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Session-RPE is an easy and effective method of monitoring training load

When it comes to preparing athletes for competition, the effective monitoring of training load is the one of the most...

Metrifit features in RTE documentary GAA Nua

A new sports series called ‘GAA Nua’ (For our global readers: Nua means New in the Irish language) was launched...

Metrifit talks to the coaches webinar: with special guest Kevin Schultz

As part of our ongoing commitment to help inform and inspire the coaching community we are delighted to provide a...

The personality traits that help athletes overcome pressure

The personality traits that help athletes overcome pressure

How many times have we looked at an elite athlete and thought that pressure doesn’t affect them and concluded that...

Injuries cost much more than medals

Did you ever wonder why the world of sport is so obsessed with injury prevention? On the face of it,...

Why it’s hard to stay active after competition ends

There are many reasons why people take up exercise including keeping fit, losing weight, relieving stress, along with the social...

Pressure from parents is one of main causes of early specialization

The area of early specialization by children in sport is an issue that has been debated by sport scientists across...

Drugs in amateur sport is a growing problem

Many people who get involved in sport start out with dreams of stardom and riches. However, it is clear that...

Sports drop-out could begin as young as 7 years old

The value of participating in sport from a young age is something that is not restricted to those who go...

Mindfulness meditation could help athletes cope with stress

People in every walk of life experience stress, and it is certainly no different for an athlete. In fact the...

Superstition can be a benefit but it’s best to concentrate on things you can control

During a recent blog on the value of sports psychology a number of interesting associated topics cropped up and among...

The Brain Always Wins Webinar

We had a fantastic webinar with special guest renowned sports scientist and clinical sports psychologist Dr. John P. Sullivan chaired...

Optimizing the benefits of athlete self-reporting measures

The increasingly scientific approach to sport means that the modern athlete relies on information from a variety of sources in...

Optimising Athletic Performance Workshop
with Dr. Nick Winkelman

The Dept. of Sport, Leisure & Childhood Studies at Cork Institute of Technology, in conjunction with Metrifit (Athlete monitoring system),...

A scientific understanding of the benefits of sleep

The importance of sleep in helping us perform to our best is something that we have accepted despite the lack...

Can sports psychology give you an edge?

Most athletes, particularly at the elite level will go to any legitimate lengths or try any legal technique to give...

Guidelines for using GPS devices in sport

Over the last number of years advancements in technology have affected almost every aspect of our lives, and sport is...

Does thinking get in the way of performance:
An opportunity rather than a problem?

We have all heard athletes acknowledge overthinking in performance situations, whereby their actions change from the automatic nature of ‘see...

Awareness of risk factors for sports injury is essential

Across the world there are millions of people involved in exercise and sport and in the process are enjoying the...

Athlete Burnout: Causes and Prevention Strategies

The issue of youth athlete burnout is one that has been addressed on many occasions and a topic that we...

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