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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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More on barefoot running

One question from last week’s lab on the anatomy of exercise focused on the mechanics of running. Recent research into foot strike patterns (heel, midfoot or forefoot) leaves us still wondering if there actually is an ideal running form ! … Continue reading

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Spectators and performance

I enjoy watching competitions, cheering on athletes as they put their all into a contest. I often wonder, though, what effects this cheering has on an athlete’s performance. When I played basketball, I used to get a bit more nervous … Continue reading

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Daily dose

I grew up with little interest or inspiration to participate in competitive sports, but I did spend LOTS of time outside playing kickball and running around in the neighborhood. My mother tells me she almost didn’t graduate from college because … Continue reading

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Welcome to Exercise Physiology

An introduction to the metabolic responses of the human body to exercise, including biochemical and physiological changes in the major support systems (such as cardiovascular, respiratory, and muscular systems) in cooperation with energy production. Other topics include nutrition and ergogenic … Continue reading

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