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5 Steps to Building an Unshakable Team
by womenwhocoach
posted April 10, 2014 at 11:24am

Take the 5 Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni and turn those team breakers into team builders...more

L.E.A.D. from your Heart™ Program for Coaches
by womenwhocoach
posted February 26, 2014 at 6:12pm

L.E.A.D. FROM THE HEART™ PROGRAM FOR COACHES  LEARN to structure your program for success EVOLVE as a coach and as a personATTRACT the results that you want DEVELOP athletes as people Program begins March 17th; will be limited...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

4 Tips For A Great Training Camp
by Total Female Hockey Club
posted August 14, 2013 at 9:36pm

Here it comes… …Training camp is less than 2 weeks away for most teams here in the Toronto area. So while we enjoy the final few weeks of summer before hockey season goes into full swing, I wanted to pass along a few tips that you can use ...more

Putting Snap in Your Punch
by The Glowing Edge
posted August 12, 2013 at 9:19pm

Power is an open secret in boxing, and most fighters hear their coaches talking about “punching through” and “putting your body behind” a solid, powerful shot. But there is another, sneakier and equally effective method to score...more

2 Reasons Why Girls Can’t Do Pushups
by Total Female Hockey Club
posted August 8, 2013 at 9:28pm

Most girls’ hockey players hate push-ups.  And most of them aren’t very good at them either.  When I tell the players I train that we are going to do push-ups in our workout, I usually get eye rolls, groans and excuses in return. Mos...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

Byline to Finish Line: Preparation for better things
by Byline to Finish Line
posted July 24, 2013 at 2:58pm

As the cold water filled my bathtub, I slunk down, trying to submerge my body. My running clothes were stuck to my body, sweat acting as an adhesive between my skin and the wicking fabric. That did not go well. My workout was a tempo run and while I did...more

Calling all Athletes!
by EmilyAzevedo
posted July 17, 2013 at 4:19pm

Elite athletes are constantly under a media microscope and are considered role models in the eyes of society regardless if it is something they desire. In a world where the tragic stories of Aaron Hernandez and Oscar Pistorious are what’s spread ov...more

Balancing the sociologist with the personal trainer: An autoethnographical reflection
by The Rabbit Hole
posted July 15, 2013 at 9:02am

I recently attained my CanFitPro personal trainer certification and completed a boot camp instructor course.  These decisions were based on (not necessarily in the following order) (1) the fact that I have spent so much time and money in the gym that...more

Making my blood boil via Currently Running while Pregnant (@le_diable)
by Lesley Higgins: Running Before, During and After Pregnancy
posted July 12, 2013 at 8:38pm

I have seen a NY Time fitness blog posted many, many times on Facebook over the last couple days and it’s making my blood boil. It’s essentially about how a woman’s stride changes after pregnancy. it studied “a handful” of wo...more

What have you seen today?
by Byline to Finish Line
posted July 1, 2013 at 9:48pm

“What have you seen today?” “Nothing good.” It’s one of the classic exchanges in one of my favorite movies. Remember the premise in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” was for Ferris to help bring his best friend, C...more

Are you mentally tough?
by Fast at Forty
posted July 1, 2013 at 9:37pm

What is mental toughness? This concept is bandied about in the sports world, often used recklessly. Is it mentally tough to forge through a race injured, bleeding or puking? Or, is it mentally tough to train while sick or when the weather is shitty? Perha...more

Get Your Mental Game In Gear
by Total Female Hockey Club
posted July 1, 2013 at 9:35pm

As hockey players and coaches, we often focus the majority of our time and energy on the physical side of the game. From on-ice practices to off-ice training, most of our resources go directly towards the “hockey” side of things. But as base...more

4 Ways to Improve Your Boxing Starting Today
by The Glowing Edge
posted June 25, 2013 at 9:23pm

Sometimes you get in a rut at the gym. You work your way through the same tired-ass routine and come out feeling like you’re not making any major moves forward in your game. Sometimes it just takes a simple suggestion or a new idea to get you movi...more

A training journal full of evidence
by Byline to Finish Line
posted May 17, 2013 at 7:34pm

It was the night before the half marathon in Louisville when I had an email exchange with a college running coach. I was nervous and uncertain of what the race would bring. She urged me to look back over my training journal. As I glanced over the pages, I...more

Being Stressed Out! Bad for You and Your Health
by Balanced Health and Nutrition
posted April 15, 2013 at 8:19pm

A full 43 percent of U.S. adults suffer adverse health effects from stress, according to an American Psychological Association (APA) study. Jobs, money and health are cited as the “top three” sources of stress. A little stress can be okay, bu...more

DON'T GET JACK3D: BEWARE OF THE "NATURAL" SUPPLEMENT
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

Praying to the Turnover Gods
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted March 25, 2013 at 2:31pm

I've had two S.I. episodes this week, but the last one was not near as bad as the first so I feel like I'm headlong back in the right direction. I saw Jack Weimer for an hour, I did strength everyday. I'm running a large amount of miles, and with the exce...more

Bring on the Compression 110%: “Squeeze Me, Freeze Me” (via @LaurenFleshman)
by Ask Lauren Fleshman
posted March 12, 2013 at 7:26pm

Every once in a while, someone comes up with an idea that makes you go Duh! Why didn’t I think of this? How has this not been invented before? These guys made me say "Duh" big time. That happened to me last December when I was in Austin for &...more

What Makes Sparring with New Boxers Really Good, or Really Awful
by The Glowing Edge
posted March 11, 2013 at 7:55pm

Thursday night is sparring night in our gym. Not everyone gets to spar; only the boxers who have been showing up regularly, putting in hard work, listening to the coach, and proving that they want to move up are invited into the ring. But all that does...more

Prepping For My First LA Marathon
by Pretty Tough
posted March 5, 2013 at 9:00am

Author Wendy Gwo  - Image credit:  Edward Arenberg What would happen if I just sat down and cried for a few minutes? I wondered to myself at mile 16 of my 21 mile training run last Saturday. My IT band in my left leg was killing me and the en...more

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