Category Archives: Athletes

Articles and tips for athletes who want to own the zone and own the game.

Bob Palmer’s five rules for visualizing success in your sport

There are five key rules of visualization that are a must if you want to make it effective. 1) You must understand what the Zone is and you must be able to get into it in your visualization. 2) You … Continue reading

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Golf holes the size of dinner plates—training your mind to properly set the table for the successful Zone shot

“A mind that is stretched by a new experience  can never go back to its old           dimensions.”  — Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.  Some days we are just so darn brilliant in our games. Why? Who knows? We change putters. … Continue reading

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Preventing the death spiral in sport: Anticipating and fixing game-day problems

Athletes get tripped up in their games in ways that can be predicted and prevented in the first place. Bob Palmer gives you three simple approaches to prevent the preventable and tackle the unpredictable.  So what can you do when … Continue reading

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Mirror neurons and learning in sport— How to turn them on!

Several years ago in my role as a part-time karate instructor, I got run down from too many competing interests for my time. My business required a great deal of travel, my daughters had very active lives and my karate … Continue reading

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In support of competition in sport: Thoughts from a karate dojo

“If wanting to win is a fault, as some of my critics seem to insist, then I plead guilty. I like to win. I know no other way. It’s in my blood.”                                                     – Bear Bryant, … Continue reading

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Brilliant Coaches: They know how to push your buttons

As the National Hockey League prepares for the 2014-15 season, teams are filling gaps in positions and skill sets, so that in six months (and 82 games) of player trades, injuries, fatigue, drama of contracts, personality clashes, media and fan … Continue reading

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Team Family: It takes a family to raise and inspire an athlete

The family unit, whatever its make-up, can be a powerful contributing force to a young athlete’s preparation and success in sport. With the right approach, training to get all members of the family on the same page and supportive of … Continue reading

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