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Sleep: The Totally Legal P.E.D. Most Teen Athletes Totally Ignore

Sleep is one of the most overlooked ingredients in sports. I spent 13 years coaching at West Point and I saw firsthand the difference that proper s...

You May Be 'Stuck' in Extension. Here's Why It's Disastrous for Performance

If you can't relax, you can't recover. If you can't recover, you can't handle more training volume. If you can't handle tougher training, your p...

The Real Dangers of Energy Deficiency in Female Athletes

In 1972, a short but powerful federal law was passed: "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in...

Less Than Half of American Children Get Enough Sleep Each Night. How Do We Fix It?

How much sleep is enough for children? According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, nine hours a night is the magic number. New research pre...

Why Getting 1% Better Each Day Is the True Mark of Toughness

My senior year of high school began in 1995. I played Pearl Jam over and over on my Walkman and Seinfeld was appointment viewing. But while bands a...

Why Training Hard Every Day Is a Terrible Idea

Athletes are under constant pressure to improve and accelerate their performance. A young athlete looking to make it into D1 sports can often feel lik...

5 Essential Fitness Tips for New Dads

The Dad Bod is everywhere. It's spreading across social media faster than the latest FaceApp trend. What's even more interesting is the fact a r...

The NBA Is Considering a Short Season. Here's Why it Makes Sense

"Load Management." The Toronto Raptors and Kawhi Leonard should take a page from Pat Riley's book and trademark this term, as they took it from an ...

5 Signs You Need a Day Off From the Gym

Today I woke up mentally and physically exhausted; in the past month, my life has been in speed mode. A new baby boy…. Has led to a lot of...

Should American High Schools Have Nap Time?

Sleep is essential to maximizing your potential as a human. More sleep makes us smarter, more motivated, more charismatic, stronger, faster, more coor...

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