Valerie Worthington

Valerie Worthington

 

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The grapplers out there are probably spending their holiday training. And they are also fun to poke fun at. Here are some new years’ resolutions that reflect the life of a grappler.
If Rosey Grier says it's okay to cry, then I don't feel so bad crying after BJJ or CrossFit training. Sometimes it really is okay to cry, so let's take a look at when and why it happens to all of us.
Whatever your goals are for the new year, there are some simple ways to increase your success. Follow these 4 steps, and let's work together toward our goals. We'll be more successful that way!
Do you have dreams in regards to your athletic goals? Do you have actual intentions behind those dreams? Let's discuss the difference between real intention and things you won't actually ever do.
BJJ and grappling schools are popping up everywhere. Do you know how to figure out which is a good one? And which coach is right for you? Read on for the criteria you need to make your decision.
Many of us travel for competition, as athletes and/or spectators. Have you ever thought about why it's good to do this? I have and I came up with 3 important reasons to travel to sports competitions.
Val gets bonus points for having one of the most thorough holiday wish lists this year - transporting us from home to gym, handling our equipment at the gym, and taking us home to relaxation.
The Last Headbangers has something for everyone: the most avid fan, the cultural historian, and even the disinterested family member. An honest and enlightening look at the heart of football.
I’ve decided excellence has a smell - and at times, the smell of excellence could stop a mastodon in its tracks. I've recently redefined my relationship to the smell of my teammates, and myself.
Just as they see life differently, grapplers tend to see holidays differently, too - most as interruptions to training. Here's how I imagine a calendar year of holidays through a grappler's eyes.
Although it was written in 2005, this book has a great deal of useful information on nutrition, weight-cutting, and meal planning for grapplers, wrestlers, and MMA fighters.
Along with other amazing female black belts I run the Women's Grappling Camp. It's about bringing jiu jitsu to women, bringing women together, and all of creating something much bigger than ourselves.