Eric C. Stevens

Eric C. Stevens

 

 

 

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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.
Technology provides amazing tools when it comes to our health and fitness, but it also promotes an unhealthy mentality of instant gratification. How can we use technology in a positive way?
The word 'results' gets thrown around a lot in the fitness industry. But what are results, really? Results are things that solve problems and change lives. Results are thing that take real, hard work.
A quotation from Martin Luther King, Jr. struck me as being relevant to how we should look at our training. Knowing how to modulate our intensity, care for ourselves, and keep making progress.
Knowing the how an event is judged is the best way to decide how to prepare for competition. Let's look at how boxing is judged, and how it relates to our preparations for success in life.
I learned a brand new term this week: multiplier. Everyone has one, and knowing it and using it can make all the difference in your success. What is it? I'll explain what it is and how to apply it.
The Marines know a thing or two about discipline. But what they also know is discipline comes through breaking you down, pushing you, and through failure. Success can't happen without failure first.
Momentum, in sports, is a psychological concept - the roar of a crowd moves us, a referee's call throws us off. How do we recognize momentum and keep it from heading us the wrong way?
I wasn't born an athlete, but I discovered in college that I had a fire inside me. That fire drove me. We all have a fire inside that we need to grow and nurture. Here's how I believe you can do that.
I’ve always been fascinated by the athlete who doesn’t know when to say “when.” I thought about this recently watching a Jens Pulver documentary, but it's a recurring theme in sports.