How long does negative feedback affect athletic performance? A full week, one study says:

From my column in today's Globe and Mail , a description of three very interesting experiments about how watching the right (or wrong) video or hearing the right (or wrong) words from a coach can instantly change your hormone levels and instantly make you faster and stronger (or slower and weaker): EXPERIMENT NO. 1: Motivation boost The set-up: A dozen volunteers watched six four-minute YouTube clips, one at a time, then hit the gym after viewing each film to test how much weight they could squat in three repetitions. The videos each displayed a specific emotion: sad, erotic, aggressive, “training motivational,” humorous or neutral. Saliva samples were collected before and after each showing of the videos to measure testosterone levels. The payoff: The aggressive video (a montage of big rugby hits) and the motivational video (a mixed martial arts fighter in training) cause...

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The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

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Retro revival highlights this week’s The Good, the Bad & the Ugly . An on-point Air Jordan gets props, while performance b...

The Good, the Bad & the Ugly via @NiceKicks

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Retro revival highlights this week’s The Good, the Bad & the Ugly . An on-point Air Jordan gets props, while performance b...

Raise your athletic IQ--here's how: #runningtips

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Whether you're trying to finish your first race, nail a PR, or increase your weekly mileage, runners who are most successf...

Bus and Coach News: Lost coach concessions to hit NX profits: National Express has warned th... #bus #coach #diesel

Bus and Coach News: Lost coach concessions to h...

busandcoach.com 29 Oct '12, 5pm

National Express has warned that the loss of £15million of annual concessionary coach travel income will have an impact on...

Lift off in the lightest Guide ever, the #Guide6. #FindYourStrong

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The Hurricane 14 takes premium stability and cushioning to another level with PowerGrid™ , Sauc-Fit, IBR+ and a more effic...

Bosch Year-End Sales for high performance vacuum cleaners

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Step up from the Olympic to half-iron distance with these pro tips from coach Siri Lindley (@Selts):

Step up from the Olympic to half-iron distance ...

triathlon.competitor.com 29 Oct '12, 5pm

Strength is a key component to success at the half-iron distance. “Strength comes into play in so many different ways, whe...

UAE - In search of performance

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Abu Dhabi, 2 November – As the sun set on the Yas Marina, the artificial lights lit up the latter part of the second free ...

Peak Performance #wePARK

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@GulfstreamAero announces improved performance ...

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GULFSTREAM ANNOUNCES NEW PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATIONS FOR WORLD'S FASTEST CERTIFIED BUSINESS JET G650 Flies Farther Faster W...

Study: Consumers Who Own Smartphones And Tablets Do Average Of 21 Local Searches Per Week

Study: Consumers Who Own Smartphones And Tablet...

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We know from multiple data sources that more than 90 percent of smartphone owners use maps and local search. We also know ...

Serious Materials Exits the High-Performance Wi...

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Serious Materials has abandoned its expensive venture into high-performance window manufacturing. Based in Sunnyvale, Cali...

Peter Eriksson named as the new @UKA_athletics Olympic Head Coach. Read more: #athletics

Peter Eriksson named as the new @UKA_athletics ...

uka.org.uk 29 Oct '12, 11am

UK Athletics has today named Peter Eriksson as the newly appointed Olympic Head Coach. Eriksson, who will move on from his...

[email protected] releases Fatality Incidents Study:

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USA Triathlon Releases Fatality Incidents Study By Susan Lacke Published 2 hours ago comments Tweet Share Share Print Late...