Mental Training For Athletes

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Training and nutrition are crucial parts of athletic excellence – but what about the mind? Motivation, confidence, and mental toughness: all of these are key in sport, and yet for many athletes are not trained as much as the body.

Jonathan Pietrunti of Complete Human Performance is a former Navy Chief Aviation Ordnanceman and has a BA in sports psychology. With his years of experience in training both clients and sailors, he knows what mental tools are the game-changers in fitness.


On this episode of CHP Radio, Jonny discusses:

  • What is sports psychology, and what is it not?
  • What are the most common reasons people come to a sports psychologist?
  • What are some common pitfalls with goal-setting?
  • What is motivation?
  • What about positive imagery and confidence?


Learn more about self-determination theory.

You can visit Jonny at and pick up his free goal-setting guide.

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