The Trouble with Mindfulness

This article was originally published by Just Breathe Magazine. His task was not to envision the future or ruminate on the past, but to be in the moment. Just to be “where [his] feet are.” When Tom Brady is facing an opposing defense in the fourth quarter of any number of his come-from-behind wins, his…

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First, Know You: a conversation with Robin Lyons

Robin Lyons, 5x NCAA Track & Field All-American, Canadian record holder in the hammer throw, and Founder of MTN LAB Performance Coaching, has spent a long time working on her base, and “getting to know [her]self.” That patience has created a peak that, although she is still summiting, she can finally see. She recognizes that…

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Finish Strong, Even So.

It was late February, I had been training hard for months. I was heading down to Oklahoma City to compete in the Powerlifting Nationals, hosted by the good folks at NASA (Natural Athlete Strength Association). My preparation was solid. Intelligent programming yielded less pain and better technique throughout the training cycle. I was ready. The…

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Self-Talk and Mentorship: A Lesson from the NAKHE Conference, 2019

The language we use to frame our experience will define our experience. Though it may seem obvious, it is clear that students, coaches, and professionals often fail to enlist the power of accurate framing for an optimal outcome. Worse still, we complain. Too often we identify problems as though the complaint itself is the solution.…

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The Power of Support

What allows us to perform at our best?

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