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  • Lift Weights Lose Weight

    Lift Weights Lose Weight
    When I was speed skating, we cross-trained year-round by lifting weights a couple of times a week. I found weight lifting so satisfying that even today, no matter how busy my schedule gets, not a week goes by that you won't find me out in the garage...
  • It's Hard to Resist Resistance Bands

    It's Hard to Resist Resistance Bands
    In last week's column, I talked about how much I like weight lifting, as an athlete and as a physician. The more scientists study weight-bearing activity, the more value they find in it, not only in building our bones but also in boosting our metabolism...
  • Extrinsic Rewards Provide Motivation for Exercise

    Extrinsic Rewards Provide Motivation for Exercise
    "What's the trick for sticking with an exercise program?" That's a question I often get from patients and from folks at book signings and other events. I guess people believe that since I was good at something, I must also know some secret way to make...
  • Inner Goals Insulate Athletes from Failure

    Inner Goals Insulate Athletes from Failure
    Exercise makes us healthier, but the rewards of improved health aren't always sufficient motivation. I know that without other rewards, sure enough, there are days I would come up empty, motivation-wise. For those days, we need other payoffs to put a fire...
  • Flexible Approach Best When Stressed

    Flexible Approach Best When Stressed
    Everyone involved with the Winter Games is feeling pressure right now. But you don't need to be competing in - or hosting - the Olympics to feel stressed out. Exercise relieves stress, and, golly, do I look forward to that release after a long day in...
  • Braving the Cold

    Braving the Cold
    When I started skating seriously, we did all of our skating outdoors: on the lake in front of my grandparents' house, at the place near Milwaukee where we trained, even at the ovals where we competed. Living in Park City, Utah, I still prefer...
  • Home Cooking Aids Weight Loss

    Home Cooking Aids Weight Loss
    People often embark on an exercise program with the goal of losing weight but fail. Research shows that those who fail frequently have one rather surprising factor in common: a lack of time. Everyone seems to be squeezing every moment from every day....
  • Maximize Fitness Gains Through Scheduling

    Maximize Fitness Gains Through Scheduling
    At the upcoming Winter Olympics in Vancouver, you're likely to see the fruits of a training technique Olympic athletes have practiced for literally thousands of years. Though it's relatively unknown to the public, the technique is one anyone can use to...
  • Strategic Rest Key to a Powerful Performance

    Strategic Rest Key to a Powerful Performance
    As anticipation for the Olympic Games in Vancouver reaches a crescendo, many assume the athletes are also in a frenzy. They picture speedskater Shani Davis or alpine skier Lindsey Vonn putting in the hardest workouts of their lives in the days leading...
  • Which Sport Fits Your Body Type?

    Which Sport Fits Your Body Type?
    As you watch the Winter Olympics, it's easy to see that no single body type represents the "ideal" athlete. Folks in ski jumping, short track speedskating and freestyle skiing tend to bulge with muscle, while those in the biathlon and Nordic combined tend...
  • Make It Six: Ohno Ties Blair For Most US Medals

    Make It Six: Ohno Ties Blair For Most US Medals
    VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Boxed out by the South Koreans, with all hope of a medal appearing lost, Apolo Anton Ohno could only count on the freakishness of short track to pull it out. When two skaters ahead of him went sliding into the padding,...