Speed

Three Exercises to Build Speed and Quickness (Vertical Jump, too)

(Disclaimer: Consult a doctor before starting any new fitness initiative.) Last time, we talked about the importance of transferable athletic training and why speed ladders are a waste of time. Here are three exercises that’ll deliver results, no matter what sport you play. They can be incorporated into any training program.

Cholesterol, Sugar, Diabetes, and Fast Food (Must-See)

On the heels of my last post, some more information on calories, macronutrients and health myths: Documentary: Fat Head Video: http://www.hulu.com/watch/196879/fat-head Great Documentary. You can find more information on the film here: http://www.fathead-movie.com/

Redshirting: Not Just for College Quarterbacks

One controversial idea making the rounds in parenting circles is the postponement of Kindergarten or First Grade for young children. Coined “Redshirting”, parents delay a child’s entry into the academic world in order to maximize his/her chances of success for their children. Authorities ranging from scientists to best-selling authors reason that older children sport a …

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More Mating Calls of the Irrational Sports Fan (Part 1)

Preface: I’m a sports fan who watches the NBA, NFL, and (occasionally) NCAA competition.  In general, I think most professional athletes are entitled and exhibit off-the-field conduct that leaves much to be desired but this post is directed at their fans. I’ve heard sports fans utter a lot of nonsense over the years. Uninformed sports …

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More Mating Calls of the Irrational Sports Fan (Part 2)

Click here for Part 1 “Athletes are so greedy. I’d play the game for free.” This statement reeks of envy. A little bit of myopia as well. Professional athletes do a lot more than just play sports.  They give interviews, attend public relations events, and have to be present for countless other non-athletic activities. They …

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Mating Calls of the Irrational Sports Fan: Lebron Edition (Part 1)

Note: I wrote this article in the summer of 2010, immediately after Lebron James decided to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers. Preface: I’m a sports fan who watches the NBA, NFL, and (occasionally) NCAA competition. In general, I think most professional athletes are entitled and exhibit off-the-field conduct that leaves much to be desired but this …

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