3 results for month: 02/2016

A Look Back – Women’s World Cup 2015: The Foundation of Success

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Photo: Michael Chow - USA Today Sports

  Originally written July 2015

Wow! I can’t believe it!

It has already been a month since the Women’s World Cup final, and yet I’m definitely still experiencing a high from all the emotions of that momentous final match. Can you imagine the elation the women felt when the final whistle blew? Can you imagine the relief they felt after beating Japan in the final when just four years earlier they had fallen short? Can you imagine how many games, training sessions, gym sessions it took to get there? I was fortunate to be able to travel to Canada, not only for the final but also for a number of the U.S. Women’s games. The enthusiasm surrounding each game was contagious and you could feel the excitement grow with each U.S. win.... More

#RepsForRapinoe – Side Plank

Building a strong and stable core is a crucial component to improving athletic performance and staying healthy. Did you try the Pallof Press yet?! Sneaky, hard exercise, right?! What about the:
  • Goblet Bulgarian Split Squat
  • Band Pull-Aparts
  • KB Goblet Lateral Lunge
  • 1-Arm Standing Band Row
These are great exercises to add to your repertoire.... More

#RepsForRapinoe – 1-Arm Standing Band Row

Posture affects all aspects of life. Due to hours of being slouched over at computers and cell phones, we have created a society of rounded shoulders and forward head posture. Posture has a direct effect on our performance and is the key to keeping us healthy and injury free. A great way to negate said poor posture is by performing more pulling exercises (i.e. rowing) than pushing exercises (i.e. push-ups).... More