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  • Testing could save athletes young and old

    Testing could save athletes young and old
    It's the time of year when school sports start gearing up for fall with two-a-day football practices, afternoon soccer scrimmages and long cross-country runs. Unfortunately, it's also the time of year when we start hearing about young athletes—...
  • Avoid These Weight-Loss Pitfalls

    Avoid These Weight-Loss Pitfalls
    Quite a buzz was generated this spring by a Harvard study showing that losing weight via exercise is more difficult than previously thought. One of the pitfalls was an insufficient amount of exercise. The study, published in the Journal of the American...
  • Dehydration, exercise and heat don't mix

    Dehydration, exercise and heat don't mix
    When Tour de France cyclist Cadel Evans wanted to press on after fracturing his elbow in a fall in Stage 8, BMC Racing Team physician Max Testa made the call. Seeing no risk of permanent damage, Testa gave Evans the green light. "It was a stable fracture...
  • Track Your Training Intensity

    Track Your Training Intensity
    Many exercise physiologists believe that the intensity of an activity is more important than how long you exercise or how many times you repeat an exercise. But gauging exercise intensity can be difficult—what's low intensity to one person can seem...
  • Exercise-induced asthma could sneak up on you

    Exercise-induced asthma could sneak up on you
    A top athlete who is exhausted and underperforming but experiencing no other symptoms will nonetheless be tested for allergies or exercise-induced asthma and offered treatment. As is the case with many advances in sports performance medicine, however,...
  • Avoid the Dangers of Dehydration

    Avoid the Dangers of Dehydration
    When Tour de France cyclist Cadel Evans wanted to press on after fracturing his elbow in a fall in Stage 8, BMC Racing Team physician Max Testa, M.D., made the call. Seeing no risk of permanent damage, Testa gave Evans the green light. "It was a stable...
  • Improve your fitness and find your balance

    Improve your fitness and find your balance
    Balance rarely receives a lot of attention, but it's one of the four key components of fitness (the remaining being aerobic ability, strength and flexibility). A person who is fit is strong in all of these areas. You may wonder why balance plays such a...
  • Experience the After-Burn

    Experience the After-Burn
    Many fitness programs promote the idea that you lose weight simply because you burn a certain number of calories while you're exercising. But you also continue to burn calories after you exercise. We call this phenomenon exercise after-burn. For the Tour...
  • Cross-training in the off-season

    Cross-training in the off-season
    When I was skating, we skated exclusively on outdoor ice, and there was ice for only a fraction of the year. As a result, we had to do a lot of cross-training to stay in shape: lifting weights, running — which I discovered through Allan Claremont,...
  • Prevent Falls With Exercise

    Prevent Falls With Exercise
    Balance rarely receives a lot of attention, but it's one of the four key components of fitness (the remaining triumvirate being aerobic ability, strength and flexibility). A person who is fit is strong in all of these areas. You may wonder why balance...
  • Don't take a vacation from exercise

    Don't take a vacation from exercise
    When summer vacations roll around, folks often leave their exercise routines behind with their cares. But studies show that after 10 to 20 days without exercise, most people begin to display symptoms of detraining on all physical fronts. So it's important...