Motivation Articles

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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What 'Pressure' Really Means For Athletes—And How Great Coaches Take it Away

"Man, there is so much pressure!" "Don't choke under the pressure!" Pressure is a common point of interest in sports. It's something that's talk...

More 'Us,' Less 'Them': What Championship Teams Focus On

What do you want from your athletes on game day? The coaches we consult will often begin with broad concepts like "win" or "compete at a high level." ...

A 3-Step Blueprint to Conquer Self-Doubt and Build Real Confidence

"I feel terrible," she said grimly, untucking her jersey and punting the soccer ball away with her toe in a whirl of frustration. "Coach said I have n...

How Sports Psychology Helped Jessica Eye Get Her Swag Back

Pro fighters may seem like some of the cockiest people on the planet, given the arrogant acts many put on at press conferences, or the sheer amount of...

Draymond Green on the Incredible Power of Self-Confidence for Athletes

Hate him or love him, there's no denying Draymond Green has beaten the odds. Though he was voted Big Ten Player of the Year his final season at Mic...

What Every Athlete Can Learn From Max Homa's First PGA Tour Victory

Max Homa's win at the 2019 Wells Fargo Championship represents one of the most remarkable turnarounds in golf history. He pocketed $1.42 million for h...

Denzel Perryman Plans to Come Back Lean, Mean and Better Than Ever After His Brutal Season-Ending Injury

Denzel Perryman thought he could walk it off. On the second play of the Los Angeles Chargers' Week 9 game against the Oakland Raiders, Perryman dar...

Undeterred: How LB Jordan Kunaszyk Went From Zero-Star Recruit to All-American

Jordan Kunaszyk can't take a hint. Every time life has dealt the former Cal linebacker a metaphorical gut punch, every time the universe has seemin...

Derrick Baity Jr. Once Thought Going to College Was Impossible. Now He's Headed to the NFL

Derrick Baity Jr.'s body tells a story. To NFL scouts, that story is potential lockdown cornerback. Baity's 6-foot-2 frame gives him a bullying pre...

Lukas Denis Has Been Working With the NFL in Mind Since He Was 6 Years Old

Lukas Denis couldn't wait. He was just a kindergartner, but the urge to strap on a helmet and pads was overwhelming. He was still too young to for...

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