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Prepare for challenges and stay motivated, focused, and in control with the tips in this blog.

Mindset

Mindset Tips to Push Through High-Pressure Moments

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Trevor Moawad, vice president of pro and elite sports at EXOS, has years of experience working with top college and professional athletes and corporate clients. This year, he notably worked with top draftees, including #1 pick Jadeveon Clowney, #2 pick Greg Robinson, and #3 pick Blake Bortles. He sat down with Ilan Mochari from Inc. magazine to share his four keys for dealing with high-pressure moments. Check out the excerpts below to harness your winning mindset.

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Tags: Focus, Goals, Planning, Pressure

Mindset

3 Pregame Mindset Strategies

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After clocking hours of practice and putting your body to the test, you're ready to take on the competition. Stay focused, ease tension, and solidify your game-day performance by getting your mind in the game with these simple strategies.

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Tags: Motivation, Play Better - Sport, Focus, Attitude

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How to Develop a Winning Mindset

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Think of your mind like the gears of a bike. The gears operate your bike the same way your mind drives your body and your outcomes. It determines your focus, confidence, and ability to reach and exceed your goals. While you need the physical tools necessary to conquer the miles ahead, your mind will make or break you. “We seldom overcome our self-imposed limitations, which makes mindset, good or bad, a game changer,” says Trevor Moawad, vice president of mindset programs at Athletes’ Performance. Use his tips below to power your performance and develop a winning mindset.

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Tags: Cycling, Race, Focus, Goals, Attitude, Motivation, Planning

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5 Ways to Improve Your Focus

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The digital media era has made it more difficult to focus on the task at hand. Many assume multitasking and the constant digital chatter is a desirable part of the new workplace. But Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D., founder of the Center for Brain Health and author of the new book Make Your Brain Smarter, suggests all this digital noise actually is making us dumber, rewiring our brains in a negative way so we’re less effective and less productive. Here are five things she suggests to get more focused and train your brain.

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Tags: Work, Focus

Mindset

Simple Change: Keep a Food Journal to Lose Weight

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Keeping a food journal can help you lose more weight, according to a new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics [ABCNews].

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Tags: Motivation, Planning, Health, Weight Loss

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The Mindset of an Olympian

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Missy Franklin has taken an unconventional route to becoming an Olympic gold medalist at this summer’s Olympics in London. She’s remained in the same Colorado swim program since the age of 5 rather than joining an elite swim club in a warm-weather state, where she might have trained with more swimmers at her level. Todd Schmitz, the only coach she’s ever had, limits her to swimming two hours a day, five or six days a week. She swims between 4,000 and 5,000 yards a day, which is less than half the yardage logged by college swimmers, let alone those with Olympic aspirations. In the summer months, Schmitz does not even hold Saturday morning practices, which are typical for competitive child swimmers.

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Tags: Goals, Attitude, Planning

Mindset

What’s Your Healthy Tipping Point?

Caitlin Boyle was just in her early 20s when she reached what she calls her “healthy tipping point.” A friend challenged her to give up the college lifestyle of partying and not paying attention to nutrition. That motivated Boyle, now 28, to take up triathlon and other endurance sports. These days, she attracts about 1 million visitors a month to her website, HealthyTippingPoint.com, and inspired the national “Operation Beautiful” craze where women leave upbeat messages on post-it notes for others to find in restrooms, locker rooms, and other public places. Core Performance spoke to Boyle about her new book, Healthy Tipping Point, and what impact a simple change of mindset can have.

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Tags: Running, Sleep, Women

Mindset

How to Make The Miles Go Faster

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One of the toughest mental training hurdles for aspiring marathoners to fight through is the dreaded “long run” each weekend. Most plans cap off a week of shorter runs with an increasingly longer jaunt ranging from 10 to 22 miles prior to race day. By breaking through not only physical but also mental barriers, the runner learns how to deal with fatigue and talk back to his or her body to get them over the inevitable psychological wall during the race.

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Tags: Energy, Running, Focus, Attitude

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The Science of Slumps

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The next time your jump shot is off, your putts won’t go in, or you can’t buy a hit at your Wednesday night softball games, just be thankful that you’re not the Angels’ new $240 million man, Albert Pujols. Currently batting .196 with one home run and 12 RBIs after 35 games, the three-time MVP is in the worst hitting slump of his career. There is no shortage of helpful advice being shared on how to climb out of it, but maybe some recent research from Rob Gray, a motor control researcher, might help Pujols and the rest of us understand these valleys of performance.

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Tags: Focus, Sports Performance, Stress, Pressure

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Step Your Game Intelligence Up

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For the first time, neuroscientists have found a link between general cognitive abilities and sports success. Swedish researchers concluded that soccer players who possess the ability to process information faster and make quick decisions have a leg up on the competition. The New York Times recently reported on this discovery:

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Tags: Focus, Sports Performance, Soccer

Blogs

Movement

Mark Verstegen’s Hip-Strengthening Workout for Women

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

Live Better

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.