Empowered Performance for Curlers Podcast


A space for curlers to learn and discuss various curling specific tools and resources to help improve performance and enjoyment of the game.

Episode 16: Getting Lower in your Slide is a Distraction
This episode is for you if you’ve ever thought: “I need to get lower in my slide”, “I need to stretch more and that will help me feel less tight”, “yoga isn’t for me as a competitive curler”, Or, “regular training is not manageable full season”.   We talk about how to improve comfort and […]
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Episode 15: Effort over Outcome. Offseason 2020/2021 Recap
2 main topics: After the longest off-season ever I recap the top 8 learnings I hope all my athletes carry with them into the competitive season What is the one thing you can do today to help prep you for next off-season?   Email Steph@EmpoweredPerformance.ca to get access to the In-Season Webinar Series & accompanying […]
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Episode 14: Return to Curling Part 3 – A Safe Transition to On-Ice Performance
Did you know that injuries are most common at the beginning and end of a season? A practice? And even games?   Take the time to plan out your return to curling carefully to make sure you get the most out of your off-ice training. If you didn’t train specifically for curling in this episode […]
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Episode 13: Pedro Malvar on Running, Curling & Putting Friendship First
Today’s episode features longtime friend, curler and run lead from Toronto Pedro Malvar. We talk about competing as a student athlete, learning how to train specifically for curling, and how you can use running as part of your off-ice training regime safely and effectively.   Want some tips to help you start running? Curious how […]
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Episode 12: Our critique of the Long Term Athlete Development model, and Standardized Testing
In this episode Terri Weeks is back to talk about how to get the most out of the Long Term Athlete Development Model (LTAD) as a coach and an athlete. We list several critiques and warn that the model is just that, a theory to provide a framework and should be taken with a grain […]
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Episode 11: Return to Curling Part 2: The Bare Minimums
The Return to Curling 3-part series is dedicated to safely and effectively returning to the curling ice. Whether your “off-ice season” was 4 months, or 15+ months, taking the time to prepare to step back on the ice after a break from the sport can help improve performance, enjoyment and decrease chance of injury. Give […]
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Episode 10: Terri Weeks on Curling Injuries being Common but not Normal
In today’s episode I bring on Masters student, coach and competitive curler Terri Weeks. We chat about how her research around preventing knee pain in childcare workers can be translated into the sport of curling.   Key topics: Her research findings and hypothesis’ that are relevant to curling and preventing knee pain What does she […]
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Episode 09: Return to Curling Part 1: Reverse Engineering your Goals
In today’s episode we start a 3-part series dedicated to safely and effectively returning to the curling ice. Whether your “off-ice season” was 4 months, or 15+ months, taking the time to prepare to step back on the ice after a break from the sport can help improve performance, enjoyment and decrease chance of injury. […]
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Episode 08: Glenn Gabriel from Coaching Kids Curling on Connection & Community
In today’s episode I interview the host and producer of The Coaching Kids Curling Podcast. Glenn Gabriel was inspired to create his podcast to fill in a gap in resources specific for coaching kids.   We talk about imposter syndrome as a coach, creating a safe community for all club members and fostering a love […]
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Episode 07: Mark Nichols on all things training, nutrition & curling camps
In today’s episode I am joined by World Champion & Olympic Gold medalist Mark Nichols.   We touch on our mutual passion for working with others, educating ourselves and taking care of our mind and body so that we can compete and play.   Mark shares his learnings from decades of curling success, his own […]
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Episode 06: Basic Nutrition for Curlers
In today’s episode I walk you through the 2019 Canada’s Food Guide. What it is, and how you can use it as an athlete to better your health and performance.   I dive deep into not only the recommended “what” to eat, but the CDFG recommendations for “how” to eat to help you create a […]
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Episode 05: It’s all in the Hips
In today’s episode I walk you through how to bring more muscles to the party in the hack, in your delivery & in your training. I share with you my favourite movements and go-to cue when it comes to trying to improve balance, power, confidence and decrease likelihood of pain?   Listen in to dive […]
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Episode 04: Avoid These 8 Mistakes I Made Training to be a Fitter Curler
In today’s episode I walk you through 8 of the mistakes I made over the past 15 years on my quest to be a stronger, fitter and more confident competitive curler.   Don’t mess around with your goals. Regularly assess your progress, reassess the program you are following, & make sure that every aspect of […]
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Episode 03: Shut Your Mouth —The Key to Better Breathing
In today’s episode I am going to share what I’ve learned over the past decade about something we do 24-2800 times a day. Something that is influenced and influences your emotions, your mental state, your satiety, your sleep patterns, and how well you get the most out of everyday activities. It’s often overlooked, and oversimplified […]
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Episode 02: How to Gain the Most From Watching Curling
In today’s episode I share my tips to making sure you as a Curler are not just watching and enjoying the game, but also learning everything you can about the sport and looking for ways for you to personally improve.   This is a reminder that every game you watch can be valuable to your […]
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Episode 01: Welcome to the Show
In today’s episode I share my story and expertise on training the entire athlete to be best prepared for the demands of the sport of curling. You get a chance to learn a little more about me, and why you’ll want to not only listen, but subscribe and share with your team. We discuss the […]
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