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Want Your Kids (or Employees) to Have More Grit? Add This Rule

The "Hard Thing Rule" could increase passion and perseverance.<p>Science has recently demonstrated what many entrepreneurs always suspected: When it comes to success, there are more important factors than mere intelligence. In fact, the research of Angela Duckworth has shown that grit--passion and …

How to Build Posterior Chain Power

Here's what you need to know...<p>A strong posterior chain is essential for athleticism. It'll also prevent droopy-glutes syndrome.<br>• You need to work …

Muscle-ups: More Than Just Pull-ups and Dips

A video posted by Gymnastic Strength Training (@falsegrip) on Nov 19, 2015 at 6:00pm PST<i>Tori Hand from Sydney GB Affiliate False Grip demonstrates a</i> …

Dips: You're Doing Them Wrong

13 Tips for Healthy Shoulders and Better Gains<p>Here's what you need to know...<p>You need to learn to hinge. The hinge position allows the hips to set …

Biomechanical Auto-Regulation

I am so over the word ‘fascia’. I have touted it for 40 years – I was even called the ‘Father of Fascia’ the other day in New York (it was meant …

The 13 funniest TED Talks

Great TED Talks illuminate a fascinating idea. And sometimes, they do it while making you laugh. These talks will bring a smile to your face.

Developing a Plan for Uneven Bars

<b>Developing a Plan for Uneven Bars</b>If you are going to be successful at coaching bars, you need a plan. Every gymnast is going to be a little …

Jackets

Ski jackets have long benefited from trickle-down technology: the features developed for serious backcountry shells work just as well when you’re huddled on a wet chairlift. This year there are more excellent options than ever. To whittle our initial list down to these seven, we spent a season …

Do Cardio, Keep Your Gains

HIIT Doesn't Always Cut It<p>Here's what you need to know...<p>Aerobic training is back. We now know the benefits and we can dispel the myths.<br>• Running was …

Core Training That Isn't Stupid

Get Stronger and Faster with Advanced Core Workouts<p>Here's what you need to know...<p>Despite what many coaches say, you don't get much core work from …

ACL Injury Prevention Is Just Good Training

Michael Boyle<p>Is ACL injury prevention just good training? I think so. The program we use for ACL injury prevention is actually the same program we …

The 5 Most Common Mistakes Young Strength and Conditioning Coaches Make

Written on June 5, 2015 at 6:59 am, by Eric Cressey<p><i>Today's guest post comes from Mike Robertson, creator of the great new DVD set,</i> <i>Physical</i> …

Pitching Performance: Understanding Trunk Position at Foot Strike – Part 1

Written on October 7, 2013 at 9:33 am, by Eric Cressey<p><i>Cressey Performance Pitching Coordinator Matt Blake and I collaborated on today's piece, which</i> …

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Does body language help a TED Talk go viral? 5 nonverbal patterns from blockbuster talks

Hand gestures might make a talk feel more compelling. In a poll that asked volunteers to rate TED Talks, there appeared to be a correlation between …

A TED speaker coach shares 11 tips for right before you go on stage

Gina Barnett advises a speaker before the annual TED Conference. Below, her best last-minute public speaking tips. Photo: Ryan Lash/TED<p>The weekend …

Public Speaking

10 TED Talks to watch when you have no idea what to do with your life

No need to panic: Take a deep breath, and power through your moments of doubt and burnout with the help of these talks.

TED Talks

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Rotational Deadlift

Anyone who’s ever dealt with Sacroiliac (SI) joint dysfunction or pain knows how much of a soul suck it can be.<p>It’s something that’s very common, but …

Workouts

4 Ways to Become a Pullup Powerhouse

Every man should be able to perform 5 reps of the pullup. Here’s how to get there<p>The pullup is one of the best training movements you can do. It’s unparalleled for building grip, upper-body, and core strength, and should be a staple in your routine.<p>Your goal: five pullups with perfect form. That’s …

Workouts

Foam Rolling and Self-Myofascial Release

To roll or not to roll? That is the question.What is happening inside when you do foam rolling or use any types of balls or tools for <b>self-myofascial</b> …

10 Ways to Progress Inverted Rows

Written on November 28, 2013 at 7:13 pm, by Eric Cressey<p>I'm a big fan of inverted row variations, as they not only build a strong, functional upper …

Common Arm Care Mistakes – Installment 6

Written on April 23, 2015 at 6:08 am, by Eric Cressey<p>It's that time of the year when our baseball players are in-season, so things get a bit quieter …

How Are We Still Getting It Wrong: Abdominal Hollowing vs. Bracing

If you’ve ever suffered a back injury, gone to a Pilates class, or worked with a fitness coach who tried to help you activate your core, then you’ve …

OptiShot2 is a fun golf sim that also improves your game

If you have creeping doubts about your golf game, there's a $500 sim that lets you swing real clubs <i>in your house</i>. Yep, your pets and furniture will need to make way for the OptiShot2, which gives you online play, simulated championship courses and instant practice feedback. You hook it up to a Mac …

Speed Training Methods: Cueing Athletes for Optimal Performance - Just Fly Sports Performance

Editor’s Note: A coach with great knowledge, but no ability to communicate that knowledge in a manner that athletes can understand and implement in …

How to Use Flipboard to Stay on Top of Your Competition and Your Industry

Because we're all busy all the time, it almost becomes a chore to seek out news online. And yet it's vital that everyone — executives and managers …

How Jordan Does It

Mon Apr 6, 2015 by Dave Phillips<p>Entering this week's Masters, Jordan Spieth's recent finishes on TOUR looked like this: 3rd, 2nd, 1st, T17, T4, T7, …

Feats of memory anyone can do

There are people who can quickly memorize lists of thousands of numbers, the order of all the cards in a deck (or ten!), and much more. Science …