Willpower: The Story of Rob Stock (Part I)

This wasn’t how it was supposed to happen. That fast: the catastrophic blast flung Rob Stock off his position on an embankment in eastern Afghanistan, and as the soldier rose to spit out a mouthful of dirt and grit, he realized he was actually tasting his own shattered teeth. Worse, the Navy SEAL’s left arm … weiterlesenWillpower: The Story of Rob Stock (Part I)

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 … weiterlesenOn Ice & Steel: Training Insights from Strength Coach Jim Snider

Riding “The Wave”: A Conversation With Aino-Kaisa Saarinen

After bringing home three Olympic bronze medals (one in 2006 and two in 2010), Finnish cross country skier Aino-Kaisa Saarinen heads into next month’s trip to Sochi with proven talent and a wealth of experience. Even so, on the verge of those 2014 Winter Games, the Rossignol-sponsored skier still describes the chase for Olympic gold … weiterlesenRiding “The Wave”: A Conversation With Aino-Kaisa Saarinen

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 … weiterlesenHigh School Confidential: A Conversation With Drew Cooper

Omegawave Helps Ice Hockey Player Minttu Tuominen Prepare For The Olympics

Juggling multiple commitments is nothing new for Minttu Tuominen — while rising to her position as an alternate captain on the women’s ice hockey team for the Ohio State Buckeyes, Tuominen also maintained a key role on the Finnish national team that took home Olympic bronze in 2010. Tuominen graduated in 2013 — one of … weiterlesenOmegawave Helps Ice Hockey Player Minttu Tuominen Prepare For The Olympics

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 … weiterlesenLove & 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, … weiterlesenReflections on Kona: The 2013 Ironman World Championships