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Welcome to our newsletter, in which we share the latest findings from the science of human performance and tips on how you can apply them in your own life. Our goal is simple: to help you get better at your craft, whatever your craft may be. 

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November 12, 2019


 
Performing by its nature is uncertain. Some days you have it, other days you don’t. It's easy to perform when everything clicks and you are in the zone. It's much harder to perform on an off day.
 
When it comes to performance often worry about the ceiling, the grea...

October 29, 2019

October was a good month of reading for both of us. We're in the calm before the storm of launching something new (more on that in the upcoming weeks!) so we had plenty of time to dig into books, essays, and articles. The books below are linked to Amazon given that is...

October 22, 2019

At the Canadian Olympic marathon trials, the odds on favorite was Cam Levins,  who had recently broken the 43-year old national record in the marathon. It wasn't Trevor Hofbauer, a former basketball player who had risen through the ranks of amateur running to notch a v...

October 15, 2019


Whenever we see or experience something that challenges our expectations, we search for a reason. How did I accomplish that feat or why did this happen to me? In this weekend's marathons extravaganza highlighted by Eliud Kipchoge breaking 2 hours for the marathon, the...

October 9, 2019


"If other people could hear my inner dialogue during competition, they'd think I was certifiably crazy." That refrain is one I've heard from countless people, regardless of the sport or activity they are pursuing. Our self-talk can be a strange world. One filled with...

October 2, 2019


It's been an interesting week. For those who don't know, I was a whistleblower. That identity has consumed my life for the last 7ears, hovering over me like a cloud; occasionally sending a downpour rain on my life, leaving me to be stuck, treading water.

I'm relieved...

September 26, 2019


When we start a new activity, we often do so for a simple reason: it seems enjoyable. If we fail at it or struggle, we shrug it off, knowing that more work can smooth out the wrinkles. It's simple and straightforward: If we enjoy the activity, we persist. If we want t...

September 17, 2019


Mention Testosterone and Human Growth Hormone (HGH) to a group of sports-minded folks and their mind jumps to the illegal use of performance-enhancing drugs. In fact, according to the book Game of Shadows, these two drugs were prominent in the cocktail that Barry Bond...

September 11, 2019

She started in the back, where she expected to be, but something changed halfway through the race. She was moving up, and gradually passing one runner after another, keeping a steady rhythm as others slowed. My excitement and enthusiasm grew with each passing lap. “You...

September 3, 2019


When I was 15 years old chasing my newly found obsession of running, I remember scouring the new fangled thing called the internet to try to see what the runners who were at the top of the high school ranks were doing. Alan Webb, Don Sage, Dathan Ritzenhein, Ryan Hall...

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