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New Book for Student-Athletes: Beneath the College Jersey by Marten Vandervelde
by coachquam
posted August 29, 2014 at 7:35pm

Listen to the interview with Erica Quam and Marten Vandervelde on The Inner Circle for Women Who Coach - a brand new resource for women who coach...more

Top U.S. Ocean Surfski Paddler Beata Cseke Talks About Growing Women's Surfski
by WomenCANIntl
posted July 25, 2014 at 12:21am

Beata Cseke is an extraordinary athlete and human being.  Besides being one of the top ocean surfski paddlers in the U.S., she is an incredibly kind person who genuinely wants to help women and girls at any level get into surfski paddling and enjoy t...more

I Don’t Want to Become a Stiff, Sore, Old Person
by Mariah Burton Nelson: BEYOND WORKOUTS - Think of Yourself as an Athlete
posted January 26, 2014 at 5:37pm

I don’t want to become an old person with sore joints. Is this inevitable? Maybe. Frankly, I’m already a middle-aged person with sore joints. But I have a hypothesis: Stiff, sore people get that way by “baking” muscular tension ...more

A Splash-Free Life?
by Mariah Burton Nelson: BEYOND WORKOUTS - Think of Yourself as an Athlete
posted December 21, 2013 at 5:15pm

What would it mean to lead a splash-free life? To splash is “to cause water or other liquid to move in a noisy or messy way.” In swimming, leading a splash-free life means gliding smoothly forward, without wastefully dissipating one&rsq...more

Never Ever Give Up a blog post inspired by @diananyad
by EmilyAzevedo
posted September 10, 2013 at 3:40pm

I don’t know Diana Nyad nor had I followed her extreme dream before this her fifth and final attempt of swimming the 110 miles from Cuba to Florida.  I found myself glued to the television cheering the 64 year old on and tearing up as she limp...more

Never Ever Give Up a blog post inspired by @diananyad
by EmilyAzevedo
posted September 10, 2013 at 3:40pm

I don’t know Diana Nyad nor had I followed her extreme dream before this her fifth and final attempt of swimming the 110 miles from Cuba to Florida.  I found myself glued to the television cheering the 64 year old on and tearing up as she limp...more

Pregnant for Gold
by SportyEsquire
posted August 16, 2013 at 5:56pm

With all the talk lately about doping, I’ve naturally been thinking about female athletes and performance enhancers.  Ladies want to win just as much as men do, so it should be no surprise that women’s sports are replete with ...more

We make exercise scary: A failure of the physical education system
by The Rabbit Hole
posted August 1, 2013 at 9:02pm

We make exercise scary.  By 'we' I mean everyone involved in sport, physical activity, and health.  I mean that 'we' as a collective group have failed at fostering a love for physical movement.  A couple of posts ago I wrote about how excit...more

My Athlete life by @emilyazevedo
by EmilyAzevedo
posted July 29, 2013 at 10:33am

My life as an athlete has been a small amount of luck, a hell of a lot of hard work and an indefinite amount of sacrifice.  I wish I could say that an Olympic athlete’s life is as glamorous as society would assume, but our jobs are a bit unort...more

Training Quote of the Day
by Total Female Hockey Club
posted July 11, 2013 at 10:56pm

When I got to my computer on Monday morning, I opened up an email that included this quote and it has inspired my whole week: We do not rise to the level of our expectations. We fall to the level of our training. Now that we’re about 7 weeks away ...more

Finding the right yoga teacher
by Pretty Tough
posted July 8, 2013 at 9:59pm

In order to find a quality yoga instructor, you need to know what to look for. Since there is no universal certification program for yoga teachers, not all of them are created equal as you can see by the following example. I had been practicing yoga in m...more

Integrate New Supplements Into Your Diet
by jschonb
posted May 16, 2013 at 12:15pm

When it comes to include supplements in your diet, for building muscles or for vitamins, it is important to take them on a daily basis. When you start to take a new supplement, you have to get guidance about when is the best time to take it and the exerci...more

by SportyEsquire
posted April 15, 2013 at 9:15am

Want an extra boost so you can power through that last mile of your run or lift that extra ten pounds?  Want to feel energized throughout your entire workout?  Unfortunately, this article won’t tell you how to do any of those things, but...more

