Performance Of A Lifetime: Discussing The Winter Olympics with Dr. Stephen Norris of Winsport Canada

It’s underway: the cascading fireworks, the soaring kite, the flaming cauldron, all the anticipation and pageantry of the Sochi Games have now given way to the speed, daring, and creativity of the competitors out on the ice and snow. Just weeks before sisters Justine and Chloé Dufour-Lapointe took the podium for Canada’s first gold and … Read morePerformance Of A Lifetime: Discussing The Winter Olympics with Dr. Stephen Norris of Winsport Canada

Willpower: The Story of Rob Stock (Part II)

“In the current environment, there’s so much out there and people don’t know what’s good and what’s not good,” says Rob Stock, founder and owner of The Human Performance Initiative, a cutting-edge gym in Virginia Beach, VA. “So they just assume if they walk out of there beaten and bloody, then they did something good to … Read moreWillpower: The Story of Rob Stock (Part II)

On Ice & Steel: Training Insights from Strength Coach Jim Snider

“Think about it,” says Jim Snider, the head strength and conditioning coach for the men’s and women’s ice hockey teams at the University of Wisconsin. “Guys are standing on an eighth of an inch of steel, they’ve got weapons in their hands, and they move at velocities and speeds faster than Usain Bolt. And then … Read moreOn Ice & Steel: Training Insights from Strength Coach Jim Snider

High School Confidential: A Conversation With Drew Cooper

Before the pro-style gyms, before the full-time training staffs, young athletes need to survive one of the most crowded and competitive environments imaginable: high school. All those rapidly changing bodies, facing test after test with the entire future hanging in the balance. San Diego-based personal trainer Drew Cooper is devoted to bringing rational guidance and … Read moreHigh School Confidential: A Conversation With Drew Cooper

Love & Basketball: A Conversation with Strength Coach Jay DeMayo

“First and foremost, I think the biggest thing I came to grips with was that nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care,” says Jay DeMayo, talking about the many lessons he’s learned leading into his eighth year as the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the men’s basketball team at … Read moreLove & Basketball: A Conversation with Strength Coach Jay DeMayo

Reflections on Kona: The 2013 Ironman World Championships

Everyone should experience at least one true sporting event. Not simply a match or a game or a contest, but an event, that field where the elite of a particular sport come to compete on its ultimate stage. From the Super Bowl to the Champions League Final, these events extend far beyond the run of play, … Read moreReflections on Kona: The 2013 Ironman World Championships