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Journal EntryDealing with repeat injuries
The August 16 edition of the New York Times has an interesting piece on how athletes try to follow their passion for sport while at the same time coping with the frustration of repeated injuries.
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Journal EntryThe power of muscle memory
The number of hours a person spends pumping iron may make it easier to get back into shape and could also stave off weakness and decline in muscle function in old age. That's according to findings recently published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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Journal EntryRisky marketing: Dietary supplements and teen athletics
The Columbus Dispatch (Ohio) recently ran a five-day series titled "Little leagues, big costs" In this series, The Dispatch explores where youth sports have taken wrong turns in recent years.
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Journal EntryMarines address fitness testing
Failing a fitness test can get a Marine passed over for promotion,perhaps ending career hopes. According to an article from KVOA.com based in Tucson, AZ, there is growing pressure to hold marines to a higher standard for physical fitness and combat readiness.
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Journal EntrySoldiers speak out in support of CrossFit
Last week, Wired Magazine ran an article on high intensity fitness programs that are being studied and evaluated in a review of high-intensity fitness programs by the Consortium for Health and Military Performance, or CHAMP, at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.
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Journal EntryStudy indicates better results by periodically alternating training program
It has been known to trainers that alternating higher intensity and lower intensity training sessions is the most effective means for conditioning athletes. As reported in the September 20, 2010 edition of the Tauton Daily Gazzette (Tauton, MA), recent research indicates that it is not necessary to train at high-effort levels every exercise session.
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Journal EntryThe hidden danger of extreme workouts
Are high-intensity fitness programs safe?
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Journal EntryWhich is better: 30 minutes of swimming or running?
The Globe and Mail (Toronto) has an interesting piece on which activity is better for you – swimming or running?
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Journal EntryKeeping fit while deployed at sea
Marines and sailors rely on creativity and enthusiasm to keep fit while at sea.
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Journal EntryWho wants to wear "toe shoes"?
Vibram’s line of FiveFingers shoes, or VFFs (also known as toe shoes), has become the most controversial item in military running.
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