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The Relationship Between Arousal & Performance Part 1

By Bryan Barrett The structures for controlling arousal are located in the brain and can be demonstrated in the following example. A competitor has warmed up for the next event, yoke walk. He begins going over the event in his head, this competition is one of the biggest of the year. These thoughts lead to […]

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2015 Worlds Strongest Disabled Man

Article by Bryan Barrett The 2015 Worlds Strongest Disabled Man was held in Iceland last month on the 16th of June. The event is organized by four time World’s Strongest, Man Magnús Ver Magnússon, and Arnar Már Jónsson. The competition is divided into two separate divisions; Wheelchair and Standing. The Standing Division is for developmentally disabled

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The Relationship between Arousal and Performance: Part 2

Article By Bryan Barrett Performance will improve as arousal level increases to a point where optimum performance is achieved. If arousal levels continue to rise beyond this point, performance will begin to decline and explained by the Inverted-U Hypothesis. It’s critical to understand the “why” from Part 1, “The Relationship between Arousal & Performance Part

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