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4 Secret Skills That Unlock Your Potential

Potential2

Mental prep that makes you a better athlete

Story and Photography by Bryce Barry

From a life spent in pursuit of athletic gains and extensive interviews with the best athletes in the world, these are the skills I know are worth perfecting. Improve on one or all of these and whatever your sport or passion, you’ll level up. Because unlike natural talent and potential, there is unlimited room for growth. And growth always yields gains.

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Odds Are, You're Wearing Fitness Tech

Wearable

Data being mined and analyzed to boost the effectiveness of your workouts

Technology has fitness buffs in its grip. From left, Garmin 920XT $590; TomTom Multi-Sport Cardio GPS, $340; Fitbit Surge, $300; RPM2, a footbed cycling and running power meter, is part of the fitness tech revolution. It measures range of motion, force and gait analysis, $675.

Are you tracking your running mileage, calories burned or heart rate using a wearable device? If so, you are part of the biggest trend in fitness today. In its 10th annual survey of exercise pros, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) says wearable technology will be the top trend in fitness next year.

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Building Better Balance

Balance

Increase your stability to take control of your fitness

By Yana Gushchina
Photography by Tim Fraser

Balance is the ability to control your body and its centre of gravity during movement. It is key to performing everyday functional movements, making sure we stay safe by preventing falls and maximizing our sport performance.

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