Category: Articles & Education

Take a Break – Upper Body Mobility Routine

Posted on Aug 13, 2021 in Articles & Education

Take a Break! Work This Upper Body Mobility Routine You know the feeling. When you are sitting in the same position for longer than you can remember and you find your neck and spine are stiff. Give yourself a break, stand up and move about a bit, then try out these exercises before you move […]

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Returning to Play After a Long Time Away

Posted on Apr 16, 2021 in Articles & Education

As on-field play solidifies in our sight, a lot of ultimate players have come to us concerned about how their bodies will handle returning to play. So many of us spend time all year in touch with the sport in one way or another that being off the field for over a year is a […]

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Return to What?

Posted on Mar 26, 2021 in Articles & Education

Written by Bert Cherry The prospect of returning to play is causing a wide array of reactions in the ultimate community. It might feel exciting, not be on your radar, or feel inappropriate when so much has happened this past year! Beyond following CDC and local public health guidelines for the safety logistics of return […]

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Hydration During Sports

Posted on Feb 9, 2021 in Articles & Education

This article originally appeared on Ultiworld on August 23, 2018. Staying properly hydrated is key to a successful practice or tournament, no matter what the weather’s like outside. We’ve all had that teammate who cramps late in the afternoon on day two, exclaiming with confusion “but I’ve been drinking Gatorade all weekend!” There’s a lot […]

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Reading Workout Programming

Posted on Jan 9, 2021 in Articles & Education

One of the biggest barriers to working out on your own using a program is understanding the language around workout programs so you can understand what you’re being instructed to do! Fortunately, there is some common language used by fitness professionals. Repetitions – Often shortened to “reps”, refers to how many times you’ll do an […]

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Design Your Own Circuits!

Posted on Apr 28, 2020 in Articles & Education

We’re offering this clinic we made for our members to the general public because we think it will help give some ideas to spice up your workout routine! If you find it useful, please consider making a donation to AGE UP, one of our favorite organizations in the world! With COVID-19 impacting all our communities, […]

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Strength & Stability for Ultimate Clinic

Posted on Apr 23, 2020 in Articles & Education

There’s a lot of off-field work you can do to improve your performance on the field, not all of which requires access to fancy gym equipment! You’ll learn tips and tricks you can use with players of all ages, and discover resources for online workouts and programming. This talk was a part of DiscNW‘s Virtual […]

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Home Workout Options

Posted on Mar 27, 2020 in Articles & Education

We’ve gotten a lot of questions from our community about how to set up a home gym so folx can keep strength training during times when gym access is unavailable or questionable at best – we want to provide some guidelines and ideas so you can start to visualize your workouts! Here’s a few things […]

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Gym-Free Workout

Posted on Mar 8, 2020 in Articles & Education

We know that there are lots of reasons normally why folx can’t make it to the gym – family commitments, travel, etc. As some workplaces close in response to COVID19 and individuals weigh their own risk profile and that of their loved ones, it might feel more complicated for you to get to the gym […]

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Athlete Profile: Issy Burke

Posted on Feb 12, 2020 in Articles & Education

By Ren Caldwell Issy Burke is a pretty unforgettable human. I met her when the Eurostars first visited Seattle in 2017 and came to Strive & Uplift to participate in a recovery session before leading the first of the now-annual gender equity discussions. We were thrilled to host them in our space – it was […]

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