Training

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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Pareto Principle

The Pareto Principle: Why “More” is not better

The Pareto Principle, also known as the 80/20 rule, states that for many events roughly 80% of effects come from 20% of the causes. More specifically, 80% of your results come from 20% of your efforts. While I haven’t talked about this subject specifically it is something that has definitely been alluded to in numerous …

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Marines at snap in barrel

Progression

Let’s talk about progression and the purpose of properly progressing yourself into heavier weights and faster & more complicated movements. No matter what sport, fitness regiment or exercise you are participating in the lack of a well thought out progression is going to cause problems. Look at that picture above, I know all my fellow …

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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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