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Taking Tribesports into the classroom

SHAWA Swim CAPSEvery day in life we are faced with “challenges”. As an elementary physical education teacher and a high school swimming coach, I am constantly faced with the challenge of keeping my students and athletes interested in what I am trying to teach.  

I ask myself every day - “How will I motivate my students today so they will be successful tomorrow?”  What are my “Learning Targets” going to be? 

I joined a local Health Club (YWCA) this past June, 2013. I wanted to begin a swimming program just...

Posted by Jeffrey S of South High Women's Swimming and Diving under Swimming, Fitness & Training on 20 October 2013 at 11:00 PM • Read more »

Cycling through Psychosis - Developing Mental Health through Physical Strength

Melissa profile pictureI love to ride my bike.  I have learned to love running.  If there is a body of water near by, I will likely be swimming in it. But I’m on a rollercoaster now… 

I have been diagnosed with psychosis. 

Psychosis is one of the scariest words in the English language and it brings out images of violent people from Hollywood movies or drug-addled people rocking and mumbling to themselves in dark alleyways so let me explain:  

My particular level of psychosis is a beginner “warning” level in whic...

Posted by Melissa K of MRKy Waters under Wellbeing on 19 October 2013 at 11:00 PM • Read more »

5 Benefits of Sandbag Training

Sandbag Get UpsA staple training tool for the military, martial artists and strongmen (and women), the sandbag has long been recognised as a serious tool for elite performance.

But recently, a whole host of other people have started to recognise the tremendous benefits that sandbag training can bring to anyone who wants to improve their fitness. In this article I’ll discuss some of the benefits of sandbag training, how it stacks up against other forms of fitness training and the most effective ways that yo...

Posted by Matt Palfrey of Sandbag Fitness under Weight Training (Strength Training) on 18 October 2013 at 11:00 PM • Read more »

Does CrossFit really cause Rhabdo?

Rhabdomyolysis or "Rhabdo" is a condition caused by extreme overtraining where damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down and can lead to high levels of toxins in the blood which can cause kidney damage.

Recent articles on Rhadbo and it's connection to CrossFit have raised huge debate across the internet (with responses such as: CrossFit Doesn't Have a Dirty Little Secret -- You're Just Irresponsible) and even here on Tribesports, about who's responsibility is it to see the signs of overtrai...

Posted by Cags R under General on 17 October 2013 at 11:00 PM • Read more »

Tribesports User of the Week: Terri L

Terri L profile pictureWhich has been your toughest Tribesports Challenge and which are you most proud of? 

By far, the toughest Challenge I have completed has been the run for a streak of 14 days. Up until that Challenge I was your average runner, running 2-4 times a week. I had never done back-to-back days, at least not if I could have helped it! I loved the challenge so much that I have moved on to the run EVERY day for a month.  

Another difficult Challenge for me was the 1000 push-ups in 5 days. After the fi...

Posted by Terri B under Triathlon, Cycling on 16 October 2013 at 11:00 PM • Read more »

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