42 episodes

A space for the competitive curler or coach looking to take ownership of their training & performance. An educational & empowering platform sharing with you the tools to succeed in the sport we love from leading experts, athletes & coaches. Empowered Performance is dedicated to helping curlers move better, so that they can compete & train pain free.

The materials contained in the Empowered Performance for Curlers Podcast are for general health improvement recommendations only and are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

The Empowered Performance for Curlers Podcast Stephanie Thompson

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

A space for the competitive curler or coach looking to take ownership of their training & performance. An educational & empowering platform sharing with you the tools to succeed in the sport we love from leading experts, athletes & coaches. Empowered Performance is dedicated to helping curlers move better, so that they can compete & train pain free.

The materials contained in the Empowered Performance for Curlers Podcast are for general health improvement recommendations only and are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

    Episode 42: Brushing On Off Interval

    Episode 42: Brushing On Off Interval

    Brushing isn’t always just head down and GO. We are often called on and off throughout a shot, and that’s exactly what this interval is helping prepare you for; being able to start and stop sweeping efficiently, keep your reflexes strong, and master managing your energy throughout a shot. 
    5 sets of: 30 seconds of on/off work, with 30 seconds of rest
     
    Better Brushing Winter 2022/23 cohort waitlist is open NOW.
     
    Weekly Wednesday
    Free sample: https://youtu.be/KQRN8UnGcFQ


    All mentioned resources are available in the show notes on my website at
    www.empoweredperformance.ca/podcast 
    Podcast coupled with photo and video is now available on www.si.com/curling
     
    Did you love this? Make sure to share with a teammate. Check out Episodes 40, 41 and 42; all 3 are guided brushing intervals.

    • 10 min
    Sweep to the Button

    Sweep to the Button

    This interval workout will walk you through up to 10 brushing intervals, including a visualization of a draw to the pin for the win!
    The interval includes time to envision your thrower delivering the rock, you judging the weight and communicating to the skip, and begins the 25 second journey down the ice. Increase your intensity every 5 seconds as you expertly sweep the rock to the button!
     
    10 sets of: 25 seconds work, 60 seconds of rest
     
    Better Brushing Winter 2022/23 cohort waitlist is open NOW.
    Check out Yoga for Curling recordings. For curlers by a curler. Traditional yoga blended with the biomechanics of sport & exercise.
     
    All mentioned resources are available in the show notes on my website at
    www.empoweredperformance.ca/podcast 
    Podcast coupled with photo and video is now available on www.si.com/curling
     
    Did you love this? Make sure to share with a teammate. Check out Episodes 40, 41 and 42; all 3 are guided brushing intervals.

    • 17 min
    Brushing Tabata Interval

    Brushing Tabata Interval

    A true tabata is hard work and completed in only 4 minutes. You will work HARD for 20 seconds, and rest for only 10 seconds, for a total of 8 rounds. If you can complete more than 8 rounds, or 2 separate tabatas with 2 minutes rest in between, then you my friend, were not working hard enough.
     
    Better Brushing Winter 2022/23 cohort waitlist is open NOW. 
    Need coaching but can’t find a coach near you? Empowered Performance is now offering 30 minute virtual coaching sessions
     
    All mentioned resources are available in the show notes on my website at
    www.empoweredperformance.ca/podcast 
    Podcast coupled with photo and video is now available on www.si.com/curling
     
    Did you love this? Make sure to share with a teammate. Check out Episodes 40, 41 and 42; all 3 are guided brushing intervals.

    To stay as up-to-date as possible, make sure to join the Empowered Performance newsletter and to follow me on Instagram at @empoweredperformance

    • 10 min
    Episode 39: Warmup Essentials for Every Curler

    Episode 39: Warmup Essentials for Every Curler

    In today’s episode I walk you through the 5 steps you should take to prepare your mind and body to step on the ice. Everyone warms up, it’s either before the game, or during the first few ends.
     
    To stay as up-to-date as possible, make sure to join the Empowered Performance newsletter and to follow me on Instagram at @empoweredperformance
     
    All mentioned resources are available in the show notes on my website at
    www.empoweredperformance.ca/podcast

    Did you miss these gems? Check out past episodes covering topics like: Giving yourself Grace with Lori Olson-Johns, and Success Favours the Prepared with Joanne Courtney

    • 21 min
    Episode 38: Brushing Workout Tips

    Episode 38: Brushing Workout Tips

    If you wish to compete at a level where you don’t need to worry about sweeping hard every rock, rebounding between shots, having the strength and balance in your legs to hit the broom and throw the right weight consistently, then getting stronger and fitter than what you need to curl should be your main off-ice goal. Here are 2 tips to upgrade your brushing technique and off-ice training.
     
    All mentioned resources (including The Thompson 2.0) are available in the show notes on my website at
    www.empoweredperformance.ca/podcast 
    Podcast coupled with photo and video is now available on www.si.com/curling
     
    Did you miss these gems? 
    Episode 04: Avoid These 8 Mistakes I Made Training to Become a Fitter Curler
    Episode 32: 5 Ways to Improve your Cardio that Nobody Told you About
    Episode 34: Off-Ice Exercises for Becoming a Better Brusher
     
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    • 23 min
    Episode 37: Jill Officer on Being Yourself and Trusting in the Process

    Episode 37: Jill Officer on Being Yourself and Trusting in the Process

    In today’s episode Jill Officer joins me to talk about her experiences as an elite curling athlete. She walks us through her relationship with developing a training habit, the importance of learning who you are and what value you bring to a team, and her new adventure as the High Performance Manager of Curl Manitoba.
     
    All mentioned resources are available in the show notes on my website at
    www.empoweredperformance.ca/podcast
     
    To stay as up-to-date as possible, make sure to join the Empowered Performance newsletter and to follow me on Instagram at @empoweredperformance
     
    Some episodes that will pair well with this conversation:
    Episode 8: Glenn Gabriel from Coaching Kids Curling on Connection & Community Episode 19: Giving Yourself Grace with Lori Olson-Johns Episode 22: Young Women in Curling Project

    • 1 hr 26 min

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