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5 Tips for Making the Most of Your Swim Training

Swimmers log a lot of time in the water swimming around the black line. Here is how to make the most of your swim training. As an age grouper I was...

Should You Focus on Your Strengths or Weaknesses in the Weight Room?

How We Can Apply The Lessons of the Nerd to Human Performance Nerds and Muscles In today's article we're exploring the world of the nerd (I use the term...

How to Prepare Your Body for Hot Weather Training

The school year is rapidly approaching, and so too is the start of football. Before you put the shoulder pads on, it's time to put down the electronics,...

4 Ways Female Athletes Can Improve Their Workout Results

In this first installment of this article, I discussed the overwhelming benefits of strength training for high school female athletes, as well as some...

Eliminate Self-Doubt for Better Workouts

Just not feeling it today? Have you ever stepped into the gym and felt like the workout was just going to destroy you? Did you ever have a coach load on...

Fit Workouts Into Your Busy Schedule With These Tips

We're all busy and have many things going on. Eventually getting overwhelmed is a possibility and we might decide that something will just have to be...

Olympic Beach Volleyball Player Lauren Fendrick Reveals How She's Preparing for the Rio Games

American women have dominated beach volleyball at the Olympics, winning Gold in the previous three quadrennial Games. However, with the retirement...

3 Ways Caffeine Improves Your Sports Performance

If you drink coffee, you are very familiar with how caffeine can improve your energy and mental focus. Put simply, caffeine works fantastically—wh...

Mental Toughness: Training Secrets for Winning the Close Ones

Mental Toughness: Training Secrets to Winning the Close Ones Shane Trotter, CSCS We train all year for the opportunity of success, yet at some point we...

How to Build a Foundation of Mental Toughness

MentalToughness is simple, but it is not easy. However, the brain is a muscle and it can be trained. When I present or conduct workshops with teams and...