Treat Your Uninformed Critics Like You Would a Toddler

Most people don’t get too upset at anything a two-year-old kid says to them.

Source: The toddler strategy

This is not to say that you should ignore/dismiss all criticism you receive.

We all can learn from others’ criticisms of us. But it’ll probably be obvious which of your critics are people who are criticising just for the sake of criticising and which actually have your best interests in mind. For the former, wait for them to grow up…or not.

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Ladies: Don’t Be Afraid of Chest Workouts

Workouts that include dedicated chest routines will improve your upper body strength, posture, and confidence. Unfortunately, many ladies discount these chest-acular benefits from fear based on misguided notions. Here’s what you need to know about chest exercises and how they actually affect your—ahem—ta-tas.

Source: Ladies: Don’t Be Afraid of Chest Workouts

It’s another myth that needs to die.

Psychology: How to Boost Athletic Performance

A new study into the secrets of sporting success has found that a massive 20 per cent of performance outcomes are driven purely by psychological factors, so we look at how you can put in your best ever cycling performance with the right mix of motivation, confidence and self belief.

The study, completed by Professor of Sports Psychology Andy Lane of Wolverhampton University, was an investigation into the difference between winners and losers in sport. It was commissioned by grassroots sports supporters Grant’s Whisky. Lane found that while physical fitness, skill and biomechanical factors are essential components to sporting success – contributing to 80 per cent of performance outcomes – 20 per cent is down to psychology.

Source: How to boost cycling performance with psychology

Visualization has been a talking point for decades.  I’ve made shots others didn’t think possible, and talked myself out of things I later found I could ride over.  Successfully doing it is inspiring, and being consistently successful builds self belief…