Posts tagged sports
Take Pride Tuesday: Attendance Equals Results

Leonardo Da Vinci once said "It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them.  They went out and happened to things." Two important factors of your fitness journey (aside from a strong mindset) is motivation and drive—just showing up and going through the motions won’t cut it. Just ask John Cisco, an Iron Lion who is in his Senior year at Xavier High School.

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The Truth about Youth Training

Youth athletics is a topic that engenders great discussion and debate among trainers, strength coaches and parents. Often, we hear stories of children and teens who push themselves (or are pushed by parents and coaches) to the physical brink within their sport only to suffer debilitating injuries that impede their athletic career.  In this article, you will find the research that proves these incidents are more pervasive than we could imagine and what we can do to prevent them. 

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Strength and Fitness Standards For Women

There exists a misconception in today’s society concerning physical standards for girls and women.  We live within a culture that encourages females to be extremely thin, an ideal that is enforced by the mainstream media.  Aside from the well-researched and documented implications of this standard (women developing anorexia nervosa, bulimia and a host of other eating or exercise related disorders), there is one that is rarely touched upon: the impact it exerts on women’s strength and fitness levels.  It follows that women refrain from lifting weights because they think they will “bulk up,” become too big or muscular and lose their feminine elegance.

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