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The Most Important Thing I Learned in BC176

After the first fitness test I was very sore. My legs in particular, were in a great deal of pain. Luckily, this pain did not exist after the second fitness test. The reason for this is not really in any … Continue reading

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Is Football a Dying Sport?

It was recently revealed that President Barack Obama is concerned about the future of football, citing concussions as a major safety issue. Our president is not the first to express feelings of doubt for the future sport, however, as families … 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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The Power of the PB&J

When I returned home following my first high school sports practice I rushed to the kitchen in search of wholesome food that my worn-down body was craving. I wasn’t sure what I was looking for, but I told myself that … Continue reading

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The Easiest Way to Improve Performance

As a child I always resented my 8:00pm bedtime. It wasn’t fair, I thought, that I had to go to bed earlier than any of my friends, who consistently stayed up until 9:00 or 10:00. To make matters worse, it … Continue reading

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The day I was told I drank too much water

Maintaining healthy ion concentrations may seem like a relatively easy task; as long as an athlete eats a balanced diet he or she should not have to worry too much. Being born with Nephrogenic Diabetes Insipidus (NDI)* at 18 months, … Continue reading

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What it takes to be #1

All my life I have been fascinated by athletics; there was something about the thrill of competition that hooked me at an early age. This probably stems from being brought to the sporting events of my older brother and sister … Continue reading

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