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3 Fitness Apps You Need Now

If you have a smartphone, you have a personal trainer. Some of the most powerful workout motivators are right in your pocket, and they’re all free. Here are 3 of my favorite fitness apps...

The upside of anger.

    We tend to think of our emotions such as anger, sadness or guilt, as something to avoid at all costs. But research finds that negative emotions, anger in particular, also have an upside. Putting your...

So You (Or Your Wife) Wants to Join a Multi-Level Marketing Company

A college buddy you haven’t heard from in years gives you a call to see if you want to do lunch. Heck yeah you would! Awesome that he thought to reach out to you. So...

Busting a Squat Barrier: an Excerpt from The Search for Greatness

What follows is an excerpt from StrongFirst’s latest publication, The Search for Greatness by Dr. Judd Biasiotto. The fact that I couldn’t push my squat above the 440-pound barrier drove me crazy. Even my coach got...

5 Reasons for the Increase in Lat Strains in Baseball Pitchers

There have been some noteworthy lat strains in MLB this year, and this trend isn't showing any signs of letting up. Here are a few reasons why they're occurring at such an alarming rate. 1....

The neuroscience of the gut-brain connection (Part 1)

Coloured scanning electron micrograph of Escherichia coli, grown in culture (CC BY 2.0)   This is the first post in a series exploring the neurobiology of the gut-brain connection published in partnership with neuroscientist Dr...

The Most Popular Best Brain Posts of 2017

These are the most popular posts of the past year. May you and your brain make it a great year! The Neuroscience of Changing Your Behavior Your life literally shapes your brain. The more often you...

Brain injury (part 2) – evidence the brain can rewire itself after injury

If you suffer a brain injury, neurons become damaged beyond repair.  And, really, we are still many years away from understanding how the brain can rewire itself after injury. That’s what the #loveyourbrain...

When Pitching Goes Poorly: 5 Strategies for Righting the Ship

Pitchers can struggle for a number of different reasons, whether it's command, velocity, "stuff," or actual pain/soreness. Historically, when players run into these tough patches, they've been conditioned to look to their mechanics first...

5 Things to Quit For a Happier New Year

  1. Trying to please everyone  When you try to please everyone else, you will fail because it’s impossible.  The person who ends up the most unhappy is you. I used to be an...

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