The Power Of Your Imagination




Ellen Rogin and Lisa Kueng, authors of "Picture Your Prosperity: Smart Money Moves to Turn Your Vision into Reality," point to a study conducted by Russian scientists that demonstrates the importance of mental training that programs your imagination for athletes. The study compared the training schedules of four groups of Olympic athletes,


Each group used a different combination of physical and mental training:


Group one: 100% physical training


Group two: 75% physical training, 25% mental training


Group three: 50% physical training, 50% mental training


Group four: 25% physical training, 75% mental training


The scientists found that the fourth group performed the best during the Olympics.


"This has been such an important finding that the US Olympic Committee now has increased the number of full-time psychologists on staff from just one to six over the last 20 years," Rogin and Kueng say.


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A study conducted by researchers at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio, in 2004 See. revealed the power of visualization in improving strength. The study split 30 people into three groups, with two groups visualizing exercises and one group actually training. The results showed that the two groups who visualized exercises increased their strength by 35 percent

The large increase in strength was not due to the muscles growing but due to improvements in the brain's communication ability to the muscles

We have not caught up to this in sports but imagine the untapped potential




Changing Behavioral Patterns & Habits

In 1983, Benjamin Libet conducted experiments  that seemed to demonstrate a limited aspect of our free will, challenging conventional notions. He showed that we possess a form of "free won't," indicating that we can halt an action once it has commenced. However, we lack conscious control when it comes to the initial impulse behind the action.

In essence, by using simple pattern interrupts, we can alter our response before it progresses beyond the limbic region of our brain, preventing the formation of the action or emotion

Further research below:


Power Poses Havard Study

Power Poses: Certain positions boost testosterone & confidence
Re: Amy J.C. Cuddy

The researchers started their work after noticing some of their female students seemed to participate less in class. They tested these poses on subjects who did not know the intent of the research. CNN's Don Lemon spoke with Professor Amy Cuddy of Harvard Business School and Professor Dana Carney of Columbia Graduate School of Business, the authors of "Power Posing: Brief Nonverbal Displays Affect Neuroendocrine Levels and Risk Tolerance."




Source: Ovidius University Annals, Series Physical Education & Sport/Science, Movement & Health . 2017, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p66-72. 7p.


Author(s): REHAB, Hafez

Abstract: Aim: Brain Gym used in over 80 countries in Education, Business, Sport and the Performing arts with profound and lasting results. Brain Gym helps to release any 'block' that is holding you back from enjoying the best you can be. It is that simple. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of brain gym on manipulating skills and balance for beginners in rhythmic gymnastics. Methods: Twenty young rhythmic gymnastics, divided into two groups. The experimental group (n = 10) performance brain gym and control group (n = 10) performed traditional exercise. The physical and skillful variables collected before and after eight weeks. Subject's parents and coaches were required to read and complete a health questionnaire and informed consent document; there was no history of injuries, diabetes or recent surgery. Results: Significant difference between experimental group and control group in Standing Stork Test, dynamic balance and Performance level of Manipulating Skills (MS) for posttest to the experimental group. Conclusions: Finally, brain gym program for 8 weeks, resulted in an increase in Standing Stork Test, dynamic balance and Performance level of Manipulating Skills. These results have to be taken into account by coaches in order to better understand and application of brain gym concepts for technical effects of training.



Writing Your Goals Down Increases Success


A study by the Dominican University of California divided participants into five groups. A summary is available on the way back machine a website that shows the previous website pages, a link below

  • The first group had to think about their goals, and rate them according to various factors but not write them down. This group achieved a 43% overall success rate or progressed at least part of the way to attaining their goals.
  • The second group did the same, but this group wrote their goals down.
  • The third group did the same as the second but also wrote their action commitments down.
  • The fourth group did all of that and also shared their action commitments with a friend.
  • The final group did everything the others did but also sent their friends updates. This group had the highest success rate, at 76%.

What we learn from this study is that writing down your goals, and what actions you take to achieve them, and then sharing these and your progress with a friend gives you the best chance of success.

The link is below

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