Psychology

When Learning Goes Wrong

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Craig Johnson outlines how and why bad habits can form, and what to do to break them In other features I’ve given an overview of the nervous system, motor feedback and motor learning. This article will examine some of the

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Motor Learning

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Craig Johnson explains how the brain learns in co-ordination with muscle systems, and how archers can use that to their advantage in training I have previously given an overview of the nervous system and looked at feedback in the motor system,

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You Against the World

Success requires commitment, but you can’t commit to what you don’t believe in

Alistair Whittingham looks into what the pressure to achieve can do to an archer’s psyche Jaded and undirected, a world-class archer once told me that they ‘would rather go on holiday, using up their annual leave from work, than push to

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Sieze the moment

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John Dudley explains how to prepare for when it all comes down to one shot. I was 18 years old and standing alongside two other guys looking at the final target for an ASA World Championship. All three of us

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Checks and balances

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Alistair Whittingham looks at balancing positivity and negativity, and how the pressure of competition can sometimes leave an archer in the red

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New equipment syndrome

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Duncan Busby shares his advice on managing the adjustment process

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Head vs heart

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The internal struggle towards perfection can be difficult to master – Tyler Benner advises embracing it rather than fighting it

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