Get Better at Sports or Exercise: The Third Person Approach

Can you coach yourself? Sure you can. Oftentimes, we are our best motivators. However, there is a reason why we turn to professional coaches and trainers to help us reach our goals; other people keep us accountable, track our progress, and give an objective standpoint of what our bodies need. So if you are thinking about dedicating yourself to being your own coach, the best way to go about it is taking the Third Person Approach.

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How To Run Faster

In honor of the Boston Marathon happening today, we’re posting some tips and tricks on how to increase your running speed. Some of these are things you can apply during your run; others are drills that will help you get to where you want to be. Whether you are a sprinter, a distance runner, or a recreational runner, you can apply these tips to your training.

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Back Pain: Causes, Prevention, Treatment

When tightness creeps into your lower back, it’s natural to panic a little bit. We have all felt this tightness while doing simple tasks, like making the bed, cleaning up after kids, or even walking around. For some, you can pinpoint the pain down to the extra deadlifts you did at the gym. For others, you might not even know why. If your spine is perfectly fine and free from accident, here is one formula that sums up why you have pain, how to prevent it, and how to overcome it.

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Ways to get motivated for a Morning Workout

Flashback: 6:00 AM, you’re warm in your bed, the sun is peeking through the window, and everything feels perfect. You could stay in that moment forever and be happy. Then all of a sudden, that dreaded sound of the alarm clock blasts you awake, and your heart sinks into your stomach. It’s time for your morning workout.

Uuuugggghhhh.

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What's A Good Multivitamin?

My neighbors at Harvard have estimated that around 30% of people take a multivitamin every day. I wonder how many of these people know what they are actually putting into their bodies – my guess is 1%. The driving force behind taking most of these vitamins is because it seems like the safest option. Ironically, the best choice is to get your vitamins from real food.

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Fitivity is on Kickstarter!

It’s not easy trying to make an impact on the world, yet that’s what our team tries to accomplish each and every day. We huddle together at the round table and hash out ideas. There are disagreements but there are also cookies, so we find our balance. After months of brainstorming and working with current Fitivity app users, we have figured out how to make a dent in the realm of sports & fitness: we’re going to build two completely new app experiences!

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Best Practices for Treating Overuse Injuries

I have overuse injuries in both knees called Patellar Tendonitis. This is a fancy way of saying that I have scar tissue on the inner and outside part of my knee due to high impact weight lifting paired with high impact sports (basketball). Now that I have it, I need to find a good way to get rid of it.

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These are the important factors to consider in developing an effective injury free running workout

Pain is your body's way of telling you something is wrong. Ignoring this message and pushing on the fastest way to develop a serious or chronic injury. It is easy to ignore the pain in order to accomplish a goal, thinking you can deal with the consequences later. Don’t fall into that trap!

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A Lovely Bunch of Coconut Oil. But Which Bunch is the Best?

By now, you may have heard of an ingredient that is crossing almost all the ‘too- good-to-be-true’ lines, as well as raising the standard for all other quick-fix ingredients. While coconut oil is not a quick-fix solution, it has jumpstarted a revolution that people are going crazy over. Why, you may ask? We’re going to tell you.

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How to make your headache disappear

As I sat down at the end of the day last night with a slab of a headache throbbing through each of my temples, I thought first about how I could use a cup of coffee and second about how I might use a glass of water. Then a pondering thought hit me: Do I have a headache because of not drinking a coffee (I usually have two 16 ounce, black cups per day) or because of not drinking water?

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Lebron James versus Michael Jordan

Who is the better overall player? This has been speculated, deliberated, and contemplated by many people. Though it’s not practical or fair to compare the two greats because of the time change and different eras they were in, the debate lingers.

 

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A muscle that you shouldn’t neglect if you want to see training progress

While training, it is really easy to focus on the muscles we like while neglecting other important muscles. I am talking about your rhomboids (my whaaa?). No doubt it is a good feeling to flex and see your progress in the mirror, but that means that your back is often neglected – and that’s exactly where your rhomboids are located.

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