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March Madness

March Madness

If you’re like us, you are spending this month glued to the TV following your favorite college basketball team battle it out on the court, and you no doubt envy the speedy layup, the vertical jump, the substantial hang time and the pure athletic prowess of the players. If you’re like most of us, the…

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Athletic Training and Coaching – not going the way of the dinosaur

training and coaching

There was a time, not too long ago, when sports were the domain of the elite and uber-healthy athletes. These competitors engaged professionals for continual training and coaching – from how to build strength and improve performance, what to eat and drink, to where and when to spend their free time. Trainers roamed the earth…

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Top 5 things Athletes and Runners can do to Avoid Shin Splints

Avoid Shin Splints

Just mention “shin splints” in any group of runners or athletes and watch the knowing nod and the look of pain on everyone’s face. “Shin splints” is a general term for a condition caused by inflammation to the anterior or posterior muscles and tendons in the lower leg or adjacent soft tissue along the shin…

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Can simple fitness pleasures survive in a high-tech world?

simple fitness pleasures

Simple fitness pleasures: The basic act of fitness, for some, couldn’t be simpler. Lace up a pair of shoes, slip into a bathing suit, or grab a ball to work up a good sweat! The thrill of your heart pounding, points mounting or finish line approaching may be all you need to consider your goal…

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Show yourself some Love on Valentine’s Day!

Show yourself some love

It will soon be Valentine’s Day, and whether you’re involved with someone or single, whether you’re romantically inclined or not, whether you’re someone who lives for an excuse to wear red and dot every ‘I’ with a heart, or one that stays at home and snuggles with your pet on the couch… Valentine’s Day is…

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Plyometrics Training for a ‘Jump’ in Results

Plyometrics Training

Professional athletes call on their bodies for sudden, explosive movements. On the asphalt, field, court, ice rink, gym mat, or other challenging surface, athletes are often running or pedaling at full speed then stopping short, jumping and kicking, or they are thrusting themselves in the air then trying to ‘stick’ a solid landing, or it…

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Lower Leg Strength Training Tool

Steve Baumhover - Marathoner and Mountain Climber - Lower Leg Strength Training Tool

From Pain to Gain with the Right Lower Leg Strength Training Tool By Steve Baumhover, Marathoner and Mountain Climber I’ve been running for 35 of my 50 years on this planet. During that time, I’ve qualified for Team USA for Duathlon in 2005 and 2006, finished two full-length Ironman Triathlons, and qualified for the Boston…

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Hail to the Athletes-in-Chief

Young President Ford Football

With the inauguration of our 45th President of the United States upon us after the long and arduous ‘Presidential Race’ that spanned many months (clearly an endurance race for all of us), it seems there are more than a few parallels to the presidential race and a marathon. So, in commemoration, here’s a look at…

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Exercising versus training … which one are you doing?

Exercising versus training

Exercising versus training Do you know the difference between training and just exercising? Athletes, runners, cyclists, dancers, and others into fitness that strive for a healthy and balanced body to improve their performance don’t mess around. So which one are you doing? Let’s break it down: Exercising is: a hobby a habit sweating for the…

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