While it's great to have passion about your fitness, it's not healthy for the long-term to act like you're headed for the Olympics. It's time to look at the big picture.
When our bodies are in pain, it is mentally taxing. Is it possible that when we are mentally stressed it can manifest physically? And if so, how do we heal this type of pain?
Like many of you, I am an everyday athlete. I’m training for quality of life and prolonged health. To achieve that, rest and a few breaks here and there must also play a part.
We make addiction out to be an unbeatable foe. That's bull. If that was true, then no one would ever kick a drug habit, no one would ever lose weight, and no one would ever overcome anything hard.
Researchers questioned over 100 experienced strength and conditioning coaches to find out what mental strategies they employed with their athletes. Are you using these techniques?
I like to use the phrase "owning my training." But what do I mean by that? I'm going to share a personal (and not so flattering story) to illustrate what is actually an empowering concept.
We talk a lot in sports and specifically in the world of fighting about the heart. But what does it mean to have heart? Let's take a look internally and examine the physical and spiritual meaning.
There are three main ways to deal with pre-competition anxiety - damping it down, thinking about other things, and finally thinking about THE thing. Let's look at them closer.
Life balance is not a destination. Rather, it is a never-ending journey that requires constant adjustment, sometimes major and sometimes barely perceptible. It's a bit like a Swiss ball.
Today I'm going to look at the psychology of trash talking. While it is entertaining, it's my belief it's unnecessary and even harmful to the sport in question. What are your thoughts on trash talk?
Maybe you hit all your lifts in the gym, but when you get on the platform at the meet everything seems to go wrong. Why is this and what can you do to overcome this performance anxiety?
I was born with a fierce competitive streak and it took me a while to learn how to use it productively. Here's what I learned - the best parts of being competitive and the gifts it brings me.
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