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Fitness & Sport Sport Psychology

Rise with Passion for Football – interview with a Football Coach

Andrzej Ukleja, certified UEFA B Football Coach Hello Andrzej. Thank you very much for agreeing to be interviewed for this blog post and for introducing us your football experience. Can you introduce yourself and tell when your journey with football has been started? Let me start by saying that I come from Jeziorany, a town […]

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Sport Psychology

Sport Psychologist – Football Coach Partnership

Science psychological knowledge or football coach’s experience? Both are important when we talk about professional football players preparation. That beneficial collaboration of multidimensional approaches, psychological measurements, coach assessment and their practical experience is important fo efficient performance development in elite football. Sport psychology is a relatively new field and practice shows that its importance and […]

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Sport Psychology

What is sport psychology?

When physical meets mental you will find unbreakable. Psychology is a big part of sport that some people do not realize. You do not need to have any psychological problems to meet with a sport psychologist because sport and exercise psychology concentrates on helping athletes break through the mental barriers that are keeping them from […]

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Motivation in Sport and Life

„Your limitation – it’s only your imagination” or „Make your life a masterpiece; imagine no limitations on what you can be, have or do” Do you feel more motivated right now? Perhaps… but what are the most important factors that motivate us? Is there any golden mean which fits for most people? We are different […]

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Sport Psychology

21 Days to Form a New Habit? Fact or Myth?

Have you ever wondered how long it takes to break the old habits and switch them with new ones? I think that most of you heard about 21 days theory. Otherwise than, is it really possible to change customs just in 21 days? The habits that took years to build, don’t take a day to […]

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Sport Psychology

Train Your Brain

Research says exercise works out the brain as well as the body – inspired by that article I decided to write a little more about something many of you know very well. Physical activity has a lot of advantages both for the body shape, health condition, state of the mood, energy level and brain condition […]

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Sport Psychology

Perfectionism in Sport

Do you often think that you could do something better? Very rarely you are proud of yourself? You don’t let yourself make mistakes? Does it sound familiar for you? Be careful not to get stuck in the perfectionism trap. Self-perfectionism is not a quest for the best. It is the pursuit of the worst in […]

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Sport Psychology

Is it tough to be tough?

Do you think you are mentally tough enough? Why are some people better athletes and accomplish more in sport than others? Have you ever wondered what makes them better? Why do some people achieve their goals while others fail? Today I want to explain how to step up in high pressure situations, but also perform […]

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Sport Psychology

The Power of Visualisation

If you can dream it, you can do it. Do you know this saying? Walt Disney believed in many, seemingly impossible things and he achieved large success. Not only Disney but also Alice from „Alice In Wonderland” used her imagination for make her dreams come true… “Sometimes I believe as many as six impossible things […]

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Sport Psychology

4 SIGNS YOU’RE A SPORT ADDICT EN/PL

The work-hard, train-hard and play-hard culture may put elite athletes at higher risk of sport abuse. Sport could be addictive almost like drugs or alcohol. The boundary between passion and exercise addiction is very small and difficult to recognize. Unfortunately research shows that people could be addicted to sport. It is a behavioral addiction like […]