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9 foods an athlete would NEVER eat... neither should you

by Tiffany Gagnon<p><i>Top performing athletes know that nutrition is king when it comes to gaining an edge over their competitors. However, no matter what</i> …

4 Manly Lessons from Minor League Baseball | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Vance Albitz, AAA Infielder, St. Louis Cardinals.</i><p>Take away the high salaries of the major league ballplayers …

Sports' perfect 0.4 seconds

<b>IT BEGINS WITH</b> a miss.<p>The yellow digits of the Staples Center game clock blink down to 6:35 as Clippers guard Willie Green's three-pointer from the …

Flow (psychology)

In positive psychology, <b>flow</b>, also known colloquially as being in <b>the zone</b>, is the mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity …

Feeding Your Child Athlete

All kids need to eat balanced meals and have a healthy diet. But should that balance change for kids who play on a sports team or work out?<p>Kids need …

Genetics and the jock: inside the new science of athletic excellence

Sports writer David Epstein on why your 23,000 genes matter at the gym<p>Whether you’re an avid runner or a dedicated weight lifter, you’ve probably cobbled together a training routine based on a few less-than-scientific factors: the distance or weight that athletic magazines and websites suggest you …

New study debunks idea that the hot hand theory has been debunked

Advanced stats, metrics, and tracking data allows basketball observers to test conventional wisdom at a heretofore unseen rate. Basic precepts of the …

Are We Killing Our Sports Gene?

Are we losing a generation of athletes by overprescribing ADHD drugs? David Epstein on the genes that make us move—and their evolutionary …

Prized recruit tweets texts he received from four prominent coaches

When coveted Class of 2014 point guard Dominic Magee received texts from a handful of prominent college coaches at the end of the July evaluation …

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“<i>Sometimes you’ve got to find a way. Today was one of those days. The biggest thing is how you respond. I just had to self-talk myself. It’s all</i> …

2013 NFL Combine: Margus Hunt learned football from video games

Former SMU defensive end Margus Hunt said he learned much of what he originally knew about football from playing the Madden video games.<p>INDIANAPOLIS -- Former SMU defensive end Margus Hunt is big. Really, really big. When he stepped up to the podium on Sunday at the NFL Combine to address the media …

How To Raise A Superstar

The 10,000 hour rule has become a cliche. This is the idea, first espoused by K. Anders Ericsson, a pyschologist at Florida State University, that it …

Man and Superman

In athletic competitions, what qualifies as a sporting chance?<p>Toward the end of “The Sports Gene” (Penguin/Current), David Epstein makes his way to a remote corner of Finland to visit a man named Eero Mäntyranta. Mäntyranta lives in a small house next to a lake, among the pine and spruce trees …

Kids who specialize in one sport may have higher injury risk

Competitive young athletes are under increasing pressure to play only one sport year round, but such specialization could increase the risk of …