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Effects of stress on academic and athletic performance

Although there are many advantages to being a High School or College student, this period of a young person’s life...

Mental Fatigue and Elite Sport

When it comes to success in sport, one of the most enduring questions is how is it that certain athletes...

Educating your athletes about Sleep Hygiene

Sleep is the greatest legal performance enhancing drug that most people are probably neglecting – Matthew Walker Sleep allows your...

Lifestyle and athletic performance

Day to day lifestyle stress has a major influence on athletic performance and overall well-being. An elite athlete might train...

Learning to deal with performance anxiety is essential for an athlete

As is often said, it is the little things that can often prove to be the difference between success and...

Recovery Strategies for Athletes

Ensuring athletes are prepared in the most optimal condition to perform is a huge challenge for coaches and athletes alike....

Burnout – A Consequence of More Than Just Physical Stress

Athlete burnout is generally defined as a cognitive–affective syndrome comprised of emotional and physical exhaustion, a reduced sense of accomplishment,...

Has there been a more important time to monitor athlete well-being?

After months out of the game, without access to proper training facilities for much of that time, the return to...

The Relative Age Effect

The race to produce the next biggest star in sport is a continuous process within professional sport. It’s commonplace to...

Early Sports Specialization – Right or wrong?

Should athletes specialize at a young age or be involved in multi-disciplinary sports? Studies show that young athletes often see...

The use of subjective monitoring for coaches

As is well documented, exercise and playing sport has a multitude of health and well-being benefits. However, sometimes when the...

Prioritizing Sleep

Sleep is the single most effective thing we can do to reset our brain and body health each day –...

Heart Rate Variability – Why measure it?

In view of observations of stress-associated variation in HRV and existing neurobiological evidence, HRV may be used as an objective...

Optimizing Load Management

Guest Author: Michael Kenny Training and competition (total workload) load stimulates a series of homeostatic responses accompanying adaptation of the...

Fueling for Athletic Performance

Guest Author: Michael Kenny Nutrition for athletes can be compared to the fuel you put into your car. The more...

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