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Category: Perform Better

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How to Find Your Zone of Optimal Functioning

Are you looking to optimize your performance? If you’ve listened to athletes or scrolled through Instagram, you’ve probably heard that you got to pump yourself up, get mad, and go #beastmode. What if I told you, you don’t

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How to coach athletes for better performance

Most people would expect that the best way to master a skill is to perform it perfectly, over and over again. Repetition of perfect technique ingraining and refining the motor pattern. Paradoxically, the opposite tends to be true.

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A Good Workout Is When Your Muscles Get Sore?

We often hear people freak out because they AREN’T getting sore, thinking that their workouts were a waste. Here’s why you don’t need to be worried. –    Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) is the muscle ache experience

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Should You Workout When Sore?

DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness) is a phenomenon experienced when you perform an exercise you are not used to. We have previously mentioned that it is okay to train with DOMS, albeit that your performance will be reduced

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How Your Attitude Affects Your Results

It is probably not surprising that your attitude when approaching a challenge strongly affects your results. Sometimes expecting results will actually lead to better results than if you were not expecting any results. An example of this is

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How To Train All Muscle Fibers

Muscles are made up of long cells known as muscle fibers, innervated by a nerve cell (neuron) which stimulates the muscle to contract. Stimulating the right type of muscle fiber can impact your physique! One nerve cell can

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How To Maximize Muscle Activation

In most situations, you should try to apply maximum speed to the concentric portion of each rep, rather than focusing on “the mind muscle connection”. With light weight bench press (50% of 1RM), trained participants slightly increased pec

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3 Things To Keep In Mind When Dieting

The goal of the “cutting” phase is to use a caloric deficit (eating less than you burn) to shed the fat you have put on as you built muscle (using a caloric surplus) throughout the year. Optimizing your

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Does Alcohol Affect Your Gains?

Alcohol consumption before exercise was once thought to be ergogenic (increasing performance), but the literature today points towards that low-moderate doses of alcohol consumption before exercise has negative effects on cardiovascular endurance. The evidence for how alcohol affects

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