A new sport psychology video has been released that discusses the necessary psychological shifts between the analytical and intuitive (or active) mindsets during a fencing bout. Discussion points are led by Dr. John Heil with additional input from 2 time Olympian Jason Rogers. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZfYPLWQqmQ Discuss this video in the forums. … [Read more...] about Zen Warrior – Chess Master: Video
"We insist on giving our best effort in everything we undertake. Furthermore, we see a huge difference between "good mistakes" (best effort, bad result) and "bad mistakes" (sloppiness or lack of effort.)" That was one of the Core Values & Beliefs for an Internet startup (MindSpring). The mindset there - work hard, solve problems, get stuff done - fit nicely with me. … [Read more...] about The Effort Effect
The amount of insight that can be gleaned from Brad Gilbert’s Winning Ugly might be surprising since it is a “how-to-win” guide to tennis. The book emphasizes things that one can do to improve their play outside of improving their technique (for that Brad suggests taking lessons with a coach.) I’ve selected the top 3 parallels to our sport that I am implementing in my own … [Read more...] about 3 Things I Learned from Winning Ugly
This video contains interviews and observations on the psychological side of fencing. Interviews shot at the 2010 Summer National Championships. Thanks to Dr. Heil for pointing out the video to us. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FeKO0TKgVA … [Read more...] about Fencing Sport Psychology Video
A proper strength and conditioning training regimen will change during the year as you shift from pre-season work to peaking for your most important tournaments. Read through this article to help plan your training cycle.
A good, solid conditioning plan should not remain the same throughout the year. What you should be doing to prepare for a tournament two or three months out should be very different from what you do one or two weeks before. In this article, I will try to give some basic guidelines for how to very/alter your workout plan based on where you are in your competitive … [Read more...] about Periodization of your conditioning plan