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Posted by: pshields on Tuesday, March 30, 2004 - 04:09 AM
FASHIONABLY FIT: Trendy Training
New workouts and gadgets may change over the years, but experts say regular
exercise is the key
By JOAN WHITELY
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
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.
Posted by: pshields on Monday, March 29, 2004 - 04:06 AM
Remember, runners: Do all things in moderation
March 23, 2004
BY BILL LAITNER
FREE PRESS COLUMNIST
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
To get more out of this year's training and racing, here are some armchair
tips to ponder:
Posted by: pshields on Sunday, March 28, 2004 - 10:43 AM
Posted by: pshields on Saturday, March 27, 2004 - 06:05 AM
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?
Posted by: pshields on Friday, March 26, 2004 - 02:39 PM
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.
Posted by: pshields on Wednesday, March 24, 2004 - 04:04 AM
Posted by: pshields on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 04:29 AM
Consistency critical for schedule
Posted on Thu, Mar. 18, 2004
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.
Posted by: pshields on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 04:02 AM
Posted by: pshields on Sunday, March 21, 2004 - 09:46 AM
Posted by: pshields on Saturday, March 20, 2004 - 10:07 AM
Sports injuries can be prevented with the right equipment, doctor says
March 16, 2004
BY PATRICIA ANSTETT
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.