Expert Panel: Call for Questions – Flexibility

by | February 23, 2012, 4:00am 0

Our Expert Panel of top notch training professionals and elite players are back to weigh in on your questions about strength, conditioning and becoming a better athlete.

How it works

  1. Every month we’ll feature a new topic and panel.
  2. Submit your questions in the comments and help pick the best by giving a “thumbs up” to your favorites. Deadline for questions is Saturday, January 25th @ 5pm PST.
  3. The Skyd Expert Panel will answer the top voted questions (and maybe some of their favorites).

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This week’s panel:

SAMANTHA MCCLELLAN, Biomedical Engineer and Personal Trainer

Samantha, after being a full time personal trainer for over a year, has stepped back to part time training and is working full time as a biomedical engineer.  At Catholic University she was a full time student-athlete, getting two degrees and competing in four years of NCAA Cross Country, Swimming, and Track and Field.  Ultimate, at the time, was merely a “for-fun” club activity where she played on the men’s team.  Her last year of college, she began playing for DC’s club women’s team, Scandal.  She has played with them ever since.


Andrew is part of the leadership group for DC area’s Truck Stop, where he is an offensive cutter.  Known for his explosive speed and nose for the end zone, Andrew started playing ultimate in 1997 at Paideia High School, continued at Cornell University, and then settled in DC with stints on Potomac and Tandem prior to Truck Stop.  In the off-season, Andrew trains for and competes in 400m races and has brought his passion for sports literature and training to Truck Stop by writing and leading the team’s workouts for the last three years.

JAMIE NUWER, Sports Medicine

Jamie is a Sports and Family Medicine doctor in the San Francisco bay area.  She also serve as the chairwoman of the medical advisory committee at USA Ultimate.  She has been writing the Injury Timeout column for USA Ultimate for the past 6 years and have a website devoted to injury prevention and management (  She has played Ultimate since 1999 and coached college ultimate since 2003.  Jamie started at Stanford then went to UCLA for med school, and now coaches Stanford.  Jamie retired from women’s club Ultimate last season after playing at Worlds with the club team she helped start Zeitgeist.  Jamie is now focusing on starting a bay area women’s masters team called Dark Horse.

Whether it’s stretching out for that giant forehand huck, or reaching that extra distance for the disc, our panel has got you covered.

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