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Dig deep on your last set in the gym with STACK's motivation content. We've got quotes from the best pro athletes and articles on how to develop your own motivation, which can help you deliver when it counts the most. If you're looking for tips, techniques, or videos of your favorite athletes sharing their strategies for making sure they get in the gym, you've come to the right place.

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4 Ways to Develop a Winning Mindset

A common quote thrown around the sporting community is: "Sport is 10% physical and 90% mental." You might argue (and make a valid point) that this quote...

Former LSU Running Back Leonard Fournette Says Football Saved His Life

If NFL coaches are looking for passion from players in this upcoming draft, there might not be a prospect with more of it than LSU running back Leonar...

Michigan RB De'Veon Smith's Mother Is All The Motivation He Needs To Make It in The NFL

Brothers compete. It's just what they do. As the youngest of five football-playing brothers, De'Veon Smith took his licks. Lance Smith played at...

Missouri DE Charles Harris Brings a 'Black Mamba Mentality' to The NFL

Charles Harris still remembers his first football play. He was a junior at Lincoln College Prep. He'd spent his entire life dreaming of being an NB...

How Ohio State LB Raekwon McMillan's No-Nonsense Mindset Helped Him Become a Top NFL Prospect

The Ohio State Buckeyes have a reputation for producing some of the best defensive players in the NFL. Joey Bosa and Ryan Shazier are the most recent ...

How Oklahoma RB Samaje Perine Became The Strongest Pound-For-Pound Player in the 2017 NFL Draft

It all started when he was about 12 years old. That's when Samaje Perine's mom, Gloria, bought him his first set of dumbbells. They were 25 pounds....

3 Sport Psychology Hacks That Can Help Prevent Injuries

Adrienne Langelier, MA Sport Psychology Consultant April 2017 Injuries are painful. Injuries are unfortunate. Injuries never happen at a good time....

UTEP's Aaron Jones Only Had 3 Scholarship Offers. Now He's One of the Best Running Backs in the NFL Draft

In his final game as a UTEP Miner, Aaron Jones was a blur. The 5-foot-9 running back rushed for 301 yards against North Texas on just 24 attempts,...

'My Safety Plan' by Tony Jefferson of the Baltimore Ravens

NFL safety Tony Jefferson, who signed a four-year, $36 million free agent contract with the Baltimore Ravens this offseason, recalls his experience ...

DT Charles Walker Explains Why He Left Oklahoma Mid-Season to Pursue His NFL Dream

It wasn't the way Charles Walker had dreamed of making headlines. Last November, Walker—a redshirt junior from the University of Oklahoma—gaine...

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