Are Physical Limits All in Our Heads?



September 25, 2017

Are Physical Limits All in Our Heads?

This empowering idea is now ubiquitous. For the ambitious athlete who seeks to overcome a favored foe or break through to a new level of performance, the right attitude to overcoming obstacles is laid out clearly by the king of self-help books, Norman Vincent Peale, in “The Power of Positive Thinking”: “Just stand up to it, that’s all, and don’t give way under it, and it will finally break,” Peale counsels.

The Use of RPE in Team Sports – SimpliFaster

The use of the RPE scale is growing in popularity in team sports because data collection is easy and accurately assesses the internal load placed on athletes during a training session. Coaches can take this data to plan sessions with specific intensities and manipulate training loads to fit into microcyles.

Penn State’s James Franklin Monitoring Football Players’ Sleep With WHOOP

When you wake up on Saturday morning to watch your favorite college football team, you’re seeing the finished product. Those four quarters are the culmination of a lot more than a few practices throughout the week. To be your best, a delicate balance of study, nutrition, rehab and mental prep must be achieved.

E-skin – The multi-Activity Tracking Smart Apparel by Xenoma – Sports Wearable

E-skin is a motion and health tracking wearable tech with the wires and sensors integrated onto traditional textiles. The creators of E-skin, Xenoma, a spin-off from the University of Tokyo, say they are the poineers and the first ones to develop the Printed Circuit Fabric or PCF technology.

NBA academy opens in Australia to help budding talent

An NBA academy has opened at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra, which shares its facilities with Basketball Australia’s Centre of Excellence. NBA academies are not new, with three in China already and one each in India and Africa. The difference is the Australian academy includes athletes from across the globe.

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