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Episode from the podcastBeyond the Ordinary

Psychology of fear: how athletes conquer heights

Released Tuesday, 29th June 2021
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What do you do when faced with fear that makes you freeze? How can athletes manage and offset that fear? What’s muscle memory got to do with it?

We explore what it means for athletes to operate at extreme heights; managing their emotions and exercising control over their body and mind.

Hear cliff divers Gary Hunt, Aimee Harrison and Rhiannan Iffland, rock climber Emily Harris and sport and exercise psychology expert Dr Jamie Barker as they delve into the psychology of fear.

This episode was adapted from two articles on RedBull.com written by Josh Sampiero.

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