Sport Psychology & Mental Training

To optimize performance, it’s as important to train your psychology as it is to train your physiology. Understanding how to deal with issues such as anxiety, confidence, and resilience using tools like self-talk and mindfulness will make you a more complete athlete.

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Sports Psychology for Cyclists Pathway from Fast Talk Laboratories

Sport Psychology Pathway

All athletes reach a point where progress depends more on the skills they can build between their ears, more than the strength of their legs or lungs. The very best athletes are as strong mentally as they are physically. Grant Holicky, Dr. Stephen Cheung, Dr. Simon Marshall, Lesley Paterson, Julie Emmerman, and Julie Young help us explore these critical and often overlooked mental skills.

Trevor Connor’s “Training Book”

When Trevor Connor was racing against the pros, he got the idea of keeping a “success list” from a top athlete. As his list grew, it turned into a book that he took with him to every race.
Fast Talk Podcast Episode 195 Favorite Moments of 2021

Favorite Moments of 2021

We revisit our favorite Fast Talk conversations from 2021 with a variety of fascinating guests.
Blurred cyclists

Is Perceived Exertion the Most Important Metric?

Knowing how a race or workout feels—aka RPE—is an extremely important sense for endurance athletes. With the help of top cycling coaches, athletes, and researchers, we explore why RPE may be more important than power, heart rate, and other metrics.
tired runner

Don’t Kill What You Love

Hard to define and often difficult to recognize, burnout is not only a mental struggle, it can also have physical symptoms. We explore the causes and consequences of burnout, and ways to keep the flame alive.
IZOF (Individual Zone of Optimal Functioning)

What Is Your Individual Zone of Optimal Functioning?

Every athlete has a personal IZOF. Coach Grant Holicky shares the concept and explores how to determine your IZOF. Then he shares why knowing your IZOF is helpful and how you can recreate your IZOF on demand.
Self-Talk

Effective Self-Talk

Coach Grant Holicky explores the concept of self-talk, how to use it effectively and consistently, and how it can help performance and health.
Mindful Athlete

The Mindful Athlete

Coach Grant Holicky details the concept of mindfulness, how to attain it, and how it can help performance.