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Stop Slumps Before They Start

Stop Slumps Before They Start By: Sarah Frey, MS., CMT & Dr. Bob Neff, CMT Frustration. Exhaustion. Stress. Despair. If you’ve ever been in a performance slump or felt stuck in a rut, these are undoubtedly some emotions you’ve experienced. You can now rest easy because performance slumps are not only something you can overcome, [...]

Staying on Top of Your Game Over the Holidays

Staying on Top of Your Game Over the Holidays By: Sarah Frey, MS, CMT® & Robert Neff, Ph.D., CMT® Let’s face it, when the holidays roll around, many of us break from our normal routines to accommodate parties, family gatherings, gift shopping, or inclement weather. And although spending quality time with family and friends, and [...]

Understanding Underperformance

Understanding Underperformance By: Sarah Frey, MS, CMT Wouldn’t it be great if we could all perform in competition as well as we do in practice? One of the biggest hurdles we face when it comes time to ‘step up to the plate,’ is managing our feelings of stress, nervousness, and anxiety. So what if we [...]

How Does Your Performance Measure-Up According To The 20-60-20 Rule?

Simply stated, some days are tougher than others. Our training, sleep, stress, food and hydration all affect the way we feel at the start of any competitive performance situation whether it’s athletic, professional, or personal. However, how we RESPOND to our performance over the course of the competition will dictate how well we finish. The [...]

The 3 MOST Asked Questions About Mental Toughness

In all competitive environments, high performers repeatedly ask themselves one question, “How can I get better?” Well, for athletes in particular, there are four major areas to consider... Technique (efficiency & repetition) Fitness (endurance, strength & flexibility) Tactics (strategy & planning), and finally, Mental toughness We call these the “Big 4.” Each component is critical [...]

Enhancing Performance WITHOUT Drugs

By: Sarah Frey, MS, CMT & Robert Neff, Ph.D., CMT Lately, it seems that doping allegations have dominated sports news as some of today’s most revered athletes make headlines and disappoint millions of fans. In one swift moment our sport idols turn from hero to villain, quickly over-shadowing all of their accomplishments, natural talent, and [...]

Goal Setting: more than a good idea at midnight

For many, the beginning of a new year signifies a fresh start and an opportunity to outline what you hope to achieve in the New Year. However, establishing new goals can often seem daunting and pointless, especially if you haven’t successfully achieved them in the past. New Year’s goal setting struggles are not just limited [...]

Mental Training, Inc. partners with Brain-X: A new look at Neuroscience and Learning

Mental Training Inc. (MTI), is a Dallas-Fort Worth based company that provides customized, affordable mental training to athletes and business professionals around the world. Mental Training, Inc. is a company that prides itself on bringing science based, proven, methods to sport and performance psychology. To insure and maintain that quality, MTI has partnered with some [...]