Dragon Conditioning - Agawam

Dragon Conditioning provides consulting on how an athlete can improve the following skills: Speed, Conditioning, Agility, Quickness, Flexibility, Mobility and teamwork. Clinics and private training are available.

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#16 Benefits-Gyrification

If there is one positive to this pandemic, are the opportunities to slow down. I have found that there are more times throughout the day to practice mindfulness and meditation. One of the benefits to these practices is something called "Gyrification". Everyone has seen a picture of a brain before. If you haven't, look up! See those folds and wrinkles? Gyrification is when the brain creates more folds. [ 122 more words ]
http://coachbenj.home.blog/2020/04/01/16-benefits-gyrification/

coachbenj.home.blog If there is one positive to this pandemic, are the opportunities to slow down. I have found that there are more times throughout the day to practice mindfulness and meditation. One of the benefits …

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What a crazy couple of weeks!

I hope everyone is healthy and safe! As an educator, I have been busy putting together my "Distance Learning" plan. It is coming along and so far the students have been engaged and working hard. When I haven't been doing that, I have been working on my online course on Stress and what we can do about it. Seems like a good time to launch it. If you are interested or know a teacher who might be, please share out this link. Stay healthy and safe! www.teacherstoolbox.thinkific.com
http://coachbenj.home.blog/2020/03/25/what-a-crazy-couple-of-weeks/

coachbenj.home.blog I hope everyone is healthy and safe! As an educator, I have been busy putting together my “Distance Learning” plan. It is coming along and so far the students have been engaged and work…

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Just a reminder, if you are (or someone you know) might be interested in my online course on Stress, it's impact on health, and what you can do about it, get on the email list! The plan is to open the course up in April.

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Update

Hey everyone! I just wanted to give you an update on what I have been up to. Lately, I have been working on an online ecourse. It is taking a lot of time setting it up, so my blog writing have been taking a little bit of a backseat. The ecourse is called "The Teacher's Toolbox". It is taking my blog posts on Stress and it's impacts on health and supercharging it! [ 43 more words ]
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coachbenj.home.blog Hey everyone! I just wanted to give you an update on what I have been up to. Lately, I have been working on an online ecourse. It is taking a lot of time setting it up, so my blog writing have been…

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#15 Benefits Part 2

Last week, I talked about how practicing mindfulness and meditation can help us become "more present". What are some of the other benefits? One of the most interesting, is reduction in pain. Pain is an alert that something is wrong. According to a 2015 Wake Forrest Baptist medical study, that having a mindfulness practice can help reduce the severity of pain. [ 295 more words ]
http://coachbenj.home.blog/2020/02/23/15-benefits-part-2/

coachbenj.home.blog Last week, I talked about how practicing mindfulness and meditation can help us become “more present”. What are some of the other benefits? One of the most interesting, is reduction in …

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#14- Benefits

Why even bother with mindfulness or meditation? What are the pros and cons? In my opinion, there is little to no downside. Other than a time commitment, I don't think there is a downside. One of the biggest upsides is the ability to remain in the present. It is said that depression comes from living in the past and anxiety is a fear of what is to come. [ 527 more words ]
http://coachbenj.home.blog/2020/02/16/14-benefits/

coachbenj.home.blog Why even bother with mindfulness or meditation? What are the pros and cons? In my opinion, there is little to no downside. Other than a time commitment, I don’t think there is a downside. One…

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#13-Gratitude

What does being grateful mean to you? The above quote is what it means to me. In today's society, it seems we focus on what we don't have and what is missing. Social media has definitely made this worse. People constantly compare themselves to what they see on Instagram or Facebook. "I wish I had that lifestyle" or "I wish I had that house" or "I wish I looked like that". [ 456 more words ]
http://coachbenj.home.blog/2020/02/09/13-gratitude/

coachbenj.home.blog What does being grateful mean to you? The above quote is what it means to me. In today’s society, it seems we focus on what we don’t have and what is missing. Social media has definitel…

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#12 Mindset- Do You Work on It?

"The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results."- Albert Einstein The mind is probably the most overlooked area to work on in order to improve one's life. At the most basic level, we are all a little narcissistic. Very rarely to we ever view ourselves at the root cause of many our problems. [ 550 more words ]
http://coachbenj.home.blog/2020/02/02/12-mindset-do-you-work-on-it/

coachbenj.home.blog “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”- Albert Einstein The mind is probably the most overlooked area to work on in order to…

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#11 Mindset Continued

"No one is coming to save you". -David Goggins from "Can't Hurt Me". Currently, I am listening to the audiobook "Can't Hurt Me" by David Goggins. If you don't know who David Goggins is, do yourself a favor and get this audiobook. What makes the audiobook great, is that it has mini-podcasts with the ghost writer and David in between chapters. [ 244 more words ]
http://coachbenj.home.blog/2020/01/25/11-mindset-continued/

coachbenj.home.blog “No one is coming to save you”. -David Goggins from “Can’t Hurt Me”. Currently, I am listening to the audiobook “Can’t Hurt Me” by David Goggins. If …

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Part 10# How are your thoughts?

"Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right."-Henry Ford How healthy are your thoughts? You talk to yourself more than any other person. Monitoring our thoughts are imperative. How often do you say to yourself, “There is no way I can do that!” or “I am so bad at this!” ? Being a teacher, I hear “I am terrible at math!” at least a billion times a year. [ 489 more words ]
http://coachbenj.home.blog/2020/01/18/part-10-how-are-your-thoughts/

coachbenj.home.blog “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.”-Henry Ford How healthy are your thoughts? You talk to yourself more than any other person. Monitori…

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#9 Mindset

In my last post, I talked about New Years and goals. Congrats! Making a decision or picking a goal is a step in the right direction. But, what does your mindset look like? You talk to yourself more than anybody else throughout the day, what are these conversations like? I'm sure you have heard this old Cherokee story before about a grandson talking with his grandfather. [ 241 more words ]
http://coachbenj.home.blog/2020/01/05/9-mindset/

coachbenj.home.blog In my last post, I talked about New Years and goals. Congrats! Making a decision or picking a goal is a step in the right direction. But, what does your mindset look like? You talk to yourself more…

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Happy New Year!!! I hope everyone is having a great start to the year. Recently added a new tool to the toolbox at Dragon. The Dashr Timing system has come in!www.dashrsystems.com. Hand timed drills can have a lot of human error in it and this device will remove that and will make timing more accurate. That being said, I am leaning towards having a few clinics throughout the year instead of a summer program. Also, I would like to branch out to youth teams and conduct clinics and evaluations for those teams and help them become faster and more agile. If you know of a team that might be interested in me coming in an holding a clinic, please send me a DM. I hope this is your fastest year ever!

dashrsystems.com Electronic timing gates for athletic performance testing competitive price. Dashr lasers are wireless, accurate, and simple to use via a mobile app.

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#8-Goals

New Years Day is upon us. Here comes the "New Year, New Me!" posts on social media. People will pledge to eat better, exercise, save more money etc etc. They will make a hundred different goals. And to quote one of my favorite teachers Yoda. "That is why you fail". Don't get me wrong, setting new goals is a great thing to do. [ 123 more words ]
http://coachbenj.home.blog/2019/12/30/8-goals/

coachbenj.home.blog New Years Day is upon us. Here comes the “New Year, New Me!” posts on social media. People will pledge to eat better, exercise, save more money etc etc. They will make a hundred differe…

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#7 The Stress Bucket

Many things in life add to what some call "The Stress Bucket". This is not a new concept and people have different opinions of what the stress bucket looks like. Here is mine. Imagine that your ability to manage and handle stress is a bucket. Buckets are used to hold things like water. Now, if you continue to add water to the bucket, it will overflow. [ 607 more words ]
http://coachbenj.home.blog/2019/12/29/7-the-stress-bucket/

coachbenj.home.blog Many things in life add to what some call “The Stress Bucket”. This is not a new concept and people have different opinions of what the stress bucket looks like. Here is mine. Imagine t…

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Every year, many people complain about the holidays and it stresses them out. I understand why. There is shopping, cooking, cleaning, baking, wrapping presents, decorating etc etc etc. It is easy to be overwhelmed by the demand. But, it doesn't have to be that way. Please try to remember the spirit of the holiday, it doesn't matter if you are religious or not. [ 143 more words ]
http://coachbenj.home.blog/2019/12/24/merry-christmas-and-happy-holidays/

coachbenj.home.blog Every year, many people complain about the holidays and it stresses them out. I understand why. There is shopping, cooking, cleaning, baking, wrapping presents, decorating etc etc etc. It is easy t…

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#6 The Five Areas of Stress

Over the last few weeks, I have discussed how stress impacts us. From what it is, the different types of stress, to how it affects us at the level of the brain, and physical responses. Where does all the stress come from? Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash Here is a short activity. Before you read on any farther, get out a pen or paper or make a document on your device. [ 287 more words ]
http://coachbenj.home.blog/2019/12/15/6-the-five-areas-of-stress/

coachbenj.home.blog Over the last few weeks, I have discussed how stress impacts us. From what it is, the different types of stress, to how it affects us at the level of the brain, and physical responses. Where does a…

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#5 Physical Effects of Stress

This is going to be a short and sweet post. Going deep into physical effects, I think will only bring on more stress for people. I think if we can address the mental side of stress, it will take care of most physical effects. In the last post, we discussed what stress does to us at the level of the brain. [ 419 more words ]
http://coachbenj.home.blog/2019/12/13/5-physical-effects-of-stress/

coachbenj.home.blog This is going to be a short and sweet post. Going deep into physical effects, I think will only bring on more stress for people. I think if we can address the mental side of stress, it will take ca…

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#4 Prolonged Exposure to Stress Hormones

The brain Hamster wheel What happens when we can't turn the noise down? What if we are consistently spinning the proverbial hamster wheel? There are some severe consequences if we can't keep our stress hormones in check. If you look at the quote from my first post "90% of all doctors visits are stress related", you can probably start connecting some dots. [ 629 more words ]
http://coachbenj.home.blog/2019/12/06/4-prolonged-exposure-to-stress-hormones/

coachbenj.home.blog The brain Hamster wheel What happens when we can’t turn the noise down? What if we are consistently spinning the proverbial hamster wheel? There are some severe consequences if we can’t…

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