Archive for the ‘Sport’ Category

Climbing in South America Aconcagua

Monday, September 24th, 2012

Aconcagua is the highest peak in South America and the Southern hemisphere. My husband Stan and I have enjoyed climbing many mountains and decided to tackle Aconcagua, without a guide. (more…)

Bring on the cold! Dump some snow!

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

My snow skis were calling me the other day. Actually, they fell out from behind the water ski and landed me a blow to the forehead as I was heading out on the lake to play. It’s a winter wake up call! (more…)

Tips for Experienced Acne Sufferers

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

While a typical response to an acne breakout is to rush to wash the face, no acne-not even blackheads-is caused by dirt. In fact, it has been proven that sebum or bacteria on the surface of the skin do not aggravate acne. Washing would improve acne only if greasy cosmetics, hair preparations, or extremely oily working conditions were contributing to blocked pores. (more…)

Set a Date

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Setting an achievement date for reaching your goals is important. This allows you to map out a series of short-term goals (and dates) that serve as milestones on your journey toward achieving the larger long-term goals. Let’s look closer at the example of losing 30 pounds by the end of May. We could break this down into an initial short-term goal of losing six pounds by the end of January. (more…)

What can you Expect to See Post 2

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

This season, there seems to be even more studmuffins for the women to drool over. And I think this is a great thing, because the way I see it, if I’m with a babeness and she’s all flushed and excited, I really don’t care who she’s flushed and excited about as long as she’s with me because this’ll probably lead to me getting some action. It’s all good. That’s what I think. It is all good. (more…)

What can you Expect to See Post 1

Monday, August 8th, 2011

What might you expect to see with the new Survivor Africa? I discuss the babeness factor, the terrain, the wild animals, and much, much more! It’s all good.

Baseball was big when I was a kid. I played at Antonia Khoury League, which was a very large cornfield in Missouri converted into many ball diamonds. I remember all-day tournaments in the heat of the sun, no trees to provide shade – nothing but the sound of bats hitting balls, people cheering, and plumes of dust as the base runner slid into second. For those on the field, a welcome cool gust of air also meant breathing in the dirt and digging the dust out of their eyes. (more…)

Grammy’s Golden Girls

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Women rocked — and ruled — at the 41st annual Grammy awards. Some of its most riveting live performances came from a kimono-clad Madonna, who opened the show, a very buff Sheryl Crow, a relaxed Alanis Morissette, a barely-covered Shania Twain and Lauryn Hill, who took home five awards for her eponymous solo album, including best album and best new artist. Other winners: Madonna claimed three of the mini-gramophone trophies for “Ray of Light” (her first-ever musical wins), the adorable Dixie Chicks, Celine Dion, Brandy and Monica. (more…)

My Approach to Strength and Conditioning for Basketball Post 2

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

Your training program must be broken into phases, as you never improve if you continually do the same things. This approach allows me the most options for program design throughout the entire basketball calendar year – off-season, pre-season and in-season. The individual needs of the player and player position (point guard, shooting guard, small forward, power forward, or center) determine program variables. These include:

Number of weeks to train for each training phase (fitness, hypertrophy, preparation, strength, power, and active recovery)
Number of days to train per week
Muscular areas to train (body parts)
Number of exercises and exercise order for each workout
Intensity of each workout (training loads, repetitions, sets, and rest periods).

I take all these parameters into consideration when I outline the yearly training plan, or mesocycle.

My flexibility programs incorporate two types of stretching techniques: proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (P-N-F) stretching and static stretching (stretch and hold technique) for all the major muscle groups of the body. In P-N-F stretching, you stretch the muscle to the point of tightness, perform an isometric (opposing muscle) contraction, then go back to stretching and holding to a new point of tightness. The athlete performs three or four minutes of continuous warm-up movements before a stretching routine to ensure that the temperature of the muscles and surrounding tissues is sufficient for proper stretching.
I can’t emphasize enough to you the importance of sustaining a proper diet and adequate fluid intake.

Diet and hydration
Lastly, I can’t emphasize enough to you the importance of sustaining a proper diet and adequate fluid intake. The philosophy I instill in our athletes is based upon deriving up to 55-60% of all calories from carbohydrates, 20-25% from fat, and 20-25% from protein. I have the players supplement foods on an individual basis according to nutrient deficiencies, body type, activity level, and food preference.

It’s also important to drink at least 8 servings of 8 ounces of water per day. I also make sure the players replenish any water weight lost after their workouts with 16 ounces of water for every pound lost. I weigh the players before and after practices to ensure adequate intake of fluids.

I’ve found that training for basketball is a year-round process. It’s very important for every athlete to maintain a certain fitness level throughout the entire year. There are times to train hard, times to allow for rest and recovery, and times to emphasize certain aspects of training. I look forward to sharing my methods for designing training programs for the entire year.

My Approach to Strength and Conditioning for Basketball Post 1

Friday, July 15th, 2011

I would like to introduce you to my approach to strength and conditioning for basketball with an overview of my coaching philosophy. It’s a challenge and a pleasure to work with the professional athletes of the Orlando Magic basketball team, and I hope casual players and athletes in other sports can learn a lot to apply to their own program from hearing how the professionals train.

Making Drive Time Work for You

Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

As many suburban women do, I spend a lot of time in my car, running errands and dropping kids off and picking them up. That could become a lot of dead time with no net reward. But I’ve got some strategies that really make it time you can use.