Boxing champion Layla McCarter on Ronda Rousey: ‘I would knock her out, plain and simple’

Thirty-six-year-old Layla McCarter has been boxing professionally since 1998. Ronda Rousey was 11 years-old at the time and starting to get into judo. It would be several years before Rousey would go on to win an Olympic medal in 2008 and then have her first pro MMA fight in 2011. All that time “Amazing” Layla McCarter … Read more

Leo Frincu: What is the definition and purpose of a fitness/athletic trainer/coach?

The purpose of a trainer is to provide the athlete with the necessary tools to improve his/her performance. A trainer’s goal is to create an environment where an athlete acquires effective behavior rapidly. During training, a trainer must make it a priority to create opportunities to expose a particular weakness and enhance physical/mental strength in their athlete. Since you (the athlete) is the one performing, their job (the trainer’s) is to increase your ability to make fast and effective decisions under stress. NOT to make the decisions for you.