Posts in Guest Writers 2018
Creating Their Path-4 Steps Towards Athlete Accountability and Commitment

Rather than discuss distances and performances, we talk about where we want to be and how we are going to get there.  What follows are four steps I have incorporated at Nazareth College that has helped me develop more positive relationships with my throwers by working together to create a path that gives them the best opportunity to be successful.

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Women in Weightlifting (Canadian Edition)- Guest Writer Lilli Carr

When given the opportunity to write this article I really wanted to showcase Canadian weightlifters that inspire me and shine the spotlight on their accomplishments. While there are a number of different weightlifters who have left their legacy the women I chose to highlight have had long standing careers and have represented Canada a number of different times on the world stage.” -Lilli Carr

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I AM- The Everyday Lifter

I cannot tell you how many times I have written this article in my head.  The title has always been the same, but the list of topics continues to grow as I progress and learn in this sport.  I want to tell the whole wide world about the sport of weightlifting, and now is my chance.  This sport is an absolutely wonderful sport with many benefits.  Though, it is a tough sport, it is for everyone!  Especially you! 

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Sarah Van Leuven: Here's My Story

Several years ago, I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). PCOS is a condition where hormone imbalances create cysts on a female’s ovaries. Some of the symptoms include weight gain, and even diabetes due to the insulin resistance that comes along with the condition.

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Tadzia Toote: Here's My Story

I 122% drank all the kool aide Crossfit had to offer. I didn’t (and still don’t) care what others said about Crossfit being a high risk of injury. I also forget about wanting “killer legs”. I dove into push ups, burpees, air squats, 400/800 m runs, slam balls, wallballs, kettle bell swings, box jumps, double unders, pull ups, sit ups and thrusters – wholeheartedly. I loved crossfit, I still do, probably always will.

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Counter Balance Technique

To maintain the vertical integrity of the CCGS, the forward trunk inclination is counterbalanced by the rearward movement of the pelvis/butt.   The authors suggest that the most effective mechanics for the half squat involve the continuum of counterbalance of the COG shift between forward movement of upper trunk and rearward movement of the pelvis/butt.  

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“BEAUTY IS IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER” LOVING OURSELVES 101

We hear a lot about body image these days and there is what I would call a trend towards young girls being more inclined to look and feel athletic, as opposed to being skinny and wanting to look like, oh I don’t know, an underfed underwear model?? This was not the case when I was growing up and although in a perfect world we would all take the difficulties of our teen years and forget about them, some things are harder to shake off than others and they become a part of who we are as we grow into women.

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