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Knowledge Is Power: Fitness Stuff to Read 9/01/2016

Knowledge Is Power: Fitness Stuff to Read 9/01/2016

What the what?

It’s September?!

Not only did I run myself into the ground and black out this Summer, a myriad of things happened that I forgot to celebrate.

First, I got my Master’s in Exercise Science and Injury Prevention in July.

Second, I came close to moving out to Portland, Oregon and accepting a job at Adidas. In the end, I realized the thought of leaving my soccer players and business behind made me cry like a wimp. Don’t get me wrong, I was grateful for even being given this opportunity, but I had to follow my heart space over “full-time job with benefits.”

Third, I ran my first soccer strength and conditioning camp without having any casualties.

And fourth, I fought off trolls and remained a single woman.

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All things to be excited about, no doubt.

Here are this week’s readings:

Low Back Pain Stretches: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – Chris Diamantakos

As I lie on my bed with a bag of frozen peas on my lumbar spine, I can’t help but smile at the perfect timing of this article. Thank you Chris Diamantakos for alleviating my pain and putting my ass to work. You’re the man.

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3 Things A Nutrition Coach Can’t Do For You – Sam McIntosh

“Coaches are allies, not miracle workers” pretty much sums up this article. Admittedly, I fucking hate going into nutritional depth with clients. At the end of the day, people will be people. There’s much more at play – psychological issues, purpose, and mindset – that clients must figure out on their own.

Strength and Conditioning Research September Issue: Mental Training – Bret Contreras

mind-muscle-connection2-e1472496747369Each month when I receive the latest edition of Strength and Conditioning Research, I get a female boner. Even better, this month turned out to be the mental training issue. Okay, now I just jizzed my pants. If any of you want to avoid peer-reviewed research jargon, check out this summary on mental training and strength gains from Bret Contreras. It’s awesome.

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