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Eric Heiden

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  • Poor Performance, Fatigue May Signal Problems

    Poor Performance, Fatigue May Signal Problems
    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,...
  • How to treat exercise injuries

    How to treat exercise injuries
    The Tour of California bike race, which attracted a large field of world-class cyclists this year, was held recently. In the first stage, a number of cyclists crashed just before the finish line. I was working the race, and I'm happy to report that...
  • Broaden Your Horizons by Lifting Weights

    Broaden Your Horizons by Lifting Weights
    Weight lifting is an effective—if often overlooked—exercise for achieving a number of different fitness objectives. It can help you lose weight, build endurance and strength, or serve as an aerobic workout. The ideal weight YOU, in...
  • Broaden your fitness plan with weights

    Broaden your fitness plan with weights
    Weight lifting is an effective — if often overlooked — exercise for achieving a number of different fitness objectives. It can help you lose weight, build endurance and strength, or serve as an aerobic workout. The ideal weight that you, in...
  • Keeping Fit on the Road

    Keeping Fit on the Road
    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...
  • Can exercise slow stress-induced aging?

    Can exercise slow stress-induced aging?
    The biological life span of any species is roughly six times the stretch between birth and maturity. Using this formula, the human life span is about 120 years, which is borne out in the record books. The oldest people who have ever lived all topped out...
  • Breathe Life Into Off-Season Exercise

    Breathe Life Into Off-Season Exercise
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...