Valerie Worthington

Valerie Worthington

 

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In thinking on the grapplers who allegedly raped a female teammate, I'm trying to understand how people can do this - how we justify our behaviors, big or small, and what questions to ask ourselves.
Recently a female grappler was allegedly raped by her teammates. This tragedy challenges us to question the role we play in shaping our community and preventing these atrocities.
The author of this book grew up like many Americans, eating processed foods and using food as a source of comfort. Later as a chemist, she realized the true horrors of the standard American diet.
I wrote recently on how I don't like to accept help, in or out of the gym. I thought about why and came up with 3 reasons. If we look at these, I bet we'll become better athletes (and people).
Sometimes I say no to help, when I really should say yes. I've thought about this in terms of athletics and realized it's held me back from both learning and forming personal bonds. Just say yes!
TJ Murphy, former editorial director of "Triathlete" and "Competitor" magazines, wrote a book about CrossFit and his experiences. A great way for the curious to find out what exactly CrossFit is.
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.