Valerie Worthington

Valerie Worthington

 

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Chances are if you train BJJ, you've been on the receiving end of a rear naked choke. Have you ever wondered what physiological mechanisms of the choke are? Why you actually pass out?
“Go away.” This is the single best thing Jen believes parents can do to support their kids in athletics. Read on for more tips on raising athletic children and choosing the best coach for them.
How do you know when to start your kids in physical activities? And what activity do you choose? And how do you find a good coach? Expert kids coach Jen Flannery shares her advice for parents.
Krista is a nutrition, health, and fitness coach with a doctorate in women’s studies. She's run the gamut training-wise herself and has some (sassy) advice about what it is to get fit and healthy.
As a competitive woman in a male-dominated sport, muay Thai fighter-coach Roxy knows women have different needs and possess different strength. Here she discusses muay Thai training for women.
Personal trainer, professional muay Thai fighters, and business woman - Roxy Richardson has long, full days, but she found time to talk to us about the evolution of the sport.
Who doesn't love camp? You get to do fun things and make new friends. For the adult, female grapplers out there, you can STILL go to camp - Women's Grappling Camp.
We may not be motivated by the desire to demonstrate leadership qualities when we become the arbiters of our own, most authentic lives, but we kind of can’t help it, it seems.
I apologize a lot when I train jiu jitsu. When I CrossFit, too. I started to pay attention to this, to wonder why I apologize for things that I wasn’t sure actually require an apology.
With apologies to the Beastie Boys. It’s time to hang up my Athlete Journal hat and try on one with maybe a bit more punching and kicking.
When does athletic activity cross the boundary from life enhancing to unhealthy preoccupation? What can we do about it?
Time for an attitude adjustment. Time to get out of the post-tournament-loss dark place and remember why I love Brazilian Jiu Jitsu...and myself.