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Therapy Dogs Are Scoring Big at the U.S. Olympic Swim Trials

Therapy Dogs Are Scoring Big at the U.S. Olympic Swim Trials

2017-06-13 09:50:01 0 Comments 19 views Sports and Fitness category

Bring-your-dog-to-work day has expanded to the U.S. Olympic trials in Omaha, Nebraska, where USA Swimming has enlisted the services of therapy dogs in an effort to reduce stress and -- hopefully -- improve the athletes' performance. Nonprofit organization Domesti-PUPS is providing four to five canines per shift to help keep athletes

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At What Age Can a Child Work Out With Weights?

At What Age Can a Child Work Out With Weights?

2017-06-11 01:28:01 0 Comments 4 views Sports and Fitness category

If you’ve ever heard that weightlifting isn’t safe for kids under 12 because it stunts their growth, you’re not alone. This myth persists despite lacking any truth, according to the American Council on Exercise. Beyond improving muscle strength, increasing bone density and lowering cholesterol, working out with weights has an

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Pregnancy Has Been a New Challenge for Olympian Alysia Montano

Pregnancy Has Been a New Challenge for Olympian Alysia Montano

2017-06-10 03:42:01 0 Comments 6 views Parenting category

Overview Five-time All-American and 800-meter champion Alysia Montano and her husband, Louis Montano, are expecting their first child in August 2014 , but it seems she’s been preparing for this moment all her life. Montano, who was born in Queens, New York, and raised in Southern California, has always had a special

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The History of Volleyball in the Philippines

The History of Volleyball in the Philippines

2017-06-08 12:10:01 0 Comments 4 views Sports and Fitness category

The Philippines had more influence over the style of modern volleyball than you might think. In fact, Philippine volleyball players invented the set and spike. More than 800 million people in the world play volleyball at least once a week, according to information from the Westlake High School physical education

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Pole Vaulting Calories

Pole Vaulting Calories

2017-05-29 23:58:01 0 Comments 3 views Sports and Fitness category

Pole vaulting is a rigorous sport that requires total body strength to bend the pole and vault yourself over a bar. The challenging motions required to clear a pole-vaulting bar require many calories. Caloric Expension According to the CalorieLab website, a 175 lb. person burns about 99 calories in a 15 minute

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Olympic Lifts and Full-Body Workouts

Olympic Lifts and Full-Body Workouts

2017-05-09 13:26:01 0 Comments 13 views Sports and Fitness category

Imagine pulling two and a half times your own body weight straight off of the floor over your head. Olympic weight lifters regularly do just that, and this type of training can build incredible power and strength. Composed of two competitive lifts, the snatch and the clean and jerk, Olympic

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Lower Chest Exercises at Home With No Weights

Lower Chest Exercises at Home With No Weights

2017-05-07 19:38:01 0 Comments 4 views Sports and Fitness category

Building your lower chest gives you a full, buff appearance, but the area can be slow to respond to strength-training. While decline bench presses are ideal for developing this sternal region of your pectoralis major, you don't always have access to a gym with an adjustable bench and Olympic bar.

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Should You Run on the Days You Lift Weights?

Should You Run on the Days You Lift Weights?

2017-05-07 13:08:01 0 Comments 5 views Sports and Fitness category

Running and weightlifting are different types of exercise that are often combined in an exercise regimen. Properly done, the combination can benefit both activities. Running builds cardiovascular capacity, enabling the heart and lungs to move blood and oxygen more effectively through the body. Weightlifting builds muscle and strength. Runners lift

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Fun Facts About Running a Marathon

Fun Facts About Running a Marathon

2017-04-30 09:52:01 0 Comments 6 views Sports and Fitness category

Almost half a million Americans ran a marathon in 2012, according to Running USA's "Annual Marathon Report." For each of the 93 marathons that took place all over the country in 2012 there were a 1000 finishers per marathon. However, marathon running did not always carry the mass appeal it

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What Is a CrossFit Push Jerk?

What Is a CrossFit Push Jerk?

2017-04-22 23:00:01 0 Comments 8 views Sports and Fitness category

CrossFit involves a variety of functional movements of wide-ranging intensity. One of the most intensely powerful movements in CrossFit is the push jerk. This movement, also one of the key exercises in Olympic weightlifting, is a powerful overhead movement that requires both raw strength and expert technique. Gabe Hihira, a Bangkok

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