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3 Drills to Improve Your Reaction Time

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An athlete’s reaction to a stimulus—like a sprinter’s response to the starting gun—is an inherent ability to ignite dynamic action. But that organic movement involves a variety of outside influences, including practice, experience, anticipation, strength, and coordination. Each athlete has a built-in, limited time range to react, but there is plenty of room for improvement. To do just that, try incorporating the agility and speed exercises below into your training regimen.

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Tags: Sports Performance, Reaction

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America: A Nation of Couch Potatoes

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While many studies have shown that sitting is bad for our bodies, most Americans are struggling to get enough movement into their day. In a new study, published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, researchers found that the average person is getting less than two minutes of activity per day. 

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Tags: Weight Loss, Women, Health

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The Combine Workout

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For more than a decade, EXOS has trained top NFL hopefuls prior to the scouting Combine in February. Hundreds of players have improved their speed, power, and strength to excel at the Combine and boost their draft stock, landing in the top three rounds of the NFL Draft in April.

Chances are, you’ll never be tested on how many times you can bench press 225 pounds or how fast you can run 40 yards or complete a shuttle run. But you can employ the same techniques NFL prospects learn at EXOS to improve your strength, power, and speed, which will help in any endeavor. Here’s how.

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Tags: Football

In the News

Fast Company Names EXOS to List of World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Fitness

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EXOS is honored to be included on Fast Company's "The World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Fitness" for 2014. Making the list at #6, EXOS was recognized for creating simple health strategies, tested on the world's best athletes, and delivering them to corporate clients, and working with the military to return injured soldiers to active duty. 

This is the second time Fast Company has recognized EXOS as one of the world's most innovative companies. The first time was in 2011 under the company's former name, Athletes' Performance, in the sports category

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Fast Company Explores How EXOS is Bringing Human Performance Solutions to the Workplace

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In a new piece released online this week, Fast Company, which named EXOS one of the most innovative companies in sports in 2011 when it was running under the name Athletes' Performance, explored how the company is taking corporate wellness to the next level. 

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Tags: Work

Nutrition

5 Tips to Simplify Your Nutrition

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Complicated recipes, overflowing grocery carts, and nightly cooking can be roadblocks to healthy eating. Simplifying your nutrition-related tasks can help improve your diet and ease your stress. Use the tips below to start eating healthier today.

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Tags: Cooking, Food, Home, Family, Health

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Strategies to Prepare Your Body for a PT Test

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For military personnel, the physical fitness (PT) test measures strength, physical capabilities, and endurance. The most common one is a three-pronged version where personnel must complete a certain number of push-ups and sit-ups in a one-minute period, along with a two-mile run in a prescribed amount of time. The number of push-ups/sit-ups and the two-mile cutoff times are determined by gender and age. Regardless of where you fall on the age/gender spectrum, here are four ways to prepare for your body for a PT test.

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Tags: Mindset, Military, Running, Focus

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5 Habits Holding You Back in the Gym

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Getting yourself to the gym is a great start, but what you do while you're there can help (or hurt) your progress. Avoid these unhealthy gym habits and use the tips below to make the most of your time in the gym and reach your goals faster.

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How to Reduce Stress When You're Downrange

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There’s perhaps nothing more stressful for soldiers than being deployed overseas—or “downrange.” Between being in a war zone and away from family, the stress can be overwhelming. But there are ways to reduce stress when downrange, according to Dr. Roy Sugarman, the director of applied neuroscience at EXOS. These strategies also have applications to daily life, even if you’re not in the military. Sugarman recommends these five approaches to reduce stress.

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Tags: Stress, Military, Pressure

In the News

Core Performance is Now EXOS

Athletes’ Performance, the leader in proactive health and human performance, announced it will begin operating under the new name EXOS immediately. The rebrand unifies the existing Athletes’ Performance and Core Performance brands.

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Movement

Mark Verstegen’s Hip-Strengthening Workout for Women

Train an often overlooked area with this mini-workout from Core Performance’s founder.

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Feeling Uninspired? Take a Walk

When you feel your creativity lacking, taking a walk can help you find inspiration, according to a small study from Stanford University researchers.

Nutrition

3 Steps to World Cup-Worthy Pregame Nutrition

Follow this three-step nutrition plan to improve your focus, boost energy, and power your performance

Well at Work

Survey: American Employees Skipping Vacation Days for Work

A new survey found that only 25 percent of employees with paid time off took advantage of it in 2013.

The Performance Life

5 Tips to Build Teamwork and Fun Through Obstacle Racing

Here's what you need to know about using obstacle races to build teamwork at work.