Sports Psychology

Don't Judge a Book By Its Cover: Instrinsic Motivation vs. External Goals

A study concluded those who were slightly overweight actually lived longer than those who were of normal weight. How can this be and what does it have to do with our goals?

Top 10 Sports Psychology Articles of 2013

Here at Breaking Muscle we want to help you become better at every aspect of training, including the mental side. These ten articles cover visualization, self-image, goal-setting, and more.

3 Things You Absolutely Need to Achieve Your Goals

Having spent a plethora of hours coaching people in both nutrition and movement, there are some key factors that are extremely consistent among almost all clients who actually meet their goals.

How to Calculate Your Fitness Age (Though Your True Age Is an Attitude)

In my experience, being "young" is a decision. So, if you’re stuck in a rut and feeling older than you are, here are a few tips to get you moving towards feeling young.

5 Mental Cues to Bulletproof Your Brain for Training

How you mentally handle hardship when it arises can make or break your ability to stay on a fitness regimen. Consider the following five tips for when life is trying to get you down.

What Science Has to Do With Our Comments on Fitness-Related Articles

Everyone has a different opinion in the fitness arena. But remember your comments may be representing more than just yourself.

Eight Articles to Help Bring Out Your Inner Winner

Here are eight articles on how to predict, prepare, learn from, and analyze what makes a winner.

Hey, Protein Powder Boy - Suck It Up and Work Harder!

Proper strength training also happens to build strength of mind, aka willpower. Do you have what it takes to build mind and body or will you stay a weeping willow?

Simple Steps to Stop Procrastinating About Your Fitness and Nutrition

Procrastination is often an issue of avoidance due to conflict, difficulty, and hesitation. This is a surefire way to achieve a mediocre life and not become the person you truly want to be.

Goal Setting Improves Motivation in Athletes

So you've made a bunch of training goals, but are you motivated? A new study shows that making the goals at all is a good first step to athletic success.

Examining the "Why" - Why Do You Exercise and Is It Working for You?

Are you working out because it's beneficial and enjoyable? Or are you doing it because you're trying to fix something from the past?

5 Training Lessons Learned From My Obnoxious Big Brother

During my younger years my brother hated the fact that I existed. But as we got older his contempt disappeared and he became a sort of mentor. Here's the most important things I learned.

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