Entries by Ed Gibbins

Rewire Beta Athlete: Rebeccah Wassner

“As triathletes, we often focus on just swimming, biking and running and don’t think about the mental aspect of things” says Rebeccah Wassner, a professional triathlete and Rewire Athlete. “Having this app has really helped me focus on that and sharpen my mind while I’m doing my training.” Rebeccah, who is a three time winner […]

Rewire Beta Athlete: Joe Holmes

“Most of us are looking for distractions while riding indoors, whereas Rewire provides something that commands absolute focus.” says Joe Holmes, who was an Elite Road Racer for 20 years and is now a cycling coach. Joe uses Rewire to provide more engagement to his indoor workouts: “I think the main benefit of the app is turning mindless […]

Rewire Beta Athlete: Laura Kline

“One of my big things is getting comfortable with being uncomfortable” says Laura Kline, a former World Duathlon Champion and Elite Ultra Runner/Triathlete/Duathlete. Laura uses Rewire to help her mind stay focused on the task at hand and keep pushing. “It’s not letting your mind wander and your legs slow down as it keeps you […]

The Science Behind Mental Toughness

Mental toughness can be defined as a personal capacity to produce consistently high levels of subjective or objective performance despite everyday challenges and stressors as well as significant adversities. (Gucciardi et al., 2015) Clearly, mental toughness is a beneficial quality to have, it allows you to push past inevitable setbacks to achieve success. But how […]

How to use Self-Talk Mantras to Effectively Increase Performance

Does talking to yourself really help increase your performance? Yes! According to numerous studies, including this one from 2013, using self-talk significantly reduced an athlete’s rating of perceived exertion (RPE) – essentially how hard you feel you are working. This in turn led to a significant increase in time to exhaustion (TTE) meaning that the […]