Daily Archives: January 21, 2013

Trip the pain away

About while back, CNN published an article about a case in which MDMA (Ectacy) was being used to treat PTSD (Link: http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/03/health/ecstasy-ptsd-3/index.html ) . I had completely forgotten about the article about the article recently, when i came across an article … Continue reading

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Fight or Flight… or, Paddle.

I had never seen anything quite as beautiful and perfect as I had when I pulled my van up to the beach access in “Surfer’s Paradise” on Australia’s Gold Coast.  I had a week off between the end of classes … Continue reading

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Maine marathoner running to D.C. for charity

Here’s an inspiring story of athletic accomplishment! http://bangordailynews.com/slideshow/maine-marathoner-running-to-d-c-for-charity/

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Damn you, mammalian diving reflex!

Over the years, I’ve done some triathlons to spare my body from the effects of too much pavement pounding. One of my favorites is the Colby triathlon, which has several advantages: the distances are very manageable, the event is nearby, … Continue reading

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Gym Shame

This doesn’t necessarily pertain to what we have been learning in the past week, but I’ve got an issue.  I made it my goal at the beginning of the month to work on my strength and, because I could barely … Continue reading

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HBOT is the Latest Style in Hemoglobin

A cutting-edge therapy among medical professionals and scientists is HBOT, or Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. This therapy is used for the correction of/recovery from serious health conditions by administering pure oxygen at greater than atmospheric pressure to a patient. Hyperbaric Oxygen … Continue reading

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What about the anaerobic athlete?

A diet rich in the right carbs, fats, and proteins is essential for any diet, but especially for the athlete. After reading chapter two on nutrition and chapter five on ergogenic acids, I learned that there are many ways for … Continue reading

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40 yard dash times

As a football fan, the NFL draft is a really exciting time for me.  One of the most important parts of the draft is the NFL Combine, essentially a workout for all invited potential draft picks.  It is a chance … Continue reading

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The Mass of the Mules

One of the first things I noticed when I first visited Colby, which was also noted in one of our lectures, is how fit people are here. Athletics are hugely popular and even people who are not involved in organized … Continue reading

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Who Are The Best Athletes in the World?

I have always wondered which sport has the best athletes. I look at professional athletes that play in the NBA, NFL, MLS, and MLB and wonder how you can compare the athletic abilities of some of the world’s best competitors. … Continue reading

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The Pride of Central Maine

Maine isn’t exactly known for its basketball. Not a single player in the history of the state has ever even suited up for an NBA squad; not one. Consequently, growing up as an avid basketball fan in Central Maine wasn’t … Continue reading

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