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Shooting in "The Zone"

There are moments in any sport when mind and body melt together into a single unit of concentration… and perfection unfolds.

Updated: May 31, 2006, 7:23 PM ET
By James A. Swan, Ph.D. | Author
"In Defense of Hunting"

I don't know about you, but I felt a lot of the commentary during the recent Olympic Games was pretty superficial and inane. Especially upsetting was the coverage (or lack of coverage) of sports psychology. Periodically commentators would remark that an athlete had used a sports psychologist in their training, but that's about it. Since people normally don't go to see a psychologist when they're healthy, the failure to explain the practice of modern sports psychology conjures up all kinds of negative ...

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