Author Archives: Harptown

Does it really make a difference?

Is it right to specialize in sports? Does it benefit an athlete in any way? I have always wondered about this topic. Growing up I played many sports. At one time or another I played baseball, basketball, football, soccer, lacrosse, … Continue reading

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David Goggins: “I’m Nobody Special”

David Goggins. Sounds like a regular guy from somewhere around the world. Turns out, he is not some regular guy. Turns out, he is one of the most amazing athletes, even humans on the planet today. I first read about … Continue reading

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The First Time I Liked Running

It was two days ago. My head was pounding, my eyes were drooping, and all I wanted to do was lie in bed and watch another episode of “The West Wing”. It was just one of those days where everything … 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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Performance-Enhancing Drugs and their Place in Sports

In the recent past there have been numerous accounts of professional athletes using performance-enhancing drugs. From Major League Baseball to professional cycling and Olympic track and field athletes, steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs have dominated sports media for much of … Continue reading

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Changing Goals, Changing Lifestyle.

My workouts and overall fitness have always been centered around three words, “bigger, faster, stronger”. Since I was 16 years old I have been lifting weights and completing agility and conditioning work out geared to improving myself as a football … Continue reading

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My Life as a Gymnast

Growing up I followed in my older brother’s footsteps very closely. Every sport he played, I had to play. I wanted to be just like him in every aspect of life. We played a lot of sports as a children … Continue reading

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