mind body

Creatine is a favorite tool for building more muscle. But did you know in the same way that creatine improves the level of energy for your muscles, it can enhance ATP synthesis for the mind as well?
I see many athletes who start out eager and driven, but become disenchanted with the prospect of fitness and do just enough to get by. As coaches, it is our responsibility to notice this behavior.
The WLC is an eight-week game that involves a baseline workout, recruiting friends and family to be on your team, and logging daily points for practicing good habits.
Most athletic trainers will agree that the human mind plays an integral role in increasing strength. Achieving the mental state to lift heavier weights for longer may be a lot simpler than you think.
I know lululemon has received some bad press lately, but I attribute much of my success in my career to their support and goal-setting techniques.
We go out from the old in celebration and into the new year contemplating what we want to do and who we want to be. Make a vision board (or as I like to call it, a “make sh#t happen” board).
As the temperature drops and the weather changes for the worse, it doesn't mean your spirits need to drop or your training needs to change for the worse. Here are eight articles to fire you up.
The age old saying “take a deep breath” is a wise one. Think of your holiday meditation as your daily hibernation to bring you back into balance.
What if I told you that peace of mind is possible with consistency and discipline, and without much time? You can tap into the subconscious and unconscious minds, too, with practice and consistency.
As Buddhist nun Pema Chödrön said, “Only to the extent that we expose ourselves over and over to annihilation can that which is indestructible in us be found.”
Our bodies are made up of 60-70% water, and since our bodies are mostly water and the lunar cycles pull on water, you can see how this has an influence on our state of mind.
As an athlete, you know that giving your mind time to recover is important, and visualization can be a tool for success. Here's how to quiet the mind and get started on this beneficial practice.
Meditation is one of the most beneficial aspects of yoga, and I've experienced its mental and physical effects firsthand. Here are some tips that helped me with my own meditation practice.
Science took a look at which genes were affected by meditation and discovered it has previously unknown benefits to our ATP and our insulin function.
As humans, we must change to grow, and we must grow or we die. Yet, we are also creatures of habit and comfort seekers. The key is to recognize this and see when our equilibrium is off.
When our bodies are in pain, it is mentally taxing. Is it possible that when we are mentally stressed it can manifest physically? And if so, how do we heal this type of pain?
Gender issues in the gym can be divisive, but it doesn't have to be that way. How can men and women work together, and are there any lessons we can learn from each other?