An Interview with Tarik Hopstock

Tarik Hopstock is a Norwegian Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitor. His campaign is focused around the IBJJF World Championship. Tarik has reached 227% of his total goal in a record 3 days. With 55 Supporters and 558 Shares Tarik's campaign has skyrocketed past its goal in a record time. Below is a small interview that I had the pleasure to have with Tarik. Q1) What made you start the sport you are currently training in?I initially started out training judo in a small club for two years, but there was only one training every week. I searched for somewhere else nearby...

Getting Tougher - Conquering recovery

When I started to learn about how to become more mentally tough by conquering self-talk and the other mental training techniques to get to the next level, I found out that I am able to push my body to limits I didn’t know existed. Eventually, unfortunately and undoubtedly, I discovered a condition that I didn’t even know existed: overtraining.So I decided to follow up on my toughness blogs with a blog post of equal potential, in the complete opposite direction: How to become tougher by LISTENING to your body and RECOVERING.My last blog was about ignoring your thoughts and needs...

Be a student of the game

"What the hell am I doing right now?"Did that question ever cross your mind? You're doing a certain task or exercise for probably the 100th time in your life. All of a sudden, you go: "Wait a minute! I have no idea why I'm doing this". The weirdest part is that you've accomplished that specific task so many times in the past without ever questioning yourself. You kind of went through the motions by having a vague idea of what skill that drill was suppose to improve. But this time, it's different. The sting of curiosity is now upon you.Too...

Lauren McGuire: Racing to Victory

Lauren McGuire’s path to ice skating began at the young age of eight when her babysitter Kristina Groves was working her way up the international stage. Little did she know at the time that Kristina Groves would go onto become a three time Olympian and win a staggering four Olympic medals. This on its own is a very fortunate and remarkable influence to have from such a young age. This inevitable “hooked” Lauren to speed skating and from there began a path to a spectacularly athletic career. From a very young age she had always wanted to represent Team Canada...