Performance

Cortisol

Stress Management for Better Performance

Let’s talk about stress. Or more importantly, your body’s stress hormone: Cortisol Cortisol is basically a hormone that signals a number of processes in your body to include: * How your body mobilizes energy (Protein, Fats, Carbohydrates) * Regulating Inflammation * Regulating blood pressure * Increasing blood sugar (See bullet number 1) * Regulating your …

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Brain

Can Mental Training Improve My Performance?

Question: How important is mental training to my success? Key Takeaways Mental training (Self-talk, visualization, etc) can improve your performance & help you get stronger. Mental training can also improve your overall health and has been shown to decrease stress, blood pressure, and resting heart rate. Visualizing your self performing a movement (i.e. a perfect …

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Track

High Intensity Intervals vs Steady State Cardio: The Fat Loss Showdown

Looking better naked. Yep, that is probably one of the primary reasons you all workout, pay attention to your nutrition and read blogs like this one (and a dozen others). And even if it’s not the primary reason it’s a definitely a positive result of training. However, the best way to look better naked has …

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Water Glass

Hydrate

One thing is certain if you’ve been in the military for more than 5 minutes you’ve been told “Drink Water” a few dozen times. As an athlete, proper hydration can be incredibly important for everything from helping prevent injuries to maximizing your performance during training. Raise your hand if you felt sluggish during the day, …

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