... Armstong, like many other ... Read on »
Quote of the Week: The Tour by sportsminded Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Sports I love July. You get 21 days of the Tour de France. So, here is the first of what ... ... will undoubtedly be a quite few cycling-related quotes. Given that Versus (t ... Read on »
Quote of the Week: A Tribute to Gehrig by sportsminded Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Sports This week's quote is a bit different than most -- a bit longer but it definitely puts life into perspective.... On July 4th, 70 years ago, Lou Gehrig gave his fare ... Read on »
Quote of the Week: Like It's The Last by sportsminded Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Sports Wimbledon is underway and although he is not playing, what would a week that focuses on tennis be without talk about Rafael Nadal? So here's this week's quote. A b ... Read on »
Quote of the Week: The Present by sportsminded Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Sports Yes, last night Phil Jackson and his team gave all Lakers fans a real present. But that's not the present this week's quote speaks to. .. Living here in Southern C ... Read on »
Quote of the Week: Easy Does It by sportsminded Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Sports Last week while working out at the gym on the Cal State University Long Beach campus where I teach I noticed that there was a martial arts tournament... ... going o ... Read on »
Quote of the Week: Mental Hygiene by sportsminded Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Sports As a sport psychologist I'm often asked how to find the motivation to consistently workout or train. This week's quote does a great job of explaining it.... It com ... Read on »
Quote of the Week: Get a Map by sportsminded Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Sports Woke up this morning and found myself thinking about how much people underestimate their abilities when they set goals. Which lead me to this quote.... You’ve got t ... Read on »
Something New: You Ask & I Answer by sportsminded Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Sports I thought we could try something new. I say "we" because you're involved here. Do you have questions about how to improve your performance? ... Unclear how to ment ... Read on »
Quote of the Week: Make Your Mistakes by sportsminded Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Sports For this week's quote I'm turning to the world of business. Is there a better place these days to learn about mistakes? ... Kidding aside, plenty of athletes becom ... Read on »
Elites Do. Do You? #3: Just Say No. by sportsminded Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Sports In this post we'll explore the second technique that elite athletes use to manage pre-competitive anxiety. If you missed the first one check out this link. I can't ... Read on »
Quote of the Week: Beating the Odds by sportsminded Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Sports How can you not love a good winning-against-the-odds-story? And what better illustration of that than this year's Kentucky Derby? For those of you who missed it, t ... Read on »
Quote of the Week: Be an Animal! by sportsminded Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Sports I'm actually writing this post on Sunday as I recover from running the Orange County Marathon. Given that, I thought a good running quote might be in order.... I l ... Read on »
Elites Do. Do You? #2: Simulate Yourself. by sportsminded Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Sports Here is part two of my 5-part post on the ways that elite athletes manage pre-competitive anxiety. This post explores simulation training. In my previous post, I g ... Read on »
Quote of the Week: Difficulties by sportsminded Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Sports In everyone's life, there comes a time when training or working-out just feels hard. The key, of course, is to persevere.... We need to remember that hard times i ... Read on »
Do Fries Come With That Salad? by sportsminded Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Sports As athletes, we train, eat, and sleep (well, maybe a few other things). So when I came across an article on the psychology of eating I couldn't resist sharing it. ... Read on »