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Train Like An Olympian

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Updated July 23, 2012

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Train Like An Olympian - Develop Your Mental Game
Mental Preparation

Mental Preparation

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More and more Olympic athletes are turning to the power of the mind to give them a competitive edge.

In the past, a handful of athletes would use mental rehearsal and meditation before competition. Today it's the norm, and research continues to support the idea that it may be possible to improve sports performance and even speed up healing by using specific mental skills and techniques, including imagery and self-hypnosis.

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