Author Archives: Samuel Poulin

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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Preparing to Fail

It happens each and every season, regardless of the sport or whether or not I have trained thoughtfully in the offseason. The first few practices are always excruciating. This phenomenon is particularly bothersome when I feel I have prepared my … 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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The Pride of Central Maine

Maine isn’t exactly known for its basketball. Not a single player in the history of the state has ever even suited up for an NBA squad; not one. Consequently, growing up as an avid basketball fan in Central Maine wasn’t … Continue reading

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80 mg Exercise 2x Daily

Everybody knows exercising is good for your physical health, but its effect on mental well-being is far too often overlooked. To be honest, this lack of recognition may not be completely unwarranted; a large aspect of many people’s exercise routines … Continue reading

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Video Games as a Resumé Booster

A huge component of my lifelong involvement in athletics has been via the video game. My favorites are of the basketball genre, the NCAA March Madness and NBA 2k series in particular. Unlike most sports gamers, I rarely actually play … Continue reading

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Fitness Testing Then and Now

In elementary school, mile-run day was the best day of the year. It contained all the best components of any great athletic competition: the anxious restlessness the night before, the meticulous planning of the pre-run breakfast, the shameless trash talk … Continue reading

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