Eric C. Stevens

Eric C. Stevens

 

 

 

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As humans, we must change to grow, and we must grow or we die. Yet, we are also creatures of habit and comfort seekers. The key is to recognize this and see when our equilibrium is off.
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?
Pain can't be avoided in our lives - either in the gym or outside of it. But how we handle our pain can determine what we learn and how successfully we move forward.
I have never understood why group exercise is dominated by women participants. I have a few theories on why this is, in regards to dancing, ability to listen, and community.
Whether in the boxing ring or the boardroom, here are some fighting rules to live by and strategies to develop them:
In many years in fitness, I think I'd been on a rowing machine maybe twice. I recently got some serious instruction and realized how amazing it is. Here's why I think people miss out on rowing.
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.
The question, "Which fighter wins?" is one that will likely never die. It's the question that spawned the UFC itself. What have we learned from the sport as it evolved? Is there a dominant art?
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?
Reading "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" made me think how I listen to and maintain my own body. How we handle our exercise and nutrition isn't too different from caring for our vehicles.
While we all might like to avoid getting hit, it turns out the best way to learn that is to practice getting hit. Taking a hit, metaphorically and physically, provides a big lesson for us.
Anaerobic training. You may have heard the phrase, but do you know what it is and why you should consider doing it? Let's look at this hated, but beneficial training mode.