| Feb 19, 2010
| 9:34 PM
In a theoretical head-to-head 1,500-meter speedskating competition, current world-record holder Shani Davis would beat famed 1980 Olympic gold medalist Eric Heiden by 14.4 seconds, nearly half a lap....
| Feb 20, 2010
| 9:34 PM
In an upset, Shani Davis, the reigning world champion and world-record holder in the men's 1,500-meter long-track speedskating, won the silver medal, not the gold, in that event at the Vancouver Winter Olympics on Saturday. The gold medal went to......
| Mar 31, 2010
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...
| Mar 3, 2010
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...
| Mar 11, 2010
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...
| Mar 24, 2010
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'...
| Apr 24, 2010
Christine Thorburg, a physician, came to see my colleague Max 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 to...
| May 2, 2010
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.
New findings by...
| May 13, 2010
There's nothing like an injury to hinder your fitness progress — or stop it in its tracks. As everyone embraces the warmer weather and new activity, it's important to couple enthusiasm for whatever activities you choose with safe execution.
| May 22, 2010
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, or DOMS, and everyone experiences it, even elite athletes. Here's...
| May 29, 2010
Even the most robust exercise program won't grant you true fitness if you don't take control of your diet.
Exercise changes virtually every tissue in the body via many different pathways — metabolic, hormonal, neurological and mechanical —...