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Just Imagine: You Can Improve Your Mental Toughness

You’re in the lead, heart pounding, racing forward through the pain toward the finish. In the last moments, you see your competition come up next to you. Do you have what it takes to win? More often than we might think, the difference between first and second, between winning and losing, between making the cutoff […]

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Super Bowl 51 and the Psychology of Losing

Super Bowl season is upon us.  This Sunday, at NRG Stadium in Houston, TX, the New England Patriots will meet the Atlanta Falcons to determine the 2017 NFL championship.  To the winner will go the spoils: the Lombardi trophy, homecoming parades, changes in team culture, fortifications of team and individual legacies.  To the loser?  Well, that’s […]

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The Importance of Deliberate Practice

Practice makes perfect. If you’re an athlete, you’ve probably heard this a few thousand times throughout your life. Practice is necessary to improve health, build confidence, gain a better understanding of rules and regulations, and also try out new techniques. But how can practice really bring out peak performance? When athletes partake in “deliberate practice,” […]

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Rivalry: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

We’ve all heard our coach say, “We are going up against our biggest rivals tonight. Let’s go out there and beat them!” Our rivals may be our greatest enemy, but they are also our best motivators. Why else would we fight so hard to beat them? If we didn’t have any rivals, there would be […]

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Meet Carly Jacobsen

Meet Carly Jacobsen

Premier is excited to welcome Carly Jacobsen to our team! Read this Q&A to learn more about our new team member: Let’s start with a fun fact about yourself. I love to snowboard and wakeboard. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? If I could travel anywhere I would go to […]

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Embrace Your Shake Like Phil Hansen

Phil Hansen was going to school to become an artist when he discovered something that he thought would end his career before it even began. He had developed a shake in his hand from using pointillism—a painting technique in which small dots are applied in patterns to form a single image. Because he could no […]

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Keep Your Athletes Safe: Stay Informed About Their Hearts

For athletes, heart health is one of the many benefits of maintaining the active lifestyle that they do; however, having a heart with structural changes to cope with athletic demands can sometimes come with complications. Symptoms such as chest pain, dizziness, shortness of breath, passing out, and irregular heart beats are all signs to go […]

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Meet Alexa-Jane Hoidahl

Meet Alexa-Jane Hoidahl

Premier would like to welcome Alexa-Jane Hoidahl to our team! Read this Q&A to learn more about our new intern. Let’s start with a fun fact about yourself. I will be graduating college at the age of 20. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? Norway, Bali, or Greece. Do […]

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