In Japanese culture there is a concept known as wabi-sabi. It is the appreciation of imperfection. How can the appreciation of imperfection make you a better athlete? Imperfection can empower you.
What do John Lennon, Bob Marley, and accomplished athletes have in common? Authenticity. There is a beauty to be found in following our passions, be it sport or otherwise, famous or not.
What can a dog teach you about your own athletics and health? Here are 8 ways we can learn from dogs, including how to identify you rabbit poop and pursue it with abandon.
I often solicit advice from coaches and teammates, and sometimes I offer opinions to others about their training. Here are 2 tips that will serve you well, as either advice giver or receiver.
Can your thoughts determine whether you set a PR? Science says “yes.” According to new research, mental imagery can be a powerful tool for strength training.
Our survival instincts aren't always the most useful thing when it comes to our training. In fact, we may be putting ourselves in danger, by choice, on a daily basis in the gym.
I teach group fitness classes and I love how well they work for people. Science calls it "social comparison theory." Find out why a group mentality is a good thing when it comes to fitness.
Chris Herren was living the dream, playing for the Boston Celtics. And then he threw it all away on drug addiction. In the eye's of fan he went from hero to villain. Now, he works to be a real hero.
I work hard at self-awareness. I find it to be helpful to my learning process as an athlete. I discovered I always follow the same 5 step process of breakdown and awareness. It's ugly, but it works.
I have a rule with my clients: if you shake your head during a workout you owe me ten burpees. Self-talk has an impact on your performance and the research is out there to back that claim up.
Everyone think listening to music helps them work out harder. But does it? Or does it just make you feel that way? Researchers investigate to see if there's any difference with or without music.
Sometimes it can be difficult to set aside your own ego when a training partner is showing theirs in full-force. Here are five tips for dealing with those moments when you want to put your BJJ to use.
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