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Learn to Focus Your Attention with the Grounding Technique

Peak performance requires the ability to focus despite the challenging demands of your sport. Elite athletes separate themselves from their peers...

What Can Team Sport Athletes Learn from Sprinters?

What Team Sport Athletes can Learn from Sprinters Lee Boyce I ran track as a sprinter and long jumper at the university level. Out of high school, it...

Mindset Development: Making Quick Decisions On and Off the Field

In today's world of sports, simply being athletic does not guarantee you a spot in the pros or that scholarship you've been always dreaming of. Sure,...

Coaching Cues That Actually Work

We know exactly what NFL Combine tests are, and we understand the techniques and training protocols needed to maximize performance on them. However,...

10 Extreme Tests of Your Mental Toughness

Mark Divine was at his breaking point. After five and a half days of sleep-deprived torture by the surf, Divine was singled out by a Navy SEAL ...

The 'Half As Good As Herschel Walker' Workout Challenge

If you need a new challenge to shake up your current fitness routine, I invite you to try the "Half As Good As Herschel Walker" workout challenge....

School of Hard Knocks

Chief Austin Randolph knows the value of getting punched in the face. New Jersey National Guard Chief Randolph led the Guard's Combatives program...

Boot Camp for the Brain

Today's soldiers undergo mental training, which is just as important as their physical training. Both soldiers and athletes need clear minds to make...

Develop Mental Toughness: Lessons From Plebe Summer

At the U.S. Naval Academy, every first-year midshipman (plebe) undergoes six weeks of intense training. During "Plebe Summer," plebes are broken dow...

How I Broke Through My Mental Barriers to Get into the Best Shape of My Life

When I was deployed to Afghanistan in 2010, I wasn't anybody's idea of a perfect soldier. I was 25 pounds over my target weight and eating way too m...

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