Emotional Regulation Strategies for Endurance Sport Athletes

Endurance sports are some of the most challenging and brutal physical activities that humans can take part in. Yet, for these same reasons they also endure as one of the most popular challenges that people take on. From the elite level all the way to the beginner, endurance sports include events like marathon running, open … Continue reading Emotional Regulation Strategies for Endurance Sport Athletes

Strength Training for Top Surgery, Tips for Trans Men and Non-Binary People

For a lot of trans men, top surgery is recognized as one of the major guiding points in gender affirming care. During top surgery, the surgeon will remove the breasts, remove excess skin, and if necessary, reposition the nipples. For most trans men, this is a generally positive, life changing experience and goes a long way toward enhancing gender identity by adjusting appearance to fit more in line with a masculine gender identity. Chest-focused weight lifting can enhance the contour of your chest and improve your final results over time.

Participation. Inclusion. Personal Best? Four Considerations in Developing Athletes within Inclusive Sports

By Dirk Smith, MSc, CSCS, SDL (He/Him) The Gay Games are built upon three tenants, participation, inclusion and personal best. Inclusive grassroots sport has evolved from this established foundation and has made great strides in creating a sport space is built upon participation and inclusion but clubs and teams are often lacking in the athletic … Continue reading Participation. Inclusion. Personal Best? Four Considerations in Developing Athletes within Inclusive Sports

Exercise and Living with HIV/AIDS

By Dirk Smith, MSc, CSCS, SDL (He/Him) It’s no doubt that HIV/AIDS has had a huge impact on the LGBTI community; it has affected many people within our community. Today over 36.7 million people are living with HIV/AIDS and there have been many advancements in educational, prevention and treatment services offered that have turned the disease from … Continue reading Exercise and Living with HIV/AIDS