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  • Know Football: The Pre-Snap Read

    07.02.2015 / Blog Posts Redskins

    Dennis Launarey, author of The Best Ladies’ Guide to Football So Far, shares his football knowledge with WOW in our Know Football Segment!  

     

    Pre-Snap Read

     

    On a play that calls for a pass, the quarterback will look at the alignment of the secondary before the ball is snapped. This alerts him to how the defense (the "corner" and "safety") is covering his receivers and where to look to throw the ball.

    It’s in this situation when you need to know the playbook like the back of your hand. RG3 will yell out a play or adjustment to his offensive ... Read More

  • Fitness Begins with the Core

    07.01.2015 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    By: Certified Kickboxing Instructor and Personal Trainer, Geni Lee.

    Having a strong core is essential. Your body depends on your core for balance, posture, and control. Having a strong core keeps your body aligned and may even help alleviate back pain!

    As a cardio kickboxing instructor, I am amazed of how core strength and development is increased from a cardio kickboxing workout. This form of exercise increases core strength, core balance, stability, posture, and control, as well as cardio endurance and lung capacity. Core training is a must when it comes to cardio kickboxing. Your stances, kicks, and balance derive ... Read More

  • Who Says Business Meetings On The Green Are Just For Men?

    06.30.2015 / Blog Posts Local Lifestyle

    What has become the most exciting way to network and even seal a big business deal? Golf. Believe it or not, this sport is quickly on the rise. From millionaires to middle-class, it’s always been a way for men to connect and grow.

    So how do women get in on the fun?

    VanAdams Sports Group saw this issue and used it as motivation for starting Gathering on the Greens. Gathering on the Greens is a series of golf workshops designed to increase women's skills on the course and strengthen their confidence to “get in the game.”

    All sessions ... Read More

  • Team Behind The Team: Introducing Jessica McCloughan!

    06.29.2015 / Blog Posts WOW Interview Series

    Women of Washington Redskins welcomes wife of Redskins General Manager Scot McCloughan and one of WOW Wives' newest members, Jessica McCloughan! 

    Jessica shares her story with WOW; what it's like moving across the country, keeping up with their five kids, and talking football with one of the best teachers there is!

    Tell us about yourself!

    I grew up in a small city about an hour north of Denver called Longmont.  I grew up in a hard-working, middle class family where I lived with both my parents and an older brother and sister.  I started working in health clubs at ... Read More

  • Charles Mann Returns to Finish College 32 Years After Draft

    06.28.2015 / Blog Posts Redskins

    While being a 3-time Super Bowl Champion might seem like the ultimate success to most people, for former Washington Redskins defensive end, Charles Mann, that’s not nearly the case.

    The day his first-born child walked across the stage to receive her diploma was one of extreme joy and a bit of sadness for Mann. In an interview with Strayer University, he expressed how in that moment he realized his life only had one blemish and that was he had started something he did not finish.

    Charles Mann had initially attended and played football at the University of Nevada from ... Read More

  • Vogue Presents "Crowning Glory"

    06.27.2015 / Blog Posts Fashion Health and Wellness

    Sometimes you straighten it. Sometimes you dye it. You even tie it up, cut it off and then let it grow back again. It’s the universal fashion statement shared by both men and women of all ages. However, Vogue.com asked the question: what if you lose it for good?

    The highly-acclaimed fashion magazine recently posted an article called “Crowning Glory.” It’s a project that introduced nine incredible women who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy or alopecia. Here are some of their stories: 

    MIA SIDAROS


    (Vogue)

    "Beauty to me was about fitting in. Now I want ... Read More

  • WOW's Wedding Wisdom Series: Redskins Cheerleader Aura

    06.26.2015 / Blog Posts Redskins

    The Women of Washington are teaming up with the Washington Redskins Cheerleaders (WRC) to bring you "Wedding Wisdom."

    Follow the First Ladies of Football along their engangement journeys! 

    Meet WRC Rookie, Aura! 

    How We Met

    My fiancé and I were introduced by a mutual friend.  Although he was excited to meet me, I was a little hesitant because I didn’t like to be “set up”.  When we were introduced he was living in Seattle, WA and I was living here in the DMV; I knew for sure that long distance was not going to work for me (lol).  After ... Read More

  • Thrifty Thursday: Redskins Bottle Opener

    06.25.2015 / Blog Posts Fashion Redskins

    WOW is bringing you Thrifty Thursdays to teach you how to showoff your Redskins pride WITHOUT breaking the bank!

    This week’s Redskins DIY creation was inspired by a photo we found while surfing Pinterest. With summer finally upon is, it’s a way to spice up any bar, kitchen or tailgate area.

    First off, you have to get the right pieces:

    - Wall mounted bottle opener
    These can be found through online shopping or at a local hardware store. Make sure it comes with screws and washers for the wood. Apply using directions given in each kit.


    (Image from Amazon ... Read More

  • OrthoVirginia: Double ACL Reconstruction

    06.24.2015 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    Contributed Article from OrthoVirginia Orthopaedic Magazine

    As the world’s reigning martial arts champion, Nikki is accustomed to hard fights and grueling physical competition. So when she injured her knee while sparring at the 2012 World Martial Arts Games in England, she was not deterred. “My coaches wrapped up my leg and made me finish,” says the 27-year-old from Culpepper. “An hour later, I had to compete again. Everyone watching knew what had happened. I got a standing ovation. The mayor took pictures.”

    Nikki boarded her flight back to Washington with two gold medals, a world championship ring and one ... Read More

  • RG3 Tackles The New Dad Exam

    06.23.2015 / Blog Posts Redskins

    While Robert Griffin III is known for his football IQ, FOX 5's Scott Smith sat down with him to test his baby knowledge. See how the new father did and if you think he was fast on the field, wait until you see him in the baby diaper race! 

    (FOX5)

    For more Redskins insiders follow WOWRedskins on our blog, Twitter and Facebook! Read More

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