Monthly Archives: January 2013

Time to Apply…

As this course ends there is only one thing to do….take this information and make something of it. The point of this class is not only to learn something but to be able to apply it to life. This isn’t … Continue reading

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You say you’re a woman… That IS enough!

After reading the article, “You say you are a woman? That should be enough.” I completely changed my views on women with naturally high levels of testosterone. I used to think it was highly unfair for women with that kind … Continue reading

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The BMI Roller Coaster and Pants on the Ground

At the beginning of January, no one would have said I needed to lose weight. Sure, I knew I had a little extra fat on my hips that I could probably lose, but my BMI was 18.9, very close to … Continue reading

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Gym Magic

After a grueling few weeks of trials and tribulations, I have finally found success in the most important aspect of fitness training: how to pick up women at the gym.  Many failures, and eventually successes (along with many broken hearts, … Continue reading

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A case for DRUGS

I really enjoyed learning about all of different ways to optimize performance this week. I especially liked getting into the ethics of what was ok and what wasn’t. Coincidentally, a couple weeks ago, after the Lance Armstrong bust hit the … Continue reading

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Built for Speed

As an admirer of birds of prey, I was a bit disappointed when the peregrine falcon video didn’t load the other day in class. So, I decided to look up a few videos for myself that could capture the remarkable … Continue reading

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Playing through the Pain

At the tender age of 3 the doctor noticed that Aidan, my younger brother, had a “lazy eye” and that he would need glasses to correct his vision.  Surprisingly enough there aren’t too many glasses made for 3 year olds … Continue reading

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Too Much Caffeine, Too Little Time

It was YMCA States for swimming, and everyone was so excited to be there.  YMCA States was the last meet of the year for people that didn’t swim USA Winter Championships or decided not to attend another meet at Harvard.  … Continue reading

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New Insanity fan

I just got through my first Insanity workout, and survived. We’ll see what tomorrow brings in terms of muscle soreness, but it was great “fun”. Our noon workout group of faculty and staff has come a long way over the … Continue reading

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Live a Little

What started as a relatively minor change in my diet, away from refined and sugary foods, has, over several years, developed into something more than I had anticipated. While many people adopt diets in pursuit of short-term goals, whether it … Continue reading

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Would I Know the Line?

It is so easy to sit and cast judgment on Lance Armstrong and other U.S. cyclists that admitted to doping for years. The same mentality is directed to athletes like Barry Bonds,   Mark McGwire, or other athletes detected of … Continue reading

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Old School vs Modern Day: How Far We’ve Come

In the early and mid 1900’s, a human breaking four minutes in a mile was a radical concept.  It was thought that it was physically impossible for a human to accomplish this feat; Roger Bannister thought differently. On May 6th, … Continue reading

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The Greatest American Cyclist; Greg Lemond

Today’s lecture focused on the dark and unsavory side of bicycle racing. To contrast, I’d like to bring to your attention Greg Lemond, the first and only American cyclist to win the Tour de France. He had and still has … Continue reading

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Alternative Training Methods

    I follow a lot of fitness blogs, and one in particular that focuses a lot on the scientific side of sports, specifically triathlons. http://www.bengreenfieldfitness.com   Recently he’s been posting a lot of alternative ways to train using methods … Continue reading

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Why Do We Sleep?

We all know it’s important…but why?? Whenever I don’t get enough sleep, it is usually a terrible day.  Why do we spend a third of our lives sleeping? When reading an article about this, I learned that scientists have developed … Continue reading

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