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Dehydration Affects Mental Toughness and Performance

Up to 75% of the body’s weight is made up of water; thus, staying hydrated is an important component of increased performance and staying on top of your mental game. Hydration is needed to sustain performance and is decreased through intense exercise and sweat (Online Mental Trainer, 2011). Intense exercise and sweating can lead to [...]

The Pros and Cons of Homeschooling

By Dr. Bob Neff (Based off of an article by Isabel Shaw, FamilyEducation.com) Homeschooling is becoming more popular every day, with a growth rate of 7 to 15 percent per year. There are about two million children currently learning at home. Homeschooled kids do well on standardized tests, are welcome at colleges and universities, and [...]

Why Physical Training Is Not Enough

There’s a big misunderstanding about mental training that I hear most every day: “all you need to be mentally tough is long hours in the gym.” Obviously 25-35hrs a week of “deliberate practice” is critically important to gymnastic success, but is physical training really all you need? The mission of Mental Training, Inc. (MTI) as [...]