Train Your Brain :: Stuff to Read This Week {January 15, 2017}


There are frequently weeks when I’m in full-on panic mode about completing the #trainyourbrain article.

You know the story.

Things start piling up and you start to wonder if that thing that you do every week is REALLY that important. Like, will anyone even miss it?

But the truth is, I do the Train Your Brain articles for me. I enjoy combing through my favorite resources and learning new things. I enjoy seeing what other people in the fitness and nutrition sphere are working on. It keeps me motivated to keep doing my thing.

So this week as the launch for Clear the Pack buried me deeper and deeper, the usual panic mode set in. Was I going to complete #trainyourbrain this week?!?

I did, obviously, because here it is. But it took a pivot; flipping the switch in my brain to remind me that this is something I do because I like it. Not because I feel obligated to it.

At the end of a long day of writing, answering emails, and launching NEW, AMAZING programs I’m super excited about, it’s nice to sit down with a cup of tea and read.

So I did.

The Top 14 Foods and Supplements for Sports Injuries

by Alina Petre, MS, RD/Authority Nutrition

Unfortunately, injuries are part of the game. They might be minor bruises, cuts, or scrapes. Or major tears and breaks. Just like with the rest of your life you can both protect yourself and speed recovery with nutrition. I’ve recently started supplementing for better joint health, I’ll let you know how it goes…

Overcoming Fear After an Injury

by Elisabeth Akinwale/Girls Gone Strong

Sometimes the most debilitating part of an injury is the fear that takes over when you try to go back to your sport. You’ve been training so hard to get back on your feet (or your skates) that you get blindsided by your inability to move on mentally. Check out this great tips and pass them on to an injured teammate.

How to Increase Your Actions Per Day (APD)

by Daniel Thrasher/NERD Fitness

I’ve been talking a lot about focus and intensity this week. This article meshes right in with that. The ability to focus on individual actions and the strides you can make with each on RATHER than waiting for the perfect moment is key to cultivating that focus. And being more successful.

5 Steps to Dealing With Disappointment in Sports

by Lauren Perry/Female Coaching Network

Just like injuries, disappoint happens in sports. You can’t win every game or execute every play to perfection. When disappointment strikes, here are some handy ways to manage it so that you can get back to playing.

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