Sports Psychology

Do Violent Sports Create Violent People?

A look into the violence - on and off the field - of football, boxing, and mixed martial arts. Why it happens and how we can stop it.

The Most Effective Ergogenic Aid for Your Performance

When looking for performance enhancing supplements, we need to first identify where our positive thinking lies on the spectrum.

A Powerful Mental Strategy for Success on Game Day

Trying to fix your motivation by attempting to go even harder is a long-term recipe for injury or burnout. So what's the answer?

Science Says Imagery Is a Powerful Psych-Up Tool

In a new study, a quieter version of psyching up was proven effective, as long as the timing is right.

Using Powerful Body Language Can Increase Your Actual Power

What if acting more dominant can help you lift more weight? Research says your body language can change your body’s physiology.

The Fitness Existentialist: It Starts With You

Actively limit the amount of jive turkeys that you allow into your process of self-improvement. Change starts with you.

Use Motivational Interviewing Techniques to Create Positive Change

These techniques can provide an effective way for people to make big life changes and can be used by coaches and athletes alike.

How Success in Exercise Is Like Success in Investing

These two endeavors come down to the exact same working principles - hard work, discipline, determination, and focus on a long-term goal.

This Is Fitness: Move Beyond Instinct and Get Uncomfortable

When we feel discomfort our immediate instinct is often to run in the other direction. Do that, and you'll never grow.

Can Exercise Make You Happy?

Money makes you happier - but according to science, only to a certain point. Is exercise the same? Is there a a perfect amount that creates happiness?

Why All Coaches Need Courage

Personal trainers may not need to run into burning buildings or work in a combat zone, but working with clients requires a certain kind of courage.

Squats Now, Facebook Later: Stop Dreaming and Start Doing

It's the CrossFit New Year. Here's how to stop dreaming about being better and start doing it every day.

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