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What is Sport & Exercise Psychology?
George A. Wade, CSCS, NSCA-CPT 6/6/2012 11:07:08 A
Posted: Thursday, March 12, 2015 10:19 AM
Joined: 6/6/2012
Posts: 4


To answer this question, we must break the question down. What is Sport? What is Exercise? And what is Psychology? Only then can you put them back together and come to a conclusion or answer. My answer is the motivation that sparks an athlete to work hard in exercise (the grind) to beat an opponent in sport.
MR Kevin Leon Benford, NSCA-CPT 5/8/2013 8:49:42 A
Posted: Saturday, May 2, 2015 11:56 AM
Joined: 5/8/2013
Posts: 1


I'd have to say that Sports and Exercise Psychology deals with the effects of the physiological changes our body undergoes before, during, and after a training session or competition. Psychology deals a lot with the central nervous system which is put under tremendous stress during exercise and sports activities. When a trained is able to understand these changes and how they may effect to reaction time, fatigue, cognitive functions, perception, motivation, and a number of other factors that effect an athletes performance, then the trainer is able to apply techniques in response to these stresses. Even to be able to understand some of the psychological differences between men and women, the young and old, and each individual athlete can help the trainer tremendously.