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What is Mental Toughness?

What do you think of when you hear the words ‘mental toughness’? I tend to think about athletes who never quit or give up. I think about athletes who love working hard and welcome any challenge presented to them. Mentally tough athletes can deal with adversity and struggle in a way that ends in positive…
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The Concept of Obstacles

In a recent conversation I had with an old colleague of mine (whom I consider to be one of my mentors) the topic of roadblocks and obstacles came up. I asked him how he dealt with these kinds of impediments during his career (he is an extremely accomplished football coach), and how he continues to…
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5 Myths About Collegiate Training and Athletics

Daniel Jahn, CSCS, USAW University of Washington Strength & Conditioning 1. I have to be the best player on my team to get recruited. You never have to be the best player on the team to stand out. It only takes one coach to like you to get a scholarship. Talent isn't the only thing…
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A Piece of Advice for Aspiring Collegiate Athletes

Daniel Jahn, CSCS, USAW Co-Owner, Director of Training and Education Maximum Sports Conditioning      Recently, I was lucky enough to be able to ask Don Talbot a question. For those of you who have never heard of Don Talbot, he is a former Canadian and Australian swimming coach, alleged to be one of the…
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