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Do-it-all sport watches to help you get in shape

Posted by: pshields on Saturday, August 28, 2004 - 04:02 AM 1001 Reads
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Runners, let's be flexible about this

Posted by: pshields on Friday, August 27, 2004 - 04:29 AM 1170 Reads
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Runners, let's be flexible about this

BY SUNNI THOMPSON

(KRT) - Part of my routine when I run is to stretch for five to 10 minutes before and after. Haven't we all heard about the wonders of stretching? You begin to think that if you don't stretch, you're doomed to develop a debilitating injury.

Isn't it ironic, then, that a recent study published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, a journal of the American College of Sports Medicine, cautions that stretching may not prevent injuries. In fact, the researchers said that stretching before an event could compromise an elite athlete's performance.





New shoe mimics runnng barefoot

Posted by: pshields on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 - 07:03 AM 2001 Reads
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New shoe mimics runnng barefoot

BEAVERTON

Nike researchers are giving the boot to some old ideas about shoes.

Company researchers have helped lead the development of a product that the Nike hopes will be as revolutionary as its air cushioning technology: the Nike Free training shoe, designed to mimic running barefoot.

Flexing your foot hardly seems extraordinary. But to Jeff Pisciotta, the act is highly underrated.

Consider that the foot has 28 bones, 25 joints, 12 tendons crossing the ankle joint and 18 muscles - all acting in concert while stuffed into a small package.

Again and again, the foot absorbs the shock of impact as a person walks, runs or lands after leaping. The foot provides a base of support for the entire body, allows it to push off from the ground and quickly adapts to uneven terrain.

Pisciotta, a senior researcher at Nike's Sports Research Lab, is among the researchers at the Beaverton-based company who seek to unlock the foot's secrets.





The Perfect Partner

Posted by: pshields on Monday, August 23, 2004 - 04:04 AM 1357 Reads
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The Perfect Partner

August 22, 2004

Finding the motivation to work out a little hard to come by? Well, do as Damien Kelly suggests and bring a friend along for the ride.

How do I get more motivation to exercise? That's the six million dollar health and fitness question we'd all like answered. For all of us, motivation generally rises and falls throughout the year. Just before summer, our motivation seems to miraculously re-appear, ditto for the bridal party six months before a wedding. But how can we conjure up motivation all the time?





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Olympics And The Limits To Human Performance

Posted by: pshields on Sunday, August 22, 2004 - 07:45 AM 1418 Reads
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Marathon at the Olympics is not for the faint of heart

Posted by: pshields on Thursday, August 19, 2004 - 09:30 AM 1145 Reads
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Marathon at the Olympics is not for the faint of heart

By Gina Kolata

New York Times News Service

Runners, who have larger hearts, face a steep 13-mile hill

The marathon at the Olympics in Athens this month is fearsome, so grueling that even an elite athlete is liable to feel at least a moment of trepidation. The 26-mile, 385-yard course includes, among other body-bashing stretches, a 13-mile hill so steep it has been described as the like running up a five-story building every mile.

Your everyday, normal sort of runner, like me, will be breathless just watching. But many of the Olympic runners will make it look easy.





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Fatigue is in the mind

Posted by: pshields on Monday, August 16, 2004 - 04:08 AM 1676 Reads
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Fatigue is in the mind

09/08/2004 13:28 - (SA)

Cape Town - Fatigue is largely in the mind, not the muscles, research by South African scientists has discovered.

The brain steps in and makes the body feel weary to stop it being overworked, thanks to a signalling molecule that seems to tell the brain when it is time to slow the pace of the body.





Side stitches cut into runners' performance

Posted by: pshields on Sunday, August 15, 2004 - 04:37 AM 4266 Reads
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Side stitches cut into runners' performance

By Vee Matisko Staff writer

Sunday, August 8, 2004

Side stitches can affect anyone, young or old, seasoned or inexperienced. No, they are not threaded stitches for a cut.

Side stitches are the sharp pains that develop under the rib cage during exercise, especially running. Remember that pain in gym class, the one that still brings tears to your eyes?

It is a pain that doubles you over and stops you in your tracks. The one that seem to affect younger children more than adults. Although, adults do get them.

"It is not completely understood why or when this happens," according to Dr. Michael Rytel, Director of Sports Medicine at Allegheny Valley Hospital, Harrison. "There are a lot of theories, but no one really knows what causes it."

Rytel said the pain is often associated with high intensity running. It happens less frequently with people who train and run races.





Never-Ending Tech Race

Posted by: pshields on Saturday, August 14, 2004 - 04:01 AM 1306 Reads
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Olympic Legends: Emil Zatopek

Posted by: pshields on Friday, August 13, 2004 - 04:02 AM 1571 Reads
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Olympic Legends: Emil Zatopek

August 09, 2004

With his head and eyes rolling, and grimacing in apparent agony, Emil Zatopek won zero marks for artistic impression but a clutch of gold medals during the years following World War Two. The contortions belied a supremely efficent running style which enabled the Czech to set 18 world records in six years and capture four golds at two Olympic Games.

Zatopek started running while working in a shoe factory in his home town of Zlin during the 1940s. He was immensely impressed by the great Swedish middle-distance runner Arne Andersson who visited Czechoslovakia in 1945.

He took the rigorous training schedules practised by the Nordic runners to new extremes, training in heavy soldiers' boots in pouring rain.





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