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FASHIONABLY FIT: Trendy Training

Posted by: pshields on Tuesday, March 30, 2004 - 04:09 AM 1241 Reads

FASHIONABLY FIT: Trendy Training

New workouts and gadgets may change over the years, but experts say regular exercise is the key


Clothing styles change yearly. Car models do, too. Fitness trends don't, but still fluctuate a lot.

Remember lateral slide machines? Jane Fonda-esque aerobic workouts in which the legs pound the floor? Both are workout formats, once wildly popular, now consigned to the ash heap as others continue to emerge.

Do the trends mean the people who work out are fickle, constantly craving a different adrenalin fix, the latest silver bullet to solve their weight woes?

Is it mercenary calculation by the fitness industry -- to boost sales or club memberships by offering this new piece of workout equipment or that new exercise program?

Or is it thoughtful analysis by exercise physiologists and trainers who search for new workout formats to remedy the deficiencies of prior formats?

All of the above, say people who work in Southern Nevada fitness centers.

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Remember, runners: Do all things in moderation

Posted by: pshields on Monday, March 29, 2004 - 04:06 AM 1216 Reads

Remember, runners: Do all things in moderation

March 23, 2004


On a sore knee about to undergo surgery, I did my last robot-like treadmill walk of the winter last week. When I bounce back in a couple of months from a procedure to remove a thimble-full of worn cartilage, I'll be ready for the real thing: bona fide running.

No more treadmill. I'll be outdoors and running with the lung-filling satisfaction and mind-sharpening relaxation that seem to come only from cranking out actual mileage on terra firma, not from running in place while squinting at faux miles on a treadmill's readout.

There's not much better than getting outdoors in early spring, shaking out winter's stiffness and looking ahead to a long, warm season of running enjoyment.

To get more out of this year's training and racing, here are some armchair tips to ponder:

Beware the Dictator Coach

Posted by: pshields on Sunday, March 28, 2004 - 10:43 AM 1179 Reads

Getting back into running and racing!

Posted by: pshields on Saturday, March 27, 2004 - 06:05 AM 2144 Reads

Getting back into running and racing!

How to recover your lost fitness

No matter what your level of fitness was, if you stopped running for more than three weeks because of the winter weather, holidays, or other reasons, you probably lost somewhere between 20%-40% of your fitness level. And, I am not talking about physical fitness, only. Your mental edge, motivation and psychological skills are affected. How to recover your lost fitness and get into the racing form as quickly as possible?

Taking the stress out of stress fractures

Posted by: pshields on Friday, March 26, 2004 - 02:39 PM 1224 Reads

Taking the stress out of stress fractures


Amanda Weiss Kelly
Plain Dealer Reporter

My daughter had severe shin splints in both legs during cross country season that may have been stress fractures.How can stress fractures be treated? Are there any vitamins or diet changes that could help? - From, Concerned Mom

Dear C.M., Stress fractures are quite common, occurring in about 2 percent of athletes. Shin splints are even more common; in fact, they are the most common cause of leg pain in runners. Training errors, such as sudden increases in running mileage or speed, are often to blame. Also, running in worn-out shoes can make an athlete more likely to get stress injuries.

Swedish fartlek method brings fun to fast fitness

Posted by: pshields on Wednesday, March 24, 2004 - 04:04 AM 3052 Reads

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Consistency critical for schedule

Posted by: pshields on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 04:29 AM 1127 Reads

Consistency critical for schedule

Posted on Thu, Mar. 18, 2004

Runner's log

We're now in our sixth week of our training program and you should be beginning to feel more comfortable as we lead up to the Gulf Coast Classic 10K on April 17.

Again, we will take our training up another half-notch this week, and, remember, our training week begins on Tuesday.

Getting Started

Posted by: pshields on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 04:02 AM 1152 Reads

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Training for One Sport or Many

Posted by: pshields on Sunday, March 21, 2004 - 09:46 AM 1202 Reads

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Sports injuries can be prevented with the right equipment, doctor says

Posted by: pshields on Saturday, March 20, 2004 - 10:07 AM 1216 Reads

Sports injuries can be prevented with the right equipment, doctor says

March 16, 2004


Research coordinator Beth Kedroske, left, and Dr. David Janda prepare an air cannon before firing a hockey puck from it at a helmet.

His safety crusade has taken him to Congress, landed him on the pages of leading medical journals and on Oprah Winfrey's show in the past 15 years.

He's established a one-of-a-kind, nonprofit organization, the Institute for Preventative Sports Medicine; written a book; collaborated on a public television video; and set up a Web site.

For this, he's made inroads, most recently in Little League Baseball and Softball, as well as gained support from a jury of his medical peers.

But his effort for the adoption of safer equipment and training techniques has been turned down by most professional and recreational sports leagues. The recommendations are unnecessary, costly or unacceptable, he's been repeatedly told in telephone conversations and letters dating back more than a decade.

Discouraged but not defeated, Janda changed his strategy this year, taking a lesson from his engineer father.

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