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    7 Ways To Cope with the Changes Happening Around Us

    7 Ways To Cope with the Changes Happening Around Us

    This pandemic that the whole world is facing has affected all of us in some form or another. Some of us had to bid goodbye to our final season as a student-athlete as we were abruptly sent home for the whole of the spring season. Whilst some of us have to wake up everyday to a life of uncertainties like not knowing when businesses will return to regular hours and whether we will still have our jobs when all this is over. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) recently announced the postponement of the Tokyo Olympic Games, which would be a relief to some athletes, but a major disruption to others as it means putting aside yet another year of their lives for the love of their sport. Cancellations, closures, postponements, uncertainties, if you are stressed by all that is happening around you, you are not alone. Here are some tips on how you can cope with all these changes.

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    How To Prevent Back Pain While Rowing

    How To Prevent Back Pain While Rowing

    Rowing is a sport that uses complete movement. Every muscle must be able to put the right strength in the water and to be elastic enough to support and carry the boat. Strong muscles require a certain amount of stretching to stay strong and prevent your body from aches and pains from the intense workouts. Here are the top 5 most effective stretches that help relieve common lower back pain of a rower.

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    Athletes to Watch at the World Championships: Emily Schmieg

    Athletes to Watch at the World Championships: Emily Schmieg

    You may have heard the name Emily Schmieg. If you haven’t you will. With too many accolades to mention in this modest article, Boathouse Ambassador Emily Schmieg has been competing, placing, and winning since her first gold in the lightweight quadruple sculls at the 2015 USRowing National Championships. This week you’ll find Emily in Austria at the World Rowing Championship competing for her spot in the 2020 Olympics and nothing is going to get in her way. Read more to learn more about Emily, her training, her Philly roots and her drive to win.

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    About Project Soft Hands Lacrosse

    About Project Soft Hands Lacrosse

    One day when I was throwing against the wall, the concept of Project Soft Hands suddenly emerged. I created a video of myself playing wallball--throwing creative passes and making difficult catches. I showed the video to my friends and teammates. I posted it to social media. I began making more videos, and got my friends and teammates involved. I called the movement “Project Soft Hands.”

    Beyond just wallball and lacrosse, there are several endeavors in life that advise you to keep “soft hands.” The term is mostly used in athletics. An athlete with particularly smooth, quick, or dexterous hands is said to possess soft hands. Swift hand-eye coordination – demonstrated by throwing, shooting, hitting, or (especially) catching – allows an athlete to stun fellow players and audiences.

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