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Developing the power of a resilient mind

Resilience seems to be a hot topic at the moment. When times are challenging and we’re facing many changing demands, the ability to withstand what is thrown at us and bounce back quickly from set backs is all-important. So we asked our athlete ambassador, Sophie Radcliffe, to explain what resilience means to her.

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Do you push your limits?

We’re 186 days out from the Rio 2016 Olympics (as of 1st February!). It’s a critical time for athletes around the world preparing for the Games - what they do this winter will dictate their level of readiness to deliver medal winning performances at the Games.

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Road to Rio III

So, in the third of our Road to Rio series, we’re talking about the importance of using and ignoring goals when you’re in the thick of performance. We write a lot about goals and the way they’re used and abused in different environments. This article though is focused fully on the reality of the role of goals for performance.

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Are you ready for Rio?

In just under a year’s time, our finest sports men and women will be entering the cauldron of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio. For most of them, this will be the biggest challenge of their careers, if not their lives. Many of them will be competing at their first Games. For some, it will be their only Games – their one and only chance to shine.

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Road to Rio - we need to qualify

Welcome to our Road to Rio series! You’ll hopefully have seen by now that the Great Britain Women’s Hockey qualified for Rio with a superb series of performances throughout the World Hockey League in Valencia. They won the whole tournament, winning every match they played, and happily booking the team’s place for Rio next year as a result.

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How to achieve an effective work-life balance

Has anyone ever actually achieved work-life balance? We think not many of you, so here’s something more helpful.

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5 ways to help you perform under pressure

Pressure is always going to show up at some point, so you need to have a plan for how you want to use it when it arrives.

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Building confidence

Want to know what it takes to be confident and ready to perform? Watch this short but beautifully formed video for everything you need to know so that you’re ready […]

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It’s not always plain sailing – battling back when your confidence is rock bottom

We’ve all been through tough times when our confidence has taken a battering. It happens to the best of us, and sometimes, in the case of elite athletes, very publically. […]

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Performing in challenging conditions

Want to know what it takes to perform brilliantly in challenging conditions? Watch this short but beautifully formed video for everything you need to know so that you’re absolutely ready to perform […]

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Pressure – friend or foe? You choose.

Everyone faces pressure. Everyone’s personality plays a role in how pressure affects them. If you want to be the best you can, then you need to get pressure to work for you!

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Making pressure work for you

Shift your approach to pressure situations. Stop thinking about pressure as something unhelpful and start using it to help you perform at your best.

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