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Psychology

Your Temple Is Your Body

Concussions are a covert injury. Reason being is because no one can see inside your head. If you break your arm or you tear your knee you are visibly injured. You can see your progress and so can everyone else. We tend to need to see things as humans in order to empathize with them....
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5 Deal-Breakers For Hockey Scouts

After spending the weekend in Boston coaching players who aspire to play hockey at the college hockey level and speaking with the scouts who were narrowing down their shortlists of players who they are interested in, I realized how much the little details of the game make a big difference. If you want to play at the next level,...
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What It Takes To Be A Better Coach.

While reading last week’s article, What I’ve learned in the last 3 months, I am thankful to have been able to work in facilities that are filled great coaches. All of the coaches I have looked up to and gone to for advice have preached the importance of continuing education. One major thing I have learned in the...
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Training The Female Athlete  – They’re Just Girls!

Going into the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, many were looking forward to watching the Men’s Hockey squad bring home gold.  When the games were over, you would often hear “Did you watch the Women’s gold medal game?  That was CRAZY!!!”  For those that missed it, the intensity and compete-level of the women’s gold medal match-up...
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Mind Over Matter

Visualization and mental representation of your own self-image is the most important factor that either pushes or inhibits your achievements. Growing up, gymnastics did give me a great base for physical strength but I have learnt that physical ability is a minor contributor to reaching one’s potential. “You are the person that either pushes yourself...
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Burn Off Unwanted Belly Fat

Bob is a married man who works Monday to Friday from 7:00am to 6:00pm. For breakfast he drinks a coffee and eats a piece of toast with a banana. Spending long hours at work, Bob claims to not have time to prepare his food in advance, let alone eat a full meal.  His lunch consists of the nearest...
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The One Way Road to Man Boobs

Monday is known to be “International Chest Day.” When walking into a commercial gym on a monday afternoon, you will notice that the bench press area is filled with guys looking for that instant muscle pump. Some of which hope to make their chest more muscular and others that wish to decrease the effects of Gynecomastia....
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