Brista Mayfield, an elite Crossfit athlete (and former gymnast) from Anna, Texas, was never thought of as a power athlete. She started gymnastics at the age of seven and continued through college.
The playoffs are over and it’s officially off-season for hockey players. With only a few months to both recover and build a better foundation of strength, speed, and agility for next season, it’s crucial to come into the off-season with a solid plan.
If you’re like most athletes, one of your main concerns is preventing injury. A tendon rupture is the bear-attack of athletic injuries. You don’t know if or when it’s coming, there were probably some steps you could have taken to avoid it, and if the bear sneaks up on you there’s a chance you won’t be able to avoid it.
A huge part of a scout's job is talent identification. In the quest to find better ways to identify athletic talent, DNA analysis continues to pop up as a possibility.