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4 Ways to Build Confidence for Powerlifting

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What if I told you that to become a better powerlifter, you should spend less time building muscle and take more time to build confidence? If you’ve been a powerlifter for any appreciable time, you’ve likely competed and fell short

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30 Seconds of Undivided Attention

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Every practice, my high school baseball coach would huddle the team together and snap his fingers. “Give me 30 seconds, boys,” he’d say sternly. When coach said this, everyone knew the next half-minute would set the tone for the entire practice.

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Are These 6 Mental Crutches Hurting Your Lifting Performance?

“Baseball is 90 percent mental. The other half is physical.” -Yogi Berra Preparing athletes for the physical side of sports pays my bills, but for those athletes, it’s often the mental side of sports that makes the difference between success

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3 Crucial Lessons from Lifting without a Belt

I don’t have an addictive personality, but recently, I went cold turkey. I’m not gonna lie, it was hard. I didn’t realize I had a problem. I thought I was just like everyone else. It wasn’t until I gave it

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The Trend is Dead: 8 Fitness Trends that Didn’t Pan Out, Part 2

If you’ve exercised at any point in your life, chances are you’ve been duped by at least one phony fitness trend. In part 1 of this post, I covered four fitness trends that tricked me at one point or another.

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Positive Self-Talk for Instant Strength Gains

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Have you ever been so in the zone that you felt unstoppable? Or so flustered that you couldn’t perform the simplest of tasks, no matter how hard you tried? We’ve all been on either end of this performance spectrum. We

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Best of 2012: Books

“No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.” — Confucius It’s embarrassing to admit, but for many years of my young life, I did not read a

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