Ignorance is NOT Bliss…Knowledge IS!!

What is Knowledge? Read carefully! Knowledge is facts, information, and skill acquired by a person through experience or education; it is the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject. The antonyms of knowledge are ignorance, imperception, and...

Why be Afraid to Work Hard?

Why is it that people often try to put down hardworking, successful individuals? Success not meaning prize possessions or material objects, but goals, happiness, and dreams. When talking to others, it is easy to say how we want to strive for more and work hard but...

Work Ethic

Work hard all the time. Not just when your coach is watching, not just when your parents are watching, not just when your teammates are watching, work hard when no one is watching AND when everyone is watching! All the training IVA offers we will always tell you the...

Can kids lift weights?…YES!

Parents ask us all the time about weightlifting for their child is it okay for them to get in the weight room if they are only 10, 11, 12 years old. The answer is yes! However, there are right ways and wrong ways to do things. A young child just starting out first and...

90% mental 10% everything else

90% mental 10% everything else! I used to ask one of my coaches a lot of questions like “How do I jump higher?”, “How do I become a better shooter?”, “How do I run faster?” He always answered these questions the same way....