The reason you’re mired in mediocrity is because you simply aren’t putting in the hours needed to get the result you want. Many people say they’re really committed, but few do the work.
It's hard as an athlete to see your own training needs objectively. That's why having a coach is important, to help you shore up your weaknesses and not just build on your strengths.
The first quarter of the year is complete and it's time to assess your training program. Where do you fall - into the good, the bad, or the ugly? Let's take a look and see how to get or stay on track.
Do you have a coach? If not, then you should get one, because research shows that athletes make significantly greater gains with a coached training program versus going it alone.
Does the old adage "No pain, no gain" have any validity? The answer is that it depends. It really depends on the type of pain and the type of gain you are talking about.
Do you know someone who is just naturally good at something? They just get it? Well, that’s completely ridiculous, and today science is helping dispel the myth some people get something for nothing.
Reading "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" made me think how I listen to and maintain my own body. How we handle our exercise and nutrition isn't too different from caring for our vehicles.
The goal in training isn’t to do the most reps or to spend a certain amount of time in the gym regardless of outcomes. The goal is to improve. If you hit a personal record then the work is done.
Deployed soldiers who exercised three or more times per week reported their health improved during deployment. This info leads researchers to recommend a greater frequency of exercise.
A quotation from Martin Luther King, Jr. struck me as being relevant to how we should look at our training. Knowing how to modulate our intensity, care for ourselves, and keep making progress.
Are you willing to look at your own training from a different perspective? The best coaches and best athletes are always learning, a new study shows us perspective can change everything.
You hear a lot of fancy talk about how to train, but today I'm outlining the new pragmatic principles for 2013. Guaranteed to work. You might be familiar with a few of them.
Most people think Training = Work + Rest. But it's a bit more complicated than that. Our bodies are complicated, and aging, machines. I've figured out the real, successful training equation.
With Bruce Lee's birthday this week I thought a look at how he influenced the world of fitness was due. Here are 4 valuable lessons about training we can learn from this master athlete.
Do you have such a rigid training plan for yourself that it doesn't seem fun anymore? Is your body worn out, as well as your mind? Maybe it's time to be flexible and instinctive in your training.
Private lessons are a great way to build your technique, whatever your sport might be, but they can also be expensive. Here are six ways to make the most out of your learning experience.
There's a lot of nonsense in the fitness world. That's not what I'm about. Don't read this if you've got a sensitive stomach. I'm going to sit you down and tell you how to actually achieve your goals.