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Musings from Envisage Conference 2016

Posted by David Harrison on Sunday, May 1, 2016, In : Comment 
Recently I attended the first Envisage conference around exercise and fitness.  The first speaker was Dave Hembrough, who is the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Sheffield Hallam University and a thoroughly top guy who, when you chat with him, always gives you things to take away and think about.  He gave a great talk around 10 lessons he had picked up from 10 years as an S&C coach working in elite sport.  He has worked in a number of sports including boxing, table tennis and volleybal...

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Belief – New Scientist (4 April 2015) Commentary –its links to the Journey

Posted by David Harrison on Sunday, April 19, 2015, In : Comment 

Last week I saw the cover of the New Scientist and a brazened across the cover was BELIEF.  I had to buy a copy and the article (by Graham Lawton, titled Beyond Belief, pg. 28 – 31) highlighted some important characteristics about what Beliefs are, how they are formed and how they influence the things we do in everyday life including sport and business.  The content is really pertinent to the section of the Journey (my book which is available here) on Belief.  Lawton emphasized that beliefs...


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Intimidation in Sport - Are you a Wolf?

Posted by David Harrison on Sunday, June 9, 2013, In : Comment 


I was on a recent train journey and I needed something to read so I picked up a copy of New Scientist (1 June 2013). Several of the articles took my eye with immediate links to sport psychology.  The one that really took my eye was from Ecology around intimidation and how predators influence the behaviours of their prey.  This got me thinking (I was visiting a different part of the library, see my previous blog post on this in sport psychology).  Intimidation plays an important part in sport ...

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Runners World Comment August 12

Posted by David Harrison on Tuesday, October 9, 2012, In : Comment 

I recently finished reading the August edition of Runners World.  It was great to see many sections containing aspects of the mental side of running. These mental skills can be transferred to any sport, buisness and to life.  The tips and comments from some top athletes and Olympians that were very successful at London 2012.  These athletes included Mo Farah, Dai Greene and Paula Radcliffe.  There were lots around how athletes to help deal with pressure of competition.

The first article, '...


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