Eric C. Stevens

Eric C. Stevens

 

 

 

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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.
Men and women might seem alien to each other in regards to their gym behavior, but really we're just on opposite ends of a continuum and could learn some good lessons from each other.
Rhythm is essential for all athletes - awareness of movement, tempo, and body. But it can be hard to learn. Three tools I have found helpful: music, jumping rope, and making mistakes.
While I'd be happy with pretty much anything, if anything goes, well then - here goes! Boxing lessons with Freddie Roach and an Audi to take me hiking and biking on the weekends!
The most devastating kick in martial arts is the roundhouse kick. There is significant technique to the muay Thai roundhouse kick, though. I'm going to walk you through it, step by step.