Valerie Worthington

Valerie Worthington

 

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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.
In an effort to educate myself about the roots of the martial art I love, I recently watched the 1999 documentary Choke - which is basically all about the amazing Rickson Gracie.
As a woman in a male-dominated sport, I have experienced sexism of every stripe. Sadly, I've also handed it out. Here are 3 things I've learned and admitted about grappling, gender, and myself.
Private lessons are a great way to build your technique, whatever your sport might be, but they can also be expensive. Here are six ways to make the most out of your learning experience.
Cameron Conaway may be retired from MMA, but he will always be the Warrior Poet. Today he takes his fights, and his poetry, toward new battlegrounds around the world.
Martial arts and poetry saved Cameron Conaway's life. That's how he feels about his writing and his discovery of MMA at age 14. Find out how the Warrior Poet was born and how he was saved.
What can a dog teach you about your own athletics and health? Here are 8 ways we can learn from dogs, including how to identify you rabbit poop and pursue it with abandon.