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An interesting read here, from Australian netballer Caitlin Bassett, which dropped on social media literally a minute after I posted this blog, discussing why mental conditioning is just as important as physical: 'Is it a weakness to go to the gym? No. Then why is it a weakness to see someone about talking about mental toughness.'

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Jeremy Holt said:

Thanks Blake, fantastic insights into Big Sam's approach to sports psych. I'm a team performance psychologist, who cut his teeth with the military and big corporates. I coach kids rugby but I'm new to plying my psych trade in sports. In the military there is now a lot of openness to doing what ever it takes to perform better, to keep soldiers alive, even if means challenging the way they've done things for centuries. In some corporates too. But my experience in sport, especially football, is a lot of resistance flying in the face of the evidence. If you really want to win you have to be open to all sorts of pain, including facing up to your own prejudices.

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