Daily Archives: January 23, 2013

Dieting Vs. Exercising

Media almost everywhere encourages females to be thinner and males to be more toned. To go along with the near-impossible to achieve, abnormal physique, new diets are created to try and help one get that way. Most of the diets … Continue reading

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Ironing out the Kinks

I am a twin.  My sister would legitimately kill me if she ever found out about this post, but hey, she gave me some great direct evidence in support of the importance of iron in the diet, so that’s a … Continue reading

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New Ways to Cheat

In a world where doping has become more and more prevalent, new research is being done on how an athlete can fake the results of a urine test.  It is becoming harder and harder for athletes who dope to cheat … Continue reading

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James vs. Jordan

Last year my AP Gov teacher spent most of the time talking to my classmates and I about what happened on sports center the night before rather than what was happening in the White House. His favorite topic to discuss … Continue reading

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Step into the Freezer

Stepping outside this morning, I pulled some good, frozen air down into my lungs and a smile crept across my face.  It was cold, really cold.  I looked around to see the few Colby students outside bundled up like it … Continue reading

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The Scallenge

Joe Blow sports fan often watch their favorite sports teams and jeer certain players who don’t perform with claim, “Even I could do better than that!”  Last week 4 Boston sports fans had that chance. Brian Scalabrine, a former Celtics … Continue reading

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SNAPPED!

My high school soccer Coach approached me the summer before my senior season with an interesting request. He asked me to start training to become a goalkeeper, and offered to pay my way to an elite goalie camp in order … Continue reading

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Level the Playing Field

I suppose I consider myself a feminist if that means I align myself with those that believe men and women should have equal rights and equal oppurtunity. I think in this day and age that the term should be dropped, … Continue reading

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Is anything really impossible?

You always read stories about athletes who have done incredible things, things you never even thought possible. Michael Phelps bringing home 22 medals from 2 Olympics, Felix Hernandez  pitching a perfect game, Usain Bolt becoming the fastest man alive way … Continue reading

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Satisfactory Wins

For tomorrow, for those of us in the Monday/Thursday lab section, we had to complete a Pre-Lab Assignment discussing gene doping, and it got me thinking about doping in general.  You could say that I am a purist.  I do … Continue reading

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It’s the elevation, dummy!

Living most of my life in Maine, I haven’t had much experience with running at altitude. One exception was when my running group in Seattle decided to enter a relay race in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho. Teams consisted of … Continue reading

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Bundle Up Ma’am(mals?)

A base layer of short sleeve Under Armour, a layer of long sleeve Under Armour, an Under Armour turtle neck, two Nike long sleeve pull overs, bottom Under Armour shorts and tights, a pair of running shorts, two hats, and … Continue reading

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Finish Your Food

Ever since I was young, my parents have always told me to finish the food on my plate. This usually wasn’t a problem as I was a picky eater and was usually given only a few different types of food … Continue reading

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Great Quotes by Great Athletes

Everyone has days where they wake up and just don’t feel motivated to do anything. Sometimes it can be because of lousy weather, other times it can be the result of stress, or it can be due to a grinding … Continue reading

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Finding Homeostasis

In this class we’ve talked a lot about homeostasis, looking at how different body systems work together to maintain it and how we as athletes, energy consumers and users can help make this easier for the body.  This got me … Continue reading

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