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This Is How To Be Happy

Author: Josh Sutchar

I believe you can learn how to be happy. Like any other habit it has to be taught and reinforced over and over. This isn’t a quick and easy fix, but more of a checklist on how you can begin developing a happier and healthier life.

So many people fixate on success and perfection. This constant desire for excellence can become crippling. Josh gives us the secret behind succeeding in life. Instead of focusing on being perfect instead focus on being happy.

10 Common Cognitive Distortions

Author: Jim Afremow

Cognitive distortions affect us all on an almost daily basis. instead of hiding from them it is better to identify them and then get to work on correcting them. In this article Jim covers the top 10 common cognitive distortions seen in athletes and people alike. He then gives some insight on how to go about getting in a champions mindset in order to overcome these cognitive distortions.

Why Your Ab Workouts Are Not Working

Author: Tim DiFrancesco

Ab workouts, love them or hate them, a strong core is vital to performance. Whether you’re training for a sport or the sport of everyday life, chances are your core is part of your routine. If you’re thinking that doing a million crunches is going to give you that summer six-pack, you’re wrong. Coach Tim DiFrancesco shares the three common core training mistakes he sees most often, and tells us how to develop your core like a pro athlete.

Improve Your Gym With A Good Cleaning

Author: Mark Campbell

I know all too well that many people are still reluctant to return to where they used to train before the pandemic struck. And those who’ve never had a gym membership are reluctant to sign up for one. With this in mind, your gym needs every competitive advantage it can get. If your trainers, equipment, and location are nearly identical to other facilities in your area, maintaining a clean and tidy space might be the difference between gaining a client and losing them.

What the Science Says About Creatine

Author: Momentous

Whey protein is arguably still the king of the supplements castle, but if there was an heir apparent, it’d have to be creatine. Why? Because 20+ years of scientific studies show that it helps power and endurance athletes alike increase their physical performance, heighten cognition, and speed recovery.

Agility Training vs Change Of Direction

Author: Shea Pierre

A lot of coaches and trainers refer to change of direction (COD) training and agility training as one and the same — but they aren’t. When it comes to COD and agility training, both are necessary for an athlete’s performance, but there are certain drills specific to each that prepare you for anything that’s thrown your way.

This Is How To Be Happy

This Is How To Be Happy

Author: Josh Sutchar

I believe you can learn how to be happy. Like any other habit it has to be taught and reinforced over and over. This isn’t a quick and easy fix, but more of a checklist on how you can begin developing a happier and healthier life.

So many people fixate on success and perfection. This constant desire for excellence can become crippling. Josh gives us the secret behind succeeding in life. Instead of focusing on being perfect instead focus on being happy.

read more
10 Common Cognitive Distortions

10 Common Cognitive Distortions

Author: Jim Afremow

Cognitive distortions affect us all on an almost daily basis. instead of hiding from them it is better to identify them and then get to work on correcting them. In this article Jim covers the top 10 common cognitive distortions seen in athletes and people alike. He then gives some insight on how to go about getting in a champions mindset in order to overcome these cognitive distortions.

read more
Why Your Ab Workouts Are Not Working

Why Your Ab Workouts Are Not Working

Author: Tim DiFrancesco

Ab workouts, love them or hate them, a strong core is vital to performance. Whether you’re training for a sport or the sport of everyday life, chances are your core is part of your routine. If you’re thinking that doing a million crunches is going to give you that summer six-pack, you’re wrong. Coach Tim DiFrancesco shares the three common core training mistakes he sees most often, and tells us how to develop your core like a pro athlete.

read more
Improve Your Gym With A Good Cleaning

Improve Your Gym With A Good Cleaning

Author: Mark Campbell

I know all too well that many people are still reluctant to return to where they used to train before the pandemic struck. And those who’ve never had a gym membership are reluctant to sign up for one. With this in mind, your gym needs every competitive advantage it can get. If your trainers, equipment, and location are nearly identical to other facilities in your area, maintaining a clean and tidy space might be the difference between gaining a client and losing them.

read more
What the Science Says About Creatine

What the Science Says About Creatine

Author: Momentous

Whey protein is arguably still the king of the supplements castle, but if there was an heir apparent, it’d have to be creatine. Why? Because 20+ years of scientific studies show that it helps power and endurance athletes alike increase their physical performance, heighten cognition, and speed recovery.

read more
Agility Training vs Change Of Direction

Agility Training vs Change Of Direction

Author: Shea Pierre

A lot of coaches and trainers refer to change of direction (COD) training and agility training as one and the same — but they aren’t. When it comes to COD and agility training, both are necessary for an athlete’s performance, but there are certain drills specific to each that prepare you for anything that’s thrown your way.

read more

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