Category Archives: Exercise Physiology

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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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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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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On Mental Fitness

This class teaches us the value in exercising daily.  We lift, we run, we stretch, we workout, and we do these to keep the processes in our body sharp and in shape.  I want to talk about another kind of … Continue reading

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Making Gender an Advantage

In the fall I took Anthropology of Gender and Sexuality, where we studied socio-cultural norms and political influences of dichotomous gender systems. We read a book titled Lessons from the Intersexed by Susanne J. Kessler, in which intersex individuals share … Continue reading

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The moms know what’s up

If you live in a suburb like me, I’m sure you’re accustomed to seeing the mom brigade.  Armed in baseball caps and spandex, they come marching down the street just around the time you’re waking up, still recovering from that … Continue reading

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Food>Medicine?

I have had migraine headaches for most of my life and besides several intense prescription medicines there have been very few things that have helped with them.  When I was a sophomore in high school however, they started to get … 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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Class and Life: Making Connections

This weekend, I went with 3 other friends on an adventure: winter camping and cross country skiing in the Rangeley Lakes area.  This was to be a new experience for me, and I was, in a sense, the trip leader. … 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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Is Theater Disrupting my Workout Routine?

I have been acting since I was very young. During my high school and college theater experience I have attempted to balance the demands of putting up a show, keeping up with my school work, and keeping myself physically fit. … Continue reading

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Poor Rondo

If any of you are Celtics fans, you probably heard the news that point guard Rajon Rondo tore his ACL in a loss to the Atlanta Hawks late last week. ACL injuries are so common and devastating in athletics, but … Continue reading

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