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General Fitness Training: It’s for Everyone

A lot of attention is currently being paid to the physical fitness level (or lack of) among members of the American public.  There really...

Exercise Intensity, Heart Rate, and Perceived Exertion

Cardiovascular exercise is typically performed to improve and maintain cardiovascular health. Aside from endurance competitors (triathletes, cyclists, marathon runners, etc.), recreationally active men and...

Visger Rules – Recommended Changes to NFL Rules

Knowledge comes from formal learning and research, along with first-hand experience. George Visger, who played defensive tackle for the University of Colorado in the...

The Science Behind Altitude Training Masks

Endurance athletes have long understood the concept of the “live high/train low” mantra to improve erythropoietic pathways and increase hemoglobin in order to enhance...

Monosodium Glutamate or MSG: What’s the Big Deal?

Is MSG harmful to the human body?  What does it do for and to the human body?  To answer these questions one first must...

Prescription Drugs Number 1 Drug Killer in America

The Digest recently posted a story about a research study on the increase in the occurrence of knee osteoarthritis among older Americans.  The gist...

Boxing vs. Mixed Martial Arts: Which is More Dangerous?

Recently there has been an increase in the debating of whether the sport of boxing or mixed martial arts (MMA) is more dangerous to...

Do Ice Baths After Exercise Really Work?

Recent research suggests that sitting in a tub full of ice after a hard workout may help prevent muscle soreness that can afflict athletes...

3D Printing: A Future in the Sports Industry

You’ve heard a lot lately about 3D printing. Did you know it was invented over 20 years ago? Having started in the 1980s, 3D...

Fitness Trends

The American College of Sports Medicine recently announced their top 10 fitness trends for 2017. Accordingly, these trends are as follows… Wearable technology (including...

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