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Swimming 101

Swimming technique Like treading water, swimming is not a problem that can be solved with sheer physical effort. Your ...

Water Confidence Training

Water-based events in SOF selection are ruthlessly effective ways to reveal the interaction between mind and body. To a ...

Honest Dogs

Dogsled mushers, the people who race with sled dogs in events like the Iditarod in Alaska, use the term ...

Nutrition Fundamentals

Nutrition, like many topics covered in our book and on this website, are vast topics that people spend decades ...

Adaptation Principles

In order to understand programming, you first have to know how and why your body responds to training. When ...

Visualization

Visualization, like segmenting, is exactly what it sounds like - the practice of mentally rehearsing something before you do ...

Stress Inoculation in Practice: Cold Water Exposure

“It is according to opinion that we suffer.” - Lucius Annaeus Seneca One of the main things setting special ...

Self Talk

We’ve all got a running commentary in our heads throughout much of the day--scientists call it an “internal monologue”. ...

Reimagine, Revise, Re-store

Scientific studies of memory are a little scary, because the evidence is in, and your memory sucks. Memories are ...

Segmenting

A little-appreciated fact about selection is that a surprising amount of the quitting happens on a Sunday night or ...

Quit Tomorrow

"Such as are your habitual thoughts, such also will be the character of your mind; for the soul is ...

Events, Beliefs, and Consequences

“Nothing happens to anybody which he is not fitted by nature to bear.”  Marcus Aurelius  One of the universally ...
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