Thursday, August 8, 2013

It's All About the Mind: The Psychology of Cycling

About 18 months ago, or so, I took up cycling. In the beginning it was just an in-home spin bike, similar to those in most gyms. Than a year ago I bought a used bike - a Colnago with Campagnolo components. It has been a tough transition from the spin bike to the road bike, and an even tougher transition from training like a power lifter to training like a cyclist.

However, I love it. I love forcing through the pain, digging for more power on a climb, the whole thing. And, as the video below points out, it is totally a mind game.

It's All About the Mind: The Psychology of Cycling

Jim Taylor, Ph.D., internationally recognized for his work in the psychology of performance in sport and business, looks at the concept of prime cycling. Learn how to define your cycling goals and get motivated to achieve those goals using techniques to measure your confidence, intensity and focus.

Series: "UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine presents Mini Medical School for the Public" [8/2013]

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