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March 2019

1-min Read: The Importance Of A Positive Self-Image

By |2019-03-21T21:48:22+00:00March 21st, 2019|

Do you consider yourself a winner or a loser? Sure, you might not think yourself a winner right now, perhaps because you haven’t performed so well competitively, or because you feel your skills aren’t quite there yet. But if you really want to increase your chances of success, it’s time to put that all [...]

1-min Read: Top Performance Is Impossible Without A Trained Mind

By |2018-12-10T13:25:59+00:00March 14th, 2019|

We all know that good old Nike slogan: Just do it. You might also know that, for all its simplicity, this piece of advice is often hard to follow. Why? Negative thinking stops us from reaching top performance. It’s funny how our thoughts seem to impact us precisely the way we don’t want them to. If, [...]

1-min Read: The Power Of Purpose

By |2018-12-10T13:25:38+00:00March 7th, 2019|

It’s every kid’s dream to be a superhero with incredible strength and dazzling powers. And, as it turns out, the realization of such a dream might not only belong to science fiction. That’s because fatigue and the physical limits of your body actually only exist in your head. In other words, you’re capable of actions [...]

Patrick Preilowski | Sports Scientist at Out Of The Box

By |2019-03-05T11:03:31+00:00March 5th, 2019|

Patrick Preilowski is a qualified sports scientist through the German Sports University Of Cologne. He has been involved in the research and application fields of pain-, neuro- and movement science. Patrick is also a sports scientist at for-the-athtlete.com which is a multi-purpose platform that provides a team of experts for professional action sports athletes [...]

February 2019

1-min Read: Training Your Body And Your Mind Go Hand In Hand

By |2018-12-10T13:25:09+00:00February 28th, 2019|

Training your body and your mind go hand in hand when it comes to achieving your goals as an athlete. Positive attitudes you have toward yourself and your progress have a powerful influence on your performance. Learning to accept failure, set goals and slow down will help you to center yourself and unlock your full [...]

1-min Read: The Importance Of Rest For Peak Performance

By |2018-12-10T13:24:19+00:00February 21st, 2019|

Have you ever wondered why so many people have their best ideas while walking, showering or sleeping? It’s in large part because such restful times allow the brain to step out of the linear thought process. After all, when you’re actively working, your conscious mind reigns supreme. It functions in a linear “if-then” kind of [...]

1-min Read: Multitasking Is Inefficient – Focus On One Task At The Time

By |2018-12-10T13:40:59+00:00February 14th, 2019|

Do you love multitasking and consider it the most efficient way to get things done? Well, if you do, it’s time to change your ways. That’s because countless studies have found that both the quality and quantity of work suffers when people do multiple things at once. Just take research from the University of [...]

1-min Read: How Stress Can Stimulate Growth

By |2018-12-10T13:21:36+00:00February 7th, 2019|

In 1934, the endocrinologist Hans Selye did an experiment in which he injected ovarian extracts into rats. The rats reacted strongly, and he believed that he had discovered a new sex hormone. But he soon realized that he was wrong. In reality, the rats responded precisely the same way to any injection. The experiment just shows that [...]

January 2019

1-min Read: Tenacity And Enthusiasm Against Competition Pressure

By |2018-12-10T13:19:26+00:00January 10th, 2019|

Confidence and optimism are great for getting you moving when things get tough, but to keep moving forward despite constant pressure, you’ll also need tenacity. Tenacity comes into play when there is a goal for which you want to strive. Because when you’re working to achieve something you want, you’ll put up with challenges and [...]

1-min Read: Confidence And Optimism For Defeating Pressure

By |2019-03-11T22:58:50+00:00January 3rd, 2019|

To do your best when it counts, it’s essential to develop attributes that help you thrive in pressure moments. Consider these qualities your “COTE” of armor: Confidence, Optimism, Tenacity, and Enthusiasm. Confidence is critical to keep you pressing ahead when the going gets tough. As your self-confidence increases, your anxiety reduces, and it becomes easier [...]