athlete journals

This week I focused on listening to the messages my body is giving me and adjusting my training accordingly.
I competed in the Elite class for the recent Tactical Strength Challenge, and now I'm ready for SFG 2 next week.
I have a short break from school, and I'm taking the time to up my intensity and have fun with my training.
Ramping up my training volume, especially on weak areas and without sacrificing intensity, is doing me a lot of good.
Valerie Worthington's journals portray the immense value and annoying struggles of competing in BJJ.
Last Saturday I competed in the New York Open and lost my very first match to a guy who beat me two years ago.
I had high expectations going into my match on Saturday, but it didn't go as I had planned.
I've gotten a lot of questions about squat periodization lately. Here's an explanation of what I do and why.
Although I wasn't as prepared as I usually am, last weekend's tournament turned out to be a huge success.
The start of the 2014 figure season is coming up, and to be honest, I'm not sure whether I want to compete or not.
Three weeks out from StrongFirst, my kettlebell work is going strong and I've continued to integrate yoga in my training.
This was a lighter training week due to school, sickness, and preparation for the Boston Open next weekend.
For aesthetic and strength-building reasons, I've been doing higher reps in my training these days.
Most of this week was spent working on mobility and trying to alleviate aches and pains, but it was worth it.
Since I began competing in combat sports, this is the least technically, physically, and mentally prepared that I have ever been.
My volume was a lot lower this week, but I still got in some quality work on the squat and bench.
Spring break came to a close this week, and I wasn't ready. Fortunately, my training helped me get through it.