When it comes to sleeping better, and decreasing stress, there are fewer easier things to do than show some gratitude. Here’s more on the power of gratitude for improving athletic performance. Whether you want to improve performance in the weight room, in the pool, or on the field, we tend to talk about periodization, the […]
6 Awesome Things That Happen When You Start Using a Workout Log...
Keeping a training journal is one of the easiest and most powerful ways to stay motivated over the long term. More motivation, more often.
More Consistent Workouts
Consistency is the hallmark of champions inside and outside the gym. Your workout log book will help keep you focused and consistently going nuclear on your goals.
It Keeps You Accountable
We don’t all have coaches over our shoulders to keep us on track. A workout log is a subtle reminder to get your ass to the gym. No one likes writing out a missed workout in their log book.
Smash Your Weaknesses
We all have those areas in our training we know needs work, but we avoid at all costs. Formulate a plan and conquer them within the pages of your training log.
Supercharge Your Results
Like it or not, lifestyle plays a huge role in how we do in the gym. A workout log helps you connect the dots with your sleep, nutrition, stress and how you do in the gym.
Top athletes are also remarkably self-aware. They understand how long it takes for them to progress, which allows them to set way smarter goals. Why is this important? Because smarter goals means realistic—yet still challenging—expectations.
There will always be a debate over what kind of squat is best. Here’s what front squats can do for athletes. When it comes to developing lower body power and explosiveness the squat will always reign supreme. Besides being an incredibly functional exercise (being able to stand up and sit down is always helpful!), squatting […]
The squat will always be king. But the devil, as they say, is in the details. Here’s what you need to know about your squat stance width. Although the squat is universally loved and loathed for its punishing ability to develop strength, muscle and speed in the lower body (except for you cotton headed ninny […]
Mental toughness is one of the dominant characteristics of top athletes. Here’s your guide to becoming mentally tougher so that you can crush the competition and your practices. You hear it all the time when people discuss athletes at the top of their game. The resilience, the grit, the fortitude—the athlete at the pinnacle of […]
You already know that setting goals is important. Here’s why you should be writing down your workout goals. We all have workout goals that we want to achieve. For some of us they are as grand as mounting the podium at the Olympic Games, while for others it’s getting back into the habit of working […]
Want to improve your vertical jump and 40-yard dash? New research shows that when it comes to developing speed and power quarter squats is the way to go. Ass to grass—that’s always been the directions given when an athlete or gym-goer walks over to the squat rack. The theory has always been that deploying a […]