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Eating and Exercise Disorders and Athletes - Coach Cathy Barry - Head Coach Eclipse Track & Field

Eating and Exercise Disorders in Sports Sports and athletics are a great way to build self-esteem, promote physical conditioning, and demonstrate the value of teamwork, and sets a foundation for lifelong physical activity. However, not all athletic stressors are positive. The pressure to win and an emphasis on body weight and shape can create a toxic combination. Athletic competition can also be a factor contributing to severe psychological and physical stress. When the press

Recovery by Cindy Ofili - posted by Coach Cathy Barry - Head Coach of Eclipse Track and Field Club

I came across this amazing article on Spikes https://spikes.iaaf.org/post/cindy-ofili-recovery . I thought it was a well written and well thought out blog that deserves sharing. It's a story of perseverance after injury, patience and the will to keep on going because of our passion for the sport. It's a story of Recovery. Going into the race, there was a voice in my head: Cindy, don’t do it. The week before, I had run at a street meet in Manchester where I felt a twinge i

The Benefits of Cross Training for Your Sport.

Written by Coach Cathy - Head Coach of the Eclipse Track and Field Club. Too often as parents or coaches and even as athletes, we feel that our kids need to specialize way too young. We feel that the only way for our kids to excel in the sport they are in is to do way more of that sport. While specialization has its benefits down the road, it can also lead to our worst fears as parents - that kids will loose interest in the sport because that's all they have ever known. L

Vaping And Its Effects on Youths and Athletes:

Call me crazy or out of touch with today’s latest craze but I just don’t get Vaping and I’m pretty sure I probably won’t ever get it. The thought of taking in “flavoured vapour” with a hit of nicotine while all this vapour escapes as you exhale looks…well…. just plain stupid. Not to mention holding on to something that looks like a rather large pen or injection needle. To be blunt, it just looks dumb. I do however recognize that my lack of understanding or acceptance of vap

My First Fitness Competition October 2019 - Coach Cathy Barry

Pre-Conceived Ideas: Just because you see something on TV, read about it online doesn't always mean it's always true. Information about Fitness is everywhere—and it can be quite complicated to determine what is fact and what is fiction. Women and strength training have not always been a popular combination, although I suspect and believe wholeheartedly that this trend is definitely shifting in the right direction. However, some women are still holding back, often because of t

The Benefits of Speed Training for All Athletes - Coach Cathy Barry

Speed Training is one of the most important aspects that should be incorporated for all athletes who serve to benefit from it. The benefits of Speed Training are many and can truly help Athletes and Sports Teams increase in their athletic potential. Speed Training is one of the most important aspects that should be incorporated for all athletes who serve to benefit from it. The benefits of Speed Training are many and can truly help Athletes and Sports Teams increase their ath