Abe Cortes

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Best iPad and iPhone apps UK 2018: Photography, work, eating, dating and more on iOS

Our pick of best iPhone and iPad apps for iPhone and iPad for 2018, so you can make the most of your iOS device<p>The sheer number of apps for iOS can …

5 Reasons Why Running Makes You Puke

For those who believe spilling your guts is a sign of a race well run, it’s not.<p>Unless you have ironclad guts, there’s a good chance you’ve thrown up thanks to running. Because upchucking is an unpleasant occurrence that doesn’t discriminate, knowing its possible causes is essential if you want to …

How the Navy SEALs Train for Leadership Excellence

Almost every world-class, high-performance organization takes training and education seriously. But Navy SEALs go uncomfortably beyond. They’re obsessive and obsessed. They are arguably the best in the world at what they do. Their dedication to relentless training and intensive preparation, …

Workout of the Week: The Hansons’ Simulator

Photo: istockphoto.com<i>Be ready for race day this fall with this marathon-specific workout.</i> Summer is officially upon us, which means the fall …

Inclusiveness Means Giving Every Employee Personal Attention

Several years ago, a large, global company asked me to help improve their employee engagement. I suggested a strengths-based approach to the problem: a search for “hot spots” in the organization where people were highly engaged <i>and</i> performing well. By understanding what was working, we could harness …

Universities Are Missing Out on an Explosive Growth Sector: Their Own

Education is on the brink of rapid change that will create a lot of value for innovators. But still sitting on the sidelines? Those who make the decisions and control the purse strings at legacy higher education institutions.<p>One representative example: April’s Education Innovation Summit, where …

Generational Differences: The Wrong Focus

<b>Newsflash: There are generational differences in the workplace.</b> Have you heard about it? (I’m dripping with sarcasm here people)<p>There are articles, …

Finding the Balance Between Coaching and Managing

Ask 100 people if they have good common sense, and more than 95% will tell you they do. Ask them if they are good coaches, and almost as many will say yes. Executives we talk to assume that if they’re good managers, then being a good coach is like your shadow on a sunny day. It just naturally …

Work-Life Balance Through Interval Training

At a ThirdPath Institute conference a few weeks ago, a great discussion arose around the fact that workloads tend to ebb and flow, and it’s important to know how to alternate between periods of peak effort and recovery. Before long, someone noted the analogy to high performance in sports, and used …

The Best Teams Hold Themselves Accountable

Want to create a high performance team? Want to limit the amount of time you spend settling squabbles between team members? It turns out those two issues are closely related: Our research shows that on top performing teams peers immediately and respectfully confront one another when problems arise. …

Study: Run Faster To Ride Better

<i>In a scientific case study, an elite cyclist improved his time trial by riding less and running hard.</i><p>It can’t be easy to train as an elite cyclist …

5 Exercises That'll Make You Faster

These moves target the muscles needed for your fastest, strongest, best trail running outings ever, whether you're racing or just wanting to feel better on the trail.<p>Trail running enlists different muscles than road running, which creates different needs for strengthening. The uneven nature of a …

2013 Gear of the Year

1 of 12<p>Best Picks of 2013<p>Need a holiday gift idea? Here are our top picks for this year's must-have running gear. // By Jeff Dengate.<p>Cover Up<p>Do you drive to the track or trailhead to run? Then you know how hard it can be to keep your car seat clean and dry afterward. Orange Mud's Transition & Seat …

Two Simple Tests To Predict Shin Splints

Think you have them? Try these now.<p>The current issue of the <i>British Journal of Sports Medicine</i> has a study by Australian researchers who worked with a group of 384 soldiers during training. At the start of the study, they performed a couple of simple diagnostic tests; then, over the next 16 months, …

Fitness and Attention Span

Does being active make you better at sitting still and staying focused?<p>This is a pretty neat graph, from a recent Spanish study in <i>PLOS ONE</i> that explores the links between cognitive performance, physical fitness, and autonomic nervous system function (press release here):<p>The graph is simpler than it …

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Mind Games: Boost Your Mental Strategy!

<i>Want to run faster and farther without breaking a sweat? Flex the most powerful part of your body— your brain. Sports psychologist JoAnn Dahlkoetter,</i> …

Improving Your Focus To Run Faster

<i>Success in running requires mental toughness, and that requires focus.</i><p>As a runner, how would you rate your mental toughness? In Part 1 of this …

Steps to Reducing Postrun Recovery

Training phases should dictate your methods.<p>You’ve pounded the protein shake, shivered in the ice bath,and mastered the art of self-massage. Because you should do everything you can to speed your recovery from today’s run, right? Maybe not. How much recovery work you do depends on how close race …

Parents: Reasons to Keep Kids Active

Two new studies show youth who exercise are healthier later in life.<p>Kids who play soccer, swing on the monkey bars or get other forms of exercise not only lower their risk of childhood obesity, have improved concentration and sleep better, they’re more likely to be healthy adults, two new studies …

Find Zen Through Running

To achieve bliss as a runner, you need to tame your “monkey mind.”<p>If you could eavesdrop on a runner's internal monologue, it might sound like this: Forgot my sunglasses. Pretty bird. Should've worn another layer. What's for dinner? Hill! New shoes feel good. Pasta? Gotta buy pasta. And olive oil. …

What Happens When Balance is Challenged on the Run

What body parts are most affected?<p>With spring here, a lot more of us will be doing some of our miles on trails. That's great aesthetically, but sometimes not so great in the staying-upright department. With uneven surfaces, hidden obstacles and sudden directional changes, trails can present a …