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Sep 14

Amazing Examples of Mental Strength in Sports

By Jim Hickey | Sports Psychology

 Roger Federer, considerably the greatest tennis player in history, is one example of amazing mental strength in sports. Before claiming seven Wimbledon titles, he unluckily lost in the first round of Wimbledon during his first three years of playing. Athlete Danielle Ballengee, who slipped and fell down a 60-foot cliff while training, suffered from broken pelvis […]

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Jun 14

Examples of Successful Athletes who succeeded due to their Psychological Game

By Jim Hickey | Sports Psychology

Examples of Successful Athletes who succeeded due to their Psychological GameBy Jim Hickey INSIGHTS Case studies have shown that psychological preparation has a proven impact on athletes performanceMichael Jordan refers to the psychological preparation needed to be successful as being 80% of the game. PSYCHOLOGICAL PREPARATIONPhysiological preparation in sporting events is key to success. This […]

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Feb 15

5 reasons why psychological training is needed to compete at the highest levels of Show Jumping

By Jim Hickey | Sports Psychology

5 reasons why psychological training is needed to compete at the highest levels of Show JumpingBy Jim Hickey INSIGHTS Using psychological training to improve confidence, relaxation, focus, horse-rider communication, and goal setting can help mitigate the effects of anxiety.Elite riders are more likely to use mental skills to control stress and anxiety.The rider’s state of […]

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Dec 16

Show Jumping Organisation: Part 7 of 7

By Jim Hickey | General

Tip No 7 of 7. Exercise The last tip in this series of being organised and ready before shows is exercise.Building up the horses fitness before shows in the correct manner is vitally important Exercising our animal is something we all enjoy but it is one area where plans can sometimes become non existent. Having […]

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