Increasing Awareness Among Athletes

Awareness is an important skill for athletes to help them achieve optimal performance levels. With greater awareness, they can better understand themselves and also have improved concentration and self-control.  . Self-awareness involves refined knowledge of oneself (independent of others). Consequently, self-awareness is central to one’s personal and social meaning of self. How others perceive us is known … Continue reading Increasing Awareness Among Athletes

Practicing Mindfulness for Sport Performance

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 33.7% of Americans are affected by anxiety with moderate impairment, including myself (National Institute of Mental Health, 2017). With so many individuals affected by behavioral disturbances, rather than trying to suppress or change these feelings, evidence tells us we may be better off accepting them and learning … Continue reading Practicing Mindfulness for Sport Performance

Q&A: Fixing Grip Strength, When Prowler Pushes are Useful, Medicine Ball Training Benefits.

As promised, I’ll begin responding to some saved questions from my last Q&A. Thanks for all the submissions -- so let's get to it.   Q: I’m just starting to lift and feel like my grip strength is terrible. How can I improve it for something like deadlifts? A: One of the most important things … Continue reading Q&A: Fixing Grip Strength, When Prowler Pushes are Useful, Medicine Ball Training Benefits.