Every athlete gets fatigued. Heck! We train hard, we push ourselves to the limits and beyond – so it’s no surprise we become physically fatigued.

However, there is a BIG difference between physical fatigue and mental fatigue. One is sore muscles and dwindling energy, the other can have a catastrophic impact on our ability to function, process and perform.

In this podcast we will explore four key strategies to avoid the slippery slope of mental fatigue.

So lets get back into the saddle and tackle this all too familiar nemesis of the elite athlete.


A performance limerick from Dublin, Ireland.

The second in our series of podcasts on the global tour, this week coming from Dublin.

As the internal and external pressures of performing becomes imminent we “can” be influenced to begin to doubt our own ability to perform when it counts. This all too common phenomena can seriously inhibit our performance potential.

In this episode I discuss the three key skills and stages to performing in a confident and controlled manner irrespective of the expectations of the situation. Sit back and enjoy as we discuss positive mindset and emotional platforming, Key visualisation techniques and effective anchoring.


BITG 064: The Perils Of Diving For The Line – A Message From Tokyo

November 13, 2016

http://traffic.libsyn.com/braininthegame/BITG64.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 11:34 — 21.2MB) | EmbedTaking Your Eye Off The Ball As the end of many athletes seasons approaches and we begin to think about putting our feet up for a few weeks well earned rest, we can “almost” be forgiven for taking our eye off the ball […]

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BITG 063: Control of your performance – Controlling what you can control and letting go of what you cannot

September 1, 2016

http://traffic.libsyn.com/braininthegame/BITG63.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 31:27 — 57.6MB) | EmbedOur sense of “Control” or at the very least our sense of taking steps in “controlling” our environment, our preparation and our performance is a core “Need” as an athlete, we need to know what we are doing is the best that we […]

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BITG 062: 5 Steps To Handling Big Competition Pressure – How To Value Every Performance

August 7, 2016

http://traffic.libsyn.com/braininthegame/BITG62.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 30:14 — 55.4MB) | EmbedAs we settle into the 2016 Rio Olympics and we are consumed by the spectacle that is the summer games, we turn our focus to the best of the best, those flawless performances, smashed world and olympic records and the apparent super-human performances […]

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BITG 061: Controlling your performance outcomes with a 3 legged stool

May 5, 2016

http://traffic.libsyn.com/braininthegame/BITG61.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 31:19 — 57.4MB) | EmbedEffectively managing your thoughts, feelings and actions. When things don’t go the way you planned with your performance, what triggers it for you? I mean, what REALLY triggers it for you, specifically? Is it a negative thought that grows from a passing thought […]

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BITG 060: Recognising Your Performance Patterns

April 7, 2016

http://traffic.libsyn.com/braininthegame/BITG60.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (55.6MB) | EmbedUnderstanding how your behavioural patterns influence your performance, your mindset, your choices and your outcomes. Humans are hardwired to recognise patterns from our earliest moments – our parents faces, objects in the trees, even animals in the clouds. However, can you accurately recognise those key patterns that […]

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BITG 059: Athletes and Emotions – The Deep Connection Between Our Emotions and Our Performance

March 3, 2016

http://traffic.libsyn.com/braininthegame/BITG59.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 22:45 — 41.7MB) | EmbedWhat are you feeding your emotional monster? Keeping an athletes attitude on track is more about the words we choose to use rather than their desire to perform. The daily volatility of our emotions and our emotional perspectives can heavily influence the quality […]

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BITG 058: Why Some Competitive Athletes Start Slow – A good start can lead to a great finish

February 4, 2016

http://traffic.libsyn.com/braininthegame/BITG58.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 38:54 — 71.2MB) | EmbedIn this episode we look at why some competitive athletes adopt the strategy of starting slowly, in hope of building into their performance, and why that actually works AGAINST you more often than work FOR you. Many athletes do not start their competition […]

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BITG 057: Successful Professional Athletes Learn To Build A Life On The Road

May 21, 2015

http://traffic.libsyn.com/braininthegame/BITG57.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 33:50 — 62.0MB) | EmbedWhen you finally make it and leap into the world of international competition, becoming an athlete traveling nationally and globally for your sport and your country, it can become apparent very quickly that what you did to get there — can soon become […]

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