Tag Archives: Sports

Practice makes perfect? Or should we say: Deliberate practice makes perfect?

All of us who are sport lovers are often fascinated by the unbelievable performance display of many world class athletes. Whenever we admire their epic achievements, we ask; how do they perform so well? Usually, the answer that follows is … Continue reading

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Want to endure more when running? Paying attention to what you are paying attention may be the key

We all have been there, whether you are an athlete in great shape or someone who is trying to lead a more active lifestyle and started exercising. I’m talking about that feeling of “I’m done”. I’m talking about that point … Continue reading

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Those strange behaviors displayed by athletes: Pre-performance routines

Try to imagine the following scene: Picture a tennis match on a clay court. The main character of this scene is preparing to serve. It is his first serve. He starts by cleaning the baseline; then he shakes off the … Continue reading

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Mindfulness and Flow Experiences in Sports

In a previous blog entry we talked about the way that mindfulness could be the tool that people are missing when they want to maintain their physical activity routines. But how about competitive sports and performance? Is mindfulness useful to … Continue reading

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