Women In Sports: Interview with a Physical Therapist
by SportyEsquire
posted March 26, 2013 at 8:18am

From time to time I will highlight women with careers in sports to give readers a perspective on the vast influence that woman can and do have on the lives of athletes. Today’s interview is with former GladiatHer, Dr. Shefali Patel, PT, a Physi...more

Everything in Moderation: Do we make good choices about our health?
by The Rabbit Hole
posted January 17, 2013 at 9:53pm

Photo from eurweb.comIt's the beginning of a new year, which means (a) your gym is probably packed with new people who you will see a few times and then never again, or (b) YOU are that person joining a gym.  Everyone is talking about health these days, ...more

5 Habits Worth “Giving Up” This Year
by Balanced Health and Nutrition
posted January 3, 2013 at 8:29pm

For many people, New Years Resolutions are set so they “make up” for all the “bad stuff” over the holidays. Usually the resolutions involve unrealistic and irrational goals and whole categories of foods they are going to “give up”, but that b...more

Holiday eating strategy (Byline to Finish line blog)
by Byline to Finish Line
posted December 19, 2012 at 8:01am

The flat screen televisions hang in a row at the front of the room, perched as distractions for treadmill sufferers, like myself. Interval workouts this time of year (even with the balmy temperatures) put me inside on the treadmill. Boring? Yes. Unbearabl...more

Regrouping after a disappointing race
by Fast at Forty
posted December 11, 2012 at 7:59am

A key race comes with a lot of emotional and physical investment. The hours spent training and mentally preparing are too numerous to count. Anticipating the event can cause moments of excitement nestled in an anxiety ridden wrapper. Thoughts of well exec...more

Mitigating the Pain of Overtraining
by Performance Nutrition
posted November 20, 2012 at 8:26am

In college our cross country coach would often tell us to run an easy 60 minutes on Sundays after our Saturday races. The temptation to run further, just to see how long I could go, was too much and I’d often be out there for 2 hours (not to mention...more

Marathons: Tips from a Pro ... maybe
by Felicity (Fawkes) Hawksley
posted November 6, 2012 at 8:18pm

I've always been one for experiments. Us sisters, when we were little, ate some dry dog food, just to see what it tasted like (salty). Then there was the time that, aged about 9, I convinced my little sister to let me lick her eyeball, just to see wha...more

Breast cancer: Give yourself fighting chance
by Performance Nutrition
posted November 4, 2012 at 12:35pm

Breast cancer awareness month is over but the fight to find a cure and discuss prevention strategies shouldn’t take a backseat just because the pink ribbons are slowly disappearing from store shelves. If this disease hasn’t touched you, it wil...more

Save Money – Make Your Own Flexible Ice Packs
by Sports Girls Play
posted September 11, 2012 at 10:06pm

With three athletes in the house, it seems like one of them is always looking for an ice bag to help with an ache or pain. I have long used a bag of frozen vegetables as ice bags because the flexible ice packs you buy at the store can run between $8-12 de...more

The New Home Gym
by Pretty Tough
posted August 29, 2012 at 12:58pm

No wheels? Can’t catch a ride to the gym? No worries.  There are new digital tools being applied to the fitness sector that can make working out easier than ever. It’s unlikely that they’ll replace the gym entirely, but live streami...more

More Muscle Milk!
by Pretty Tough
posted July 25, 2012 at 12:07pm

This week I participated in an intensive workout by fitness and health expert Jennifer Cohen. After each workout  I drank a Muscle Milk Protein Nutrition Shake to help refuel my body. My workout consisted of seven 60-second exercises, one 30-second ...more

Muscle Milk and Jennifer Cohen's Boot Camp Review
by stephaniemp
posted July 25, 2012 at 8:54am

I mentioned early last week that I was embarking on the challenge of the summer! Okay, maybe that's a little extreme. What really happened was that for one week I replaced my runs with Jennifer Cohen's boot camp workout. I also tried out Muscle Milk aft...more

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