Sports Psychology

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.

Build Competitive Teamwork, Not Just Competition

The social psychologist in me always wants to point out that context is really what makes people work as a team versus stab each other in the back.

My 5-Step Program to Rehab Your Competition Addiction

For years I always thought wanting to do more and move forward was always a good thing. But on the inside, I was pushing myself down.

Are You Addicted to Exercise? The Tell-Tale Signs

Is there such a thing of too much exercise? And if so, what are the signs that you are taking it too far? Check this list.

5 Steve Jobs Quotations and How to Apply Them to Your Training

"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.”

Coming to Terms With Being an Aging Athlete

Your joints are achier, muscles tighter, and injuries more frequent. The thought creeps into your mind, "It's not that I can't, but should I?"

The Science Behind Why "I Think I Can" Actually Works

Your brain's number one priority is self-preservation. If it doesn’t function your body dies. So above all else, it prioritizes it's own protection.

Why Do You Do That? A Primer on Motivation and Goal-Setting

Human behavior is a funny thing. So often our goals are detached from reality. How do we align the two?

Athletes Have More Mental Toughness - In and Out of the Gym

Researchers found athletes have much greater mental toughness than non-athletes, particularly when it comes to hope and perseverance.

The Science and Psychology of Motivation for Athletes

What is motivation? And I don’t just mean the basic definition, but the science of how motivation works. What motivates you versus me?

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