Who is Stephen Curry? How does Curry handle the pressures of being in the NBA? Stephen Curry was a recent guest on the Smartless podcast, in which he talked about his life and impressive career as a basketball player. As one of the greatest basketball players today, he opens up about handling high expectations and balancing career ambitions with his personal life. Keep reading if you want to know more about Curry beyond what you see on the court.
Why is Stephen Curry the best basketball player? What’s the importance of team culture in basketball? In an episode of Smartless, Stephen Curry shines a light on the philosophy that helped him become a renowned basketball player. He emphasizes the importance of a team mentality that improves players’ performance on the court. Read below for Curry’s basketball philosophy that motivates him during every game.
How intense is Zone 2 exercise? What are its benefits? How much of it should you do every week? According to physician Peter Attia, Zone 2 exercise is part and parcel of a long and healthy life. He contends that the earlier you start building a healthful exercise habit, the better chance you have of circumventing mental and physical decline. Continue reading to learn about Attia’s Zone 2 exercise recommendations.
When you exercise, do you push your limits? What’s the best way to raise your VO2 max? According to Peter Attia, VO2 max exercise ultimately enables you to do more challenging physical activities. It also helps you extend your life and its quality. That’s why he recommends it as part of a longevity-focused exercise program. Read more to learn about the benefits of a high VO2 max and how to achieve it.
How much muscle mass do you have? How’s your muscle mass connected to your overall health? According to Peter Attia, strength training is a key to longevity. If you want to live a long and healthy life, you need to prevent chronic disease. Metabolic health is a major aspect of this prevention, and it’s easier to achieve metabolic health when you have high muscle mass. Keep reading to learn about strength training for health over the long term.
What are you learning right now? Can you see yourself nailing it? Visualizing isn’t just about seeing yourself on the other side of a challenge. It’s more about mentally rehearsing the way you break through to the other side. In his book Mastery, educator George Leonard says that mental rehearsals will help get you on the master’s path. Keep reading to discover how to visualize learning and performing the skills and processes of your craft.
Would you like to add quality years to your life? What do you envision doing when you’re older? Do you want to keep tending your garden, playing golf, or competing in 5Ks? According to physician Peter Attia, exercise is the number one habit you can practice to improve your health. As he writes in his book Outlive, consistent exercise significantly increases your lifespan and helps ward off all the major chronic diseases. Read more to learn about the difference exercise makes and the three types of workouts Attia recommends.
How many reps and sets should you do during your workouts? Why is double progression effective? Personal trainer Michael Matthews recommends a workout program based on progressive overload—a workout approach that maximizes muscle growth. One way of applying progressive tension overload is double progression. Keep reading to learn about the double progression method and why it works so well.
What’s the most significant driver of muscle growth? How often should you strength train? How can you make sure you cover all of the major muscle groups? Michael Matthews promotes progressive tension overload—a workout approach that maximizes muscle growth. In his book Bigger Leaner Stronger, he teaches you how to apply this technique to your personal fitness goals and get strong and healthy fast. Continue reading to understand the principles of the Bigger Leaner Stronger workout and to learn how to create a plan for yourself.
How can you neutralize the urgency of temptations? What are some ways you can minimize distractions while you exercise? Even if you’re motivated to get and stay fit and have an excellent plan to do it, temptations can creep in and get you off track. Michael Matthews, a certified personal trainer and the founder of Legion Athletics, shares three tips to help you build up your willpower while you build up your body. Keep reading for this practical advice that will improve your fitness discipline.