Motivation is a key contributor to success for both individual athletes and teams. Motivated athletes are critical to any coach’s success. But what is it and where does it come from?
Momentum, in sports, is a psychological concept - the roar of a crowd moves us, a referee's call throws us off. How do we recognize momentum and keep it from heading us the wrong way?
If Rosey Grier says it's okay to cry, then I don't feel so bad crying after BJJ or CrossFit training. Sometimes it really is okay to cry, so let's take a look at when and why it happens to all of us.
John Wooden is known as one of the best coaches, basketball or otherwise, in history. In this video Wooden explains the true meaning of success and how it has nothing to do with points.
Nobody knows how to inspire like Rocky Balboa. This speech from the classic film is a message that all of us need to hear from time to time. Take a moment to listen to Rocky's wise words.
Researchers used some tricky methods to determine how much motivation working with a partner - especially a partner who's always better than you - can provide in your aerobic workouts.
When the odds don't add up in your favor. When everyone is telling you the other team is destined to win, that you're not good enough, chance can step in and then it's game on.
Zen Gray is a longtime fitness coach, motivator, and comedienne. Now she's a newly expecting mom, as well. Find out what Zen was like when she was a little kid who just couldn't sit still.
Meet our newest coach, Zen - former star of Bravo TV's Workout and ExerciseTV's The Skinny. She'll be writing weekly about fitness, motivation, exercise gear, and how love and life affect our health.
Do you ever wonder what motivated the great Jack LaLanne to be so passionate about fitness? In this classic TV clip Jack shares the story of the early, and preventable, death of his father.
I was always chubby growing up. Until I decided I was standing in the way of my own dreams. Learn how I went from 220lb video game addict to running a half-marathon and lifting weights.
Pyschologists examine the post-victory gestures of Olympic athletes and discover a new emotion - triumph. How does it differ from pride and how do you recognize it? Science shows us.
Having spent a lifetime in the fitness and athletics world, Jeremy Scott has heard all the excuses. Here he gives us some examples and ideas on how to keep them from derailing your training.
There is something indescribable about a photo that captures an emotional moment. Combine great photos with inspirational words and you have the motivational work of Aly Willier and RXSTAR.
How can a video camera and some Post-It notes improve your athletic performance and life? Build on your practice of visualization technique with the tools in this video.
I asked some grapplers how and why they got started in BJJ, to continue to try to explain that elusive “X-factor.” Read on for the stories of some of my fellow disciples.