Spencer asks: Is sport 90% mental? Bob answers Spencer's question and talks about the mental component of sport.
This week's question is from a trap shooter who asks why station one is so difficult. Bob gives a strategy to give your game a kickstart.
How do you adjust between different trap clubs, be it different backgrounds or different target set-ups? Bob Palmer answers a trap shooter's question and gives three tips to address this issue.
Why do I panic in competition but not in practice? Bob Palmer answers a trap shooter's question and provides a strategy for how to overcome this.
This podcast is an abridged audio of Willie Nelson's Prologue to his autobiography. It describes how he got his start in terms of connecting to his audience. He'd pick one person and play to her and connect with her and let the rest be magic...
What doesn't kill us makes us stronger
Before coming to see me, a few of my clients have been so discouraged that they asked themselveswhy they bother to compete, why they put themselves on display in front of their peers, why they accept humiliation and then come back for more. This human, competitive nature is ver yintriguing. And, with the stresses of putting it all on the line, it would be helpful to have a strategy to resolve potential issues at the outset.
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Elite athletes have to learn how to forget bad experiences or they will carry them into the next shift, game or season. Bill Lee, from his book The Wrong Stuff, describes how he was able to forget a horrible season-ending loss. How he did it is probably not going to help you, but our high performance system certainly has strategies that will.
Taking advice at the beginning of your practice or during your practice gives you no time to practice that piece of advice. Listen to Bob's advice to Duncan from Phoenix, AZ, a trap shooter who encountered this situation.
Listen to Bob Palmer as he answers a question on the top two ways a mental coach works alongside your regular coach to make your training and competition fun and easy.