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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4 Ways Sports Parents Fail Their Youth Athletes

"The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. C...

How Can Coaches Elicit Greater Effort From Their Players?

In sports, there's no substitute for great effort. It doesn't matter how talented you are—if you don't play hard, you won't win very often. Al...

Kobe Bryant Reveals How He Handled Starting Just 7 Games in His First Two NBA Seasons

18 All-Star selections. 11 All-NBA First Team appearances. 5 NBA Championships. With all the incredible accolades Kobe Bryant accumulated ove...

Hunter Renfrow Could Barely Bench 135 When He Arrived at Clemson. Now, He's One of the Nation's Best Receivers

Hunter Renfrow has a remarkable story. As a little-known player from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Renfrow walked on to Clemson's football team in ...

5 Simple Ways to be a Standout Athlete Without Skill or Talent

When we talk standout athletes, we typically think of players who can run, jump and throw better than everyone else. We are awed by LeBron James makin...

17 Star Athletes Who Didn't Start Until Their Senior Year of High School

Bummed you're not a starter? Don't pout. Don't blame the coach. But most importantly, don't give up. Because with hard work and persev...

Geno Auriemma's '$100 Bill' Tactic Helps Young Players Discover What True Hustle Feels Like

Geno Auriemma is arguably the most successful college basketball coach in history. Since becoming head coach of the University of Connecticut Huski...

Training With 'Intent' Is a Concept Too Many Young Athletes Fail to Appreciate

"Athletes are either compliant or competitive." I heard that phrase for the first time recently, and I quickly thought about how true it was when i...

If You're Simply Assigning Sets and Reps, You're Failing as a Strength and Conditioning Coach

Strength and conditioning coaches have never been more important. While the one-sentence job description for the role might be something as simple ...

LeBron's Epic Motivational Speech to His Son's AAU Team: 'If You Don't Want to Play a Role, Play Tennis or Golf'

LeBron James isn't your average sports parent. While we would dissuade most parents from jumping into their son's pre-game huddle and delivering a ...

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