Ep 59: Noel Brick, Ph.D., and Author of “The Genius of Athletes” on Mental Fitness and the Power of Self-Talk
Noel Brick, Ph.D., is a British Psychological Society–chartered psychologist, a lecturer in sport and exercise psychology at Ulster University, and a researcher on the psychology of endurance performance. In this episode of Run with Fitpage, Dr. Brick talks about mental fitness for athletes, the power of self-talk, and a lot more with our host, Vikas Singh.
00:00 – About this episode
02:52 – Welcome Dr. Brick to the show!
03:01 – Introduction to Noel Brick
05:36 – The psychology of setting goals for recreational athletes
14:30 – The importance of consistency, how to manage setbacks
20:04 – What should be the mindset to reach the startline?
26:25 – The power of self-talk
40:37 – About “The Genius of Athletes”
43:37 – All about positive thinking
Dr. Noel Brick has published research in the most prestigious sport and exercise science journals, such as Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise (the flagship journal of the American College of Sports Medicine) and Psychology of Sport and Exercise (the flagship journal of the European Federation of Sport Psychology). He has presented his research at global academic conferences, including the annual congresses of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, the British Psychological Society, the European College of Sport Science, and the European Federation of Sport Psychology. Noel has also completed more than thirty marathons and ultramarathons. He lives in County Antrim, Ireland. His most recent book is The Genius of Athletes.
More about Dr. Brick: https://noelbrick.com
About Vikas Singh:
Vikas Singh, an MBA from Chicago Booth, worked at Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, APGlobale and Reliance before coming up with an idea of democratizing fitness knowledge and helping beginners get on a fitness journey. Vikas is an avid long-distance runner, building fitpage to help people learn, train, and move better.
For more information on Vikas, or to leave any feedback and requests, you can reach out to him via the channels below:
LinkedIn: Vikas Singh
About the Podcast: Run with Fitpage
This podcast series is built to bring science and research from the endurance sports industry. These may help you learn and implement these in your training, recovery, and nutrition journey. We invite coaches, exercise scientists, researchers, nutritionists, doctors, and inspiring athletes to come and share their knowledge and stories with us. So, whether you’re just getting started with running or want to get better at it, this podcast is for you!
This podcast has been recorded via Zoom Conferencing.