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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.
Becca Borawski Jenkins
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.
Eric C. Stevens
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?
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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?
Why the Option to Quit Actually Makes Us Work Harder
Researchers found when people had a choice to quit they actually become more persistent and accomplished more.
How to Learn From Both Success and Failure
While we may indeed learn through failure, we can also learn through our successes. In a recent paper, some scientists examined exactly how.
Quiet Strength: What It Is and What We Can Learn From Those Who Have It
Have you ever seen the strong quiet person who carries him- or herself with a presence of strength and humility at the same time. Here's what I think we can learn from these people.
New Study Suggests Subjective Factors Impact Performance
Aside from physiological markers, coaches might want to take their clients' preferences and tolerance of exercise into mind when designing exercise programs.
Resolution Check-In: How to Get Back on Track
How are you doing with your New Year's resolution? For those of us who have broken down, here's a chance to reconsider your approach and make a new plan for success.
The Most Underrated Principle of Strength Training Is...Balance
If you are able to tweak your training balance through life’s ups and downs, you will be able to keep yourself in check, and more importantly, keep yourself in training.
7 Life Lessons from a Ball on a Wire and a Barbell
Track and field hammer throwing and weightlifting have both provided much insight into my greatest strengths and weaknesses as an athlete - and more so, as a person.
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