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How to Improve Female Athlete Participation in the Weight Room

As a first-year high school head strength and conditioning coach, one of the biggest concerns I faced was female athlete participation. Although ma...

How One Pakistani Woman Used Squash to Help Her Escape the Terror of the Taliban

Maria Toorpakai, a 27-year-old professional squash player, grew up as a sports-loving tomboy in Pakistan. As you may imagine, that wasn't exactly easy...

The Secret to Alabama Football's Success? The Hardest Practices in The Nation

Nick Saban became the head coach at the University of Alabama in 2007. By 2009, he had turned the Crimson Tide into the most unstoppable force in col...

The Atlanta Falcons Invented a Stat For Measuring Competitiveness That Could Revolutionize the NFL

In the NFL, intangibles are attributes that cannot be measured. Motor, toughness, effort, heart, pride—there's no space for these in the box scor...

Q: How Does Appalachian State Compete With Elite FBS Programs? A: Grueling Workouts

Almost a decade ago, on the opening weekend of the 2007 college football season, in one of the greatest upsets in college football history, Appalac...

7 Signs It's Time to Break Up With Your Workout Partner

Having a reliable workout partner can be a great thing. You push each other and ultimately make more progress in your training than you would have b...

Can You Survive These 4 Crazy Plate Push Finishers?

Finding new, creative and safe ways to increase your competitive level in any strength and conditioning program is crucial to an athlete's success....

Drills to Make You a Better Point Guard

The best point guards don't necessarily lead their team in points or assists. They're the players with the rare ability to draw the best out of th...

3 Mental Characteristics of the World's Best Athletes

Some incredible athletes are just born with unsurpassed talent. But many more have to will themselves to greatness. As a sports psychologist, I've o...

3 Things We Learned From Andy Roddick's Career

Andy Roddick announced that the 2012 U.S. Open will be his final tournament as a professional tennis player. His career will come to an end someti...

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