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A Cultural Revolution: From Jogging to Cognitive Training

Cognitive training is still a fairly new concept, and it likely will not become a part of every athlete’s training regimen immediately–but it truly is an emerging market. Continue reading “A Cultural Revolution: From Jogging to Cognitive Training”

Mental Toughness: How the Patriots used superior cognitive skills to spark a comeback for the ages

Everyone witnessed the Patriots incredible victory in Super Bowl LI to beat the Atlanta Falcons– but not many people know about the amazing cognitive ability that was required by each player for this great comeback. Let’s break it down:

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How Athletes Keep Their Brains in Shape

In sports, reaction and anticipation are core elements that separate legendary players from their peers. Wayne Gretzky, the greatest hockey player of his generation, noted that a truly great player skates to where the puck is going.

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Beyond Freak Athletic Talent: The Cognitive Abilities That Make a Great Basketball Player

Tall. Fast. Quick. Strong. Explosive. Incredible wing-span. Absurd vertical jump. Basketball players, especially those in the NBA, are absolutely “freak athletes.”

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Part II. The Solution: Are Concussions Leading to Torn ACLs?

So, how can an athlete train his or her brain to regain normal motor function, attentional resource allocation, and neuromuscular impairments?  Continue reading “Part II. The Solution: Are Concussions Leading to Torn ACLs?”

Part I. The Problem: Are Concussions Leading to Torn ACLs?

 

Yes–athletes who have had a concussion are experiencing more lower body injuries, which includes the dreaded ACL tear. But why? How can a brain injury result in injuring your knee?

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Train Your Brain. Elevate Your Game.

You’re an NFL General Manager of a team coming off of a 1-15 season and have the #1 overall pick. You desperately need a franchise quarterback. Who do you take?

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Mental Preparation: 7 Reasons Why Malcolm Butler Saved the Patriots

Most people have watched Malcolm Butler’s interception in Super Bowl XLIX to help the New England Patriots defeat the Seattle Seahawks– but not many people know about the amazing cognitive skills that this required. Let’s break it down:

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Pre-Snap: How to Identify a Play Before it Happens

You’re probably thinking: “Identifying a play before it happens? Impossible.” But, if you study enough and know which cues to look for, yes, you just may be able to figure out what the offense is doing before they even snap the ball. Take the following scenario:

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