Sophia McDermott Drysdale

Athleta womens self defense workshop, Saturday July 20

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I am super excited to be doing another women’s self defense workshop with Athleta. The event will be held closer to Athleta’s Henderson location at Dragon’s gym in LV. I will be focusing on techniques standing up and both on the ground to defend against an attacker. My speciality is ground work - what happens when you are already flat on your back. It is probably the most import because it is the hardest to get away from, yet it is the most overlooked. For all the ladies who missed my 1st workshops with Athleta in May, Come along to this one this Saturday July 20. Bring your sisters, mothers, friends and co workers. Let’s spread the word and collectively empower ourselves as women!

Its free, but register to save your spot!

Athleta women's self defense workshop at Redemption

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Last weekend I taught a women’s self defense workshop with Athleta at Redemption in Summerlin LV. I was so happy to see so many amazing ladies come to learn to further empower themselves. I taught a few techniques starting up and on the ground. I also covered a few basic physiologic aspects such as awareness and standing your ground.

Thank you Athleta for putting on this event and thank you for the gear! I love their clothing, but more importantly, I love what Athleta stands for. They strive to empower women and girls through fitness.

I love my Athleta marble set!

I love my Athleta marble set!

For those who missed it I am hosting my FightingFIT 6 week self defense/fitness course which starts on Monday June 17!. The course is more extensive and includes a SophiaFIT full body workout to get you fit and strong, toned and lean.

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Jiu Jitsu World Mag - How to avoid chronic dehydration in athletes

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Check out my latest article published in Jiu Jitsu World Mag. Here i discuss why so many of us BJJ athletes are susceptible to chronic dehydration and signs to look out for. Chronic dehydration affects everything, from your digestion, to recovery and performance. Also your pain management, all to do with inflammation. Did you know that as little as 1-2% of your body weight in water loss has serious negative implications on your performances and well being?

Read this article to check if you are dehydrated, how it happens and ways to fix it.

5 Fundamentals of strength training - Jiu Jitsu World Mag

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Check out my article just published in Jiu Jitsu World Mag that explains the 5 basic fundamentals for strength training for all those who are starting out in the gym who want to supplement their training to be fitter and stronger for BJJ.  The focus is to maintain a balanced body and to focus on movement patterns that are best suited for performance athletes. Don’t get confused in the gym by all the equipment and fancy exercises that you see on IG. Keep it simple, yet effective an follow this as as a guideline.

WLC article, The benefits of body weight training

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Chck out my article just published on Whole Life Challenge. Here I list the most effective body weight exercises performed with focused attention and the benefits such as increased mobility and reduced risk of injury.

I guide you through an effective workout and recommend the best exercises to get the job done to keep you fit, strong and mobile.

Jiu Jitsu World Mag - strength training fundamentals

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Keep your eyes open for for my next article to be published in Jiu-Jitsu World Magazine all about the five fundamentals of strength training. This article is a great guide for those who want to add some supplemental training to their BJJ training to increase their performance but who have limited knowledge on how best to train for performance.

Even though we might know what do to on the mats, it doesn’t mean wi=e know what do to in the gym. It can be daunting since there are so many different ways you can train depending on what your goals are, not to mention how to use all the machines and equipment. In this article I break it down and keep things simple and stick to the 5 fundamentals of training. Stay tuned.

Fit Mums!

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One of my missions is to help spread the idea that just because you are a mum, that doesn’t mean that the sexy fit women before babies is a thing of the past. Motherhood is by far the most challenging thing you’ll ever do since it is never ending - but oh so rewarding. But it is so easy to put our kids first and leave ourselves to the last. Before we know it we are tired, out of shape and no longer doing the things that we enjoyed before babies. It is all about creating that balance. But most certainly, the most import factor is your health because if you don’t have your healthy, you don’t really have anything. No mater how busy us mums are…. we must make time for ourselves to have a workout a few times a week. Get out and go for a power walk, hit the gym or do one of my live workouts on twitch while bubba is bouncing in the bassinet. you can log into view my workouts here: www.twitch.tv/sophiafit We can do this and fin time for one hour in the day for US!!!!