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The Number 1 Rule to Getting Athlete Buy-In: Have You Bought In?

Buy-in. It is a huge buzz word in the sports industry these days. Everyone is trying to understand the mind of their players and learn what makes them tick. Getting your athletes to believe in what you are selling a one of the major components of successful teams. After all, what good is the best training program or practice plan if you cannot get your athletes to do it? There have been many books written on athlete psychology and trying to learn more about the mind of an elite athlete. In fact, Brett Bartholomew recently wrote a widely talked about book “Conscious Coaching”, that talks all about how to get athlete buy-in. It is a very well written book and I highly recommend it to any coach of any kind. Definitely worth the time and money.

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"Bro, How much do you Row?": Adding Some Rowing and Pulling in the Gym to Improve Athletic Performance

“Yo, how much do you bench?”

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Should Training for Athletic Performance be Fun?

In the past, the phrase “laughter is the best medicine” has been thrown around a lot. Now a new phrase has come up stating that now physical activity is now the best remedy for the human body. So, which is correct? More importantly, can you have both? In this article, I am going to discuss is about the joy of (or lack of) training. So, it comes down to one simple question: should training be fun? I have a varied opinion on this subject. I think training is a very serious matter and should be treated as such. However, I also think I myself am quite funny and I enjoy creating some laughter in the gym to lighten the mood. Now, while you may think these are opposing opinions that cannot possibly work together, let me ask you this: why would I need to lighten the mood if training is so fun? Well, hopefully because my athletes have a somewhat serious and almost anxious feeling towards the hard training they are about to do!

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