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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 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 EntryQuestions raised on the effectiveness of toning shoes
Toning shoes are exercise shoes that have a uniquely shaped rocker type sole and extra cushioning to alter the wearer’s normal walking gait. They are the latest trend in fitness footwear, but is all the buzz and manufacturer’s claims too good to be true?
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Journal EntryCaffeine can boost sports performance
High doses of caffeine can increase muscle power and endurance, researchers from Coventry University said in a news release.
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Journal EntryNew report on protein drinks
Recent surveys of dietary supplement use indicate that about 20 percent of active duty personnel are using some type of protein powder. The percentage of users is likely higher among special operations personnel, and this is of concern, given the July 2010 Consumer Reports® alert on protein drinks.
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Journal Entry text/texmacsRecall of certain body building products
MuscleMaster.com, Inc. announced a recall of body building products.
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