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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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FT EP 264 with Grant Holicky

The Importance of Staying Present in Training and Racing

If Coach Holicky could boil sports psychology down to one concept, it’s being present in everything we do. We explore this concept and how it ties together mental toughness, motivation, and even pain tolerance.

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Fast Talk Podcast: Episode 261

Diving Deep into the Pain Cave

What is pain—and how can we learn to tolerate it in training and racing? We find out on our latest Fast Talk podcast where we’re joined by neuroscientist Dr. Scott Frey.

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Why is it so hard to go easy?

Why Is It So Hard to Go Easy?

You know your workout is supposed to be easy, but you just can’t help dropping the hammer sometimes. A leading neuroscientist lifts the lid on what’s going on in your brain when this happens—and what you can do about it.

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Fast Talk Podcast: Endurance Sports Training and Nutrition from Fast Talk Laboratories

Are You Ready for Race Season?

In this week’s episode, our hosts talk about the best work to do leading into the race season, getting meditative during intervals, and preparing for an epic event.

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Ryan Kohler, Alison Freeman, and Joe Friel in conversation

Dealing with Problematic Athletes

It can be challenging when athletes aren’t compliant or lack motivation, but it can also be a great opportunity for change or growth.

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athlete being coached in gym by trainer

Finding True Motivation—with Sonya Looney

Understanding your sources of motivation can be key to achieving your athletic potential, yet it’s a topic that can also be surprisingly complex. We talk with mental performance expert Sonya Looney on how to find your motivation.

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