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Coaching Mental Toughness: From Red Bull to Bob Bowman

Coaching Mental Toughness: From Red Bull to Bob Bowman

The most successful performers aren’t shackled by fear of failure or self-doubt. They embrace challenges and thrive when the pressure is on because their coaches create practices that regularly expose them to risk and failure. read more
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Individual barriers to physical activity influence behavior

Individual barriers to physical activity influence behavior

Costs and barriers associated with a behavior have been recognized as important influences on that behavior since theories about how people make decisions began to proliferate in the 1950s (Janis and Mann 1977). read more
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 The ultimate pitching resource

The ultimate pitching resource

Renowned pitching coach Derek Johnson shares his secrets on mechanics, pitch selection, arm care and conditioning, fielding, and mental strategies for dominating the opposition. read more
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Kinetic Connections interview with "Waterlogged" author Dr. Tim Noakes

Kinetic Connections interview with "Waterlogged" author Dr. Tim Noakes

Join us on the Human Kinetics podcast for a fascinating discussion of athlete hydration read more
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Why keeping a diary is so important to a runner’s health

Why keeping a diary is so important to a runner’s health

One of the reasons it’s important to keep a running diary is that running is a lifetime endeavor, like health and fitness. A season from now, a year from now, even a decade from now, runners can look back at how far they’ve progressed. Keeping a diary of their workouts allows them to capture two of the most beautiful elements of running—its measurability and its comparability. read more
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Are genes magic bullets for running success?

Are genes magic bullets for running success?

Renowned journalist reveals the hard science behind running performance read more
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Become a More Resilient Coach

Become a More Resilient Coach

The ability to bounce back from the many setbacks that coaches inevitably experience during a long season and over the course of several seasons is a sign of resilience. Resilience is about much more than enduring the rough patches in coaching; it involves handling those tough situations with resolve and reserve. read more
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Seven primary influencers of running economy

Seven primary influencers of running economy

As with many aspects of running performance, genetic differences play a major role in the variation of running economy between runners. In his new book, two-time San Francisco Marathon winner Pete Pfitzinger details the seven primary influencers of running economy—and how running economy can be significantly improved through training. read more
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Eight Principles to Prepare the Muscles for Fighting

Eight Principles to Prepare the Muscles for Fighting

It is understood that when you do strength training, the strength you gain in the gym will translate into improved performance in the ring. read more
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One of the world’s fastest-growing sports has its first official book

One of the world’s fastest-growing sports has its first official book

By the end of 2013, pickleball was being played in all 50 states. Recognizing that it is among the fastest-growing sports in the world, the USAPA is releasing its first book covering pickleball’s essential techniques. "Pickleball Fundamentals" includes more than 40 drills and game-like activities that will speed the learning process while improving performance. read more
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