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  • Dealing with Muscle Soreness, Overuse

    Dealing with Muscle Soreness, Overuse
    Muscle soreness 24 to 48 hours after you exercise is a good sign. It means that you have challenged your muscles and are getting stronger. This is called delayed onset of muscle soreness (DOMS), and everyone experiences it, even elite athletes. Here's how...
  • Get Set for Success

    Get Set for Success
    The Department of Health and Human Services recently issued a report recommending that adults do muscle-strengthening exercises for all major muscle groups at least twice a week. That's on top of at least 150 minutes of moderate (or 75 minutes of...
  • If You Don't Snooze, You'll Lose

    If You Don't Snooze, You'll Lose
    Longer days -- at least for me -- mean time for long evening workouts, but I need to be careful. Enthusiasm for exercise is fabulous, but athletes can sabotage their fitness goals if it causes them to hit the sack much later. While you sleep you are...
  • Determining Your VO2max

    Determining Your VO2max
    Christine Thorburg, also a physician, came to see my colleague Massimo Testa, M.D., and me after she had knee ligament reconstruction. She'd run cross-country in college and had done some recreational cycling at age 30, but that was about it. She asked us...
  • Fitness by the Numbers

    Fitness by the Numbers
    Folks don't know their full potential until they know their VO2max. Exercise performance physician Massimo Testa, M.D., is one of the foremost experts on VO2max in the world. He explains that your cardiovascular fitness score tells you how efficiently...
  • 5 Factors Behind Exercise Discomfort

    5 Factors Behind Exercise Discomfort
    Exercise can be uncomfortable when beginning any new type of training or when getting back in the saddle after a long break. In last week's column I talked about the discomfort of exercise when starting out and also when competing at the elite level. It'...
  • 'Immunize' Yourself Against Exercise Discomfort

    'Immunize' Yourself Against Exercise Discomfort
    In the world of fitness, practice doesn't just make you perfect, it also makes you more comfortable. As you first dig into a new fitness regimen, as many people do this time of year, the discomfort of exercise can be, well, uncomfortable. The burning...
  • How to Select Home Gym Equipment

    How to Select Home Gym Equipment
    I like the convenience of working out at home. The upside is that once you eliminate the travel time to a gym, a lot more opportunities to exercise open up. The downside is that, 90 percent of the time, those opportunities never seem ideal for one...
  • Tennis May Serve Up the Perfect Workout

    Tennis May Serve Up the Perfect Workout
    Growing up, my parents taught us that the best activities are the ones that you can enjoy your entire life. As the senior tennis champion of Madison, Wis., my mother set a good example. According to a meta-analysis published in The British Journal of...
  • Biological Impact of Thought on Performance

    Biological Impact of Thought on Performance
    When speedskater J.R. Celski won his first Olympic medal with a bronze in the men's 1,500-meter short track at the Vancouver Olympics, I found his success remarkable. It answered important questions I had about Celski's recovery from the bad injury he had...
  • Exercise May Reduce the Risk of Colds and Flu

    Things are heating up for those of us headed to the Winter Olympics in Vancouver. I am looking forward to being there as team physician for the U.S. Speedskating team. In that role, I take care of team members' injuries and their basic medical needs....