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Pre-Competition Mental Game Talk…

In this video, Ed chats with a tennis player before her high school match. In this behind-the-scenes look, Ed talks with Sydney about the mental game, what goes on in her mind before and during a match, and how the principles that Ed teaches are very different than traditional sport psychology and mental training approaches.

 

For information about how you can work with Ed, email: ed@edtseng.com or call 609.558.1077.

PPP 019 Wimbledon Junior Champion, Noah Rubin

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In this episode of the Peak Performance Podcast, Ed chats about the mental game with Noah Rubin, fresh off his 2014 Wimbledon win.

What you’ll learn:

  • How Noah got his start in tennis
  • His 2 keys to success
  • How John McEnroe has helped his game
  • The secret to overcoming nervousness
  • The zone and slumps

Don’t miss this exclusive interview.

Follow Noah on Twitter and Instagram at Noahrubin33.

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PPP 016 INSIDE THE MIND OF MICHAEL CHANG

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In Episode 016 of the Peak Performance Podcast, Ed Tseng talks with former World #2, French Open champion, youngest player to win a Grand Slam tournament, and one of Ed’s childhood heroes, Michael Chang.

In this exclusive interview, hear about Chang’s amazing run at the 1989 French Open and what was going on through his mind when he started cramping against Ivan Lendl. Ed and Michael also talk about life lessons that can be learned from sports.

Link to the Chang Family Foundation: http://mchang.com/

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PPP 014 CAM CALKOEN, CEREBRAL PALSY TO WORLD-CLASS SPRINTER

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In this episode of the Peak Performance Podcast, I have a true peak peak performer. Cam Calkoen was born with cerebral palsy and the doctors said he wouldn’t be able to walk and would spend his life in a wheelchair. Neither his parents nor Cam listened. He first learned to ride a bike, and then went on to become a world top 10 100m and 200m sprinter. Cam now travels the world inspiring others. I even give you a sneak peak at the behind the scenes conversation that Cam and I had before the recording. Enjoy!

More on Cam: www.camcalkoen.com

Cam on Twitter: @CamCalkoen

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PPP 011 JESSICA LONG, GOLD MEDALIST, PARALYMPICS

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In this episode of the Peak Performance Podcast, I speak with Jessica Long, 12-time gold medalist, 3-time ESPY winner, and Sullivan Award winner. Jessica has accomplished more things by the age of 21 that most never do in their lives…and Jessica has no legs from the knees down.

In this episode you will learn:

• What it’s like to be an athlete with a disability
• How great athletes overcome adversity
• Where Jessica’s desire comes from
• What mental toughness means to Jessica
• And much more!

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PPP 010 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS, LAUREN EMBREE AND OLIVIA JANOWICZ

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In this episode of the Peak Performance Podcast, I chat with National Champions, Lauren Embree and Olivia Janowicz of the University of Florida about the mental game.

What you’ll learn:

  • Lauren and Olivia’s experiences of the zone
  • Lauren and Olivia’s experiences of slumps
  • An example of a winning mindset after a heartbreaking loss
  • What it takes to perform with freedom and ease
  • And much more!

Follow Lauren and Olivia on Twitter!

Lauren Embree: @lembree888

Olivia Janowicz: @ohlivin

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PPP 009 CARLING BASSETT, FORMER WORLD #8 AND FORD MODEL

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In Episode 9 of the Peak Performance Podcast, I chat with the great Carling Bassett, former World #8 tennis player, and Ford Fashion model.

What you’ll learn:

  • What life was like during the early days at the Bollettieri Academy
  • Carling’s take on the pro tour
  • How tennis can teach life lessons
  • The day in the life of a model
  • The biggest challenges of being a professional athlete and fashion model

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PPP 007 GARRET KRAMER, AUTHOR AND MENTAL PERFORMANCE COACH

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In Episode 7 of the Peak Performance Podcast, I speak with my good friend, Garret Kramer, author of “Stillpower” and the forthcoming, “Path of No Resistance.” He is also, in my opinion, the top mental performance coach on the planet. I truly enjoyed talking with him about the missing link in the mental game today in the sports world. Simple, yet game-changing.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • A simple understanding that all great athletes know
  • Where our behavior, feelings, and experience originate
  • What determines how long you stay in a slump
  • How to access the zone
  • Why traditional sport psychology and mental coaching strategies, techniques, tools, and routines are not necessary
  • Why results are not the most important thing

Link:

Garret Kramer: GarretKramer.com

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PPP 006 RICHARD BERNSTEIN, BLIND ATTORNEY, MARATHON RUNNER, IRONMAN ATHLETE

In Episode #6, I interview my newest hero, Richard Bernstein, a blind attorney, marathon runner, and ironman athlete.

In this exclusive interview, I unearthed:

  • What it is like for a blind person to compete in an Ironman competition
  • The challenges of a blind person in law school
  • How Richard overcomes adversity

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MESSAGE #1658 GYM THOUGHTS

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Today’s message is especially dedicated to the great Julia Santos.

I was working out at the gym the other day and had two thoughts, so I wrote them down in Evernote as soon as I got back to the car.

Thought #1: Stretching at the end of your workout brings oxygen to your muscles and that helps them grow. This is good. However, if you are giving a presentation, competing in a big game, or taking a test and you have insecure thoughts (or any thoughts for that matter) pop up in your head and you make a big deal out of them, they grow and can affect your performance. This is not good. Think of a great performance you have had. Did you have a lot of thinking, or very little thinking? I already know the answer: very little thinking. So it doesn’t make sense to think into your thinking, does it? Thoughts will come into your head, you can’t control that. But you can control whether you give them attention and make them grow…or not.

Thought #2: People say that you are the product of your environment. I disagree. I believe that you are a product of your thinking. Parents say that you shouldn’t hang around the wrong people because you will become one of them. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that you should hang around with the wrong people, but does everyone that hangs around the “wrong people” become like them? Of course not. Just like nobody’s rude comment can make you feel upset. Only upsetting thoughts can make you feel upset. We live in a world where most people think that something outside of them can affect how they feel, e.g., the weather, referees, parents, the economy, etc. This is simply not true and the more you realize this, the more you are in control and will be able to perform more consistently at a high level. Thought is the source of behavior, not environment.

It’s funny, so often at the gym I have thoughts of “I can’t run any longer” or “I can’t do any more reps,” but I don’t pay attention to those thoughts and pretty soon I have a different thought like “I’ve got this” and I end up running longer and doing more reps. Thoughts are random, they are illusions, and they are made up by you. If you take them seriously, it would be as if you composed and sent a nasty email to yourself, and then opened it and got upset. You don’t see that happening in real life, but it happens all the time on the field, at the office, and in the classroom. People believe their thinking and then they feel their thinking. Our experience is created from the inside-out, whether it’s true or not.

Well, I’ll be heading to yoga tomorrow…I’ll let you know if I have any insights.

Thanks for reading.