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Competition and Motivation: Two Essentials for the Athlete

This week's collection addresses topics relevant not just for athletes, but for all of us who live in a world with both failure and success.

Why Winning and Losing Matters and the Dodo Is Extinct

Schools insist on equality of result. No one fails and no one's self-esteem is damaged - and no one is prepared for real life.

Athletes Have More Mental Toughness - In and Out of the Gym

Researchers found athletes have much greater mental toughness than non-athletes, particularly when it comes to hope and perseverance.

Things Are Changing in the BJJ Competition World

The BJJ game is changing in ways being missed by many in the community. Are you keeping up?

How to Physically Prepare for the RKC (or Any Event or Certification)

You can never be too conditioned, too strong, or too fit for an event, cert, or seminar.

4 Ways to Develop Willpower for Weightlifting

Willpower is the ability to regulate your actions, to direct yourself to achieve goals, and to overcome obstacles.

Tournament Season Begins (Athlete Journal Entry 25)

My first tournament of the year didn't go quite as well as I had hoped. But I still enjoyed it and am happy that competition season is in full swing!

CrossFit, You’re No Branch Rickey

History remembers Jackie Robinson at the man who broke through, but to be fair, it was Branch Rickey who was the visionary. CrossFit, Inc. had such a chance to be visionary, but they played it safe.

The CrossFit Games Open: Let Go of the Leaderboard

Your position on the leaderboard and in your box is completely arbitrary, based on the huge variable that is everyone else. Why would you define yourself according to variables you cannot control?

For CrossFitters: 7 Strategies for Success in Your First Olympic Weightlifting Meet

Strategy is an important factor in weightlifting competition. I've seen many times where a more skilled strategist has been able to defeat a stronger opponent merely by monitoring these factors.

5 Lessons the Olympics Teach Us about Sport and Life

While the Olympics might also seem over the top, one thing is also certain - the Olympics captivate our attention. They do so because the Olympics teach us many lessons about sport and life.

Should Kids "Participate" or "Compete" in Sports?

Would Michael Jordan have become so great if he weren’t dropped from his high school basketball team? What would have happened if he was kept on the team simply because he was entitled to it?

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