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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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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

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Three strategies to stop mind games in your sport.

An athlete recently asked me how to get distracting or hurtful comments made by competitors out of her head so that she could refocus on her racing. That is a great question from the point of view of both you … Continue reading

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Using Peripheral Vision: Skiing faster and feeling like it is slower

Many skiers and racers look directly in front of them rather than in a peripheral manner where they see the front and the sides. Being in a peripheral vision mode has many advantages in sport, especially in skiing and snowboarding, … Continue reading

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Triathlete Training Tip: Blast through the Blues

SportExcel’s High Performance Trainer, Bob Palmer, answers a triathlete’s question: How can I train when I don’t feel motivated to do anything? Like us on Facebook SportExcel   SportExcel Website: http://www.sportexcel.ca

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The impact one athlete can have despite a screaming coach

How a 14-year old uses the Zone to take leadership and inspire his team I’ve written many blogs and articles on the need to be in the Zone and the following email exchange between a client’s father and me demonstrates … Continue reading

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SportExcel tip for your sport: Balance Training

Core stability is a must in every sport. Some sports need cross training to develop this kind of stability and balance cushions offer an easy way to achieve it, especially after an injury. Bob Palmer offers this tip as to … Continue reading

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