Tag Archives: Athletic Performance

  • June 15, 2018

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    Featured MVP Cherokee Kim

    Hi! My name is Cherokee Kim. I am a former Pac-12 Golfer. I have 15 years of competitive golf experience, including several top-10 and top-5 finishes and a collegiate individual title. I would love to use all my golf knowledge and experience and help you with your golf game! My special interests inc

  • December 8, 2015

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    Ned Overend on High-Intensity Training for Masters

    I turned 59 in 2014, and I have maintained a high level of fitness since I first began endurance racing in the late 1970s. Training with an emphasis on high-intensity intervals has been my preferred method of preparing for events throughout my career, which includes racing mountain bikes, road bikes

  • November 10, 2015

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    Foot Size Affects Running?

    Running efficiency, like fuel economy in cars, reflects how well your body uses energy at any given speed and can be affected by many traits, including body weight and how it is distributed.


    In general, according to a comprehensive 200

  • November 3, 2015

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    How effective is wearing a stabilizing knee support?

    When you say “effective,” we assume that you’re asking how well a knee support can stabilize a wobbly knee or lessen the pain of an arthritic one. The answer, based on a large body of science, is that nobody really knows.


    “For

  • November 3, 2015

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    A Placebo Can Make You Run Faster?

    Can a shot of salt water make you a faster runner?


    The answer appears to be a resounding yes, if you believe that the salt water contains something that should make you a faster runner, according to a new study of the power of placebos

  • October 13, 2015

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    Preventing Cramps During Exercise

    Q: Is there any way to prevent or treat muscle cramps, particularly in the hamstring, during exercise?


    A: Many of us who exercise have heard that sweating and dehydration cause cramps. But the latest science suggests otherwise. In one

  • October 7, 2015

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    Homing In on the Source of Runner’s High

    We’ve probably all heard someone exclaim, “Ah, my endorphins are kicking in!” at the end of a good run. Endorphins are famous for supposedly producing “runner’s high,” that fleeting sense of calm and euphoria that engulfs many of us after a satisfying workout.<

  • September 29, 2015

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    It’s My Nervous System That’s Lazy

    The human nervous system ensures that the body reserves its energy and expends as few calories as possible with every movement. Now, a new study reports that the nervous system performs this

  • September 22, 2015

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    For Athletes, the Risk of Too Much Water

    Are we, with the best of intentions, putting young athletes at risk when we urge them to drink lots of fluids during steamy sports practices and games?


    A new report about overhydration in sports suggests that under certain circumstance

  • September 15, 2015

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    Why Runners Get Slower With Age (and How Strength Training May Help)

    Young runners are different from you and me. They have more speed. And to achieve that swiftness, they use certain leg muscles quite differently than runners past age 50 do, according to a new study of runners’ strides at different ages. The study also intimates that man