Do Posture and Balance Bracelets Work?
Since the beginning of competition, athletes have always looked for ways to find a competitive edge. Even in ancient times, competitors have trained and even cheated to win. The desire [...]
How to Improve Female Athlete Participation in the Weight Room
Even though teenage girls may be motivated differently than teenage boys and may not have as strong of an urge to get in the weight room, these initial reservations can be overcome.
How To Handle Extremely Competitive Sports Parents in Youth Athletics
Sometimes parents go too far in youth athletics.
Is My Kid Doing Enough to Stay Competitive?
It is time we face it; youth sports is no longer the wholesome hometown opportunity for kids to get out and play that we once knew. There are elements of [...]
Crunch Time: The Benefits of Adding More Pressure and Anxiety to an Athlete’s Training
“Under pressure, you don’t rise to the occasion. You sink to the level of your training.” This quote is attributed to the Navy Seals, but I believe it applies to [...]
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. Toorpakai outline a wild childhood that involved [...]
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 college football. Alabama has [...]
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 score and no Combine-like event that can test [...]
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, Appalachian State took down fifth-ranked Michigan at [...]
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 by working out alone. [...]