Category Archives: High Performance

Articles on high performance for athletes and coaches.

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

Posted in Athletes, Competition, High Performance, Mental Training, Sports, The Zone, Winning in sport | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Athletes, Golf, Problems in sport, Sports, The Zone | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Athletes, Problems in sport, Sports, Sports Training | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Athletes, Competition, High Performance, Karate, Sports, Sports Training, The Zone | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Athletes, Competition, Exercise, Fitness, High Performance, Ironman, Leadership, mental psyching, Mind Games, Sports, Sports Training, The Zone, Triathlete | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Athletes, Competition, Fun in Sport, High Performance, Hockey, Leadership, mental psyching, Mental Training, Mind Games, Parents, Sports, Sports Training, The Zone | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Stopped having fun in your sport? Here’s a high performance tip for getting your passion back

The key (and often unsaid) reason athletes seek out sport mental training from high performance trainers like me is fun — they’ve stopped having it.  Whether it is because of inconsistency, losing, injuries, reduced playing time or on-going intimidation, athletes … Continue reading

Posted in Athletes, Fun in Sport, Parents, Sports Training, The Zone | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Importance of Being Unrealistic in Sport

If you have ever been told that you are too small, too old, too slow, too weak, too inconsistent or too meek, this video is for you.  And, if someone has told you that you just don’t have what it … Continue reading

Posted in Athletes, Sports Training | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

POST TRAUMATIC GROWTH IN YOUR SPORT

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger How long can an athlete endure the humiliation of defeat in an attempt to get it right?  This human, competitive nature and willingness to accept “pain” is very intriguing.  And with all the … Continue reading

Posted in High Performance | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Indispensable Athlete: How to make the cut on your sports team

This tip from Bob Palmer, high performance expert with SportExcel, is for athletes of any age who have a desire to win, and need to take charge of the direction of their training. It is especially for athletes in the … Continue reading

Posted in Athletes, Competition, Exercise, Fitness, High Performance, Ironman, Leadership, mental psyching, Mind Games, Sports, Sports Training, The Zone, Triathlete | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment