The Commitment to Succeed: Lessons from an Ironman Champion

Chris McCormack is an exceptional athlete. For years he was one of the dominating forces in the triathlon world, winning two Ironman World Championships, the International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Cup Series, the Triathlon World Championships, and the 2012 Long Distance World Championships. Chris  also won multiple other Ironman events breaking the elusive 8 hour barrier...

A Simple Trick to Boost the Positive Mood Effect of Exercise

It’s well known that exercise can have a positive effective on your mood so how would you like to give that positive mood a boost? Well a new study has found a simple way to do just that. The trick is to use an enjoyable distraction. Distractions are quite commonly used to control focus and...

Should athletes prepare for defeat?

Out of the 10,500 athletes who are competing at the London 2012 Games only 302 will win. The rest will be left to navigate the kaleidoscope of emotions that comes with failing to win. Many athletes struggle to cope with the weight of expectation that is placed upon them by their supporters and their expectant...

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