Category Archives: Exercise Physiology

Sometimes I think I should rest. Then I stop and go be awesome instead.

I am culprit of not resting enough. I like moving and I don’t like standing still. Sometimes I get twitchy and all I want to do is work out. It is a phenomenal outlet for angst or pent up energy. … Continue reading

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Skiing > Running?

Arthur Lydiard was a runner and coach in New Zealand who is widely considered one of the best distance running coaches ever. His style of coaching was based upon runners logging many miles at a slow pace. He would have … Continue reading

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A Whole New Look at Food

Before this class I ate a balanced diet, but I was unaware that some foods I was eating were actually really bad for my body.  The day after we learned about the horror that is mashed potatoes, wouldn’t you know … Continue reading

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Nordic Skiing Week

This week has had a lot of Nordic Ski aspects to it. I come from Rhode Island where the high schools do not have ski racing teams, Alpine or Nordic. These sports had to be seeked out through clubs and … Continue reading

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A Loss is a Loss is a Loss

One thing that really stuck with me from the lecture given by Tracy on Thursday was the focus on sports psychology. I have always been fascinated with the idea of psychology in sports because as an athlete I know that … Continue reading

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The Little Rotator Cuff that Could

Everything was quiet as I stood poised on the starting block.  I heard the announcer call “take your mark”, and my mind cleared of everything except the water beneath me.  I took a deep breath and waited for the loud … Continue reading

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Bambi on Ice

Last year I was freshman, eager to make a name for myself on the slopes. I am not a super confident person in general but when it comes to skiing, I am pretty confident I can get down just about … 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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A Runner’s Mind

When the lecture today turned to sports psychology, I could not help but think back to probably the most memorable race of my high school track career.  I was a sophomore at the time, and the anchor of the distance … Continue reading

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On Salad

I am a foodie.  I am an un-picky eater and love trying new or weird delicacies—pig face, ox tongue or duck embryo.  If the thing tastes good, I would like to eat it, or at least try it.  Still, I … Continue reading

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The Bucket List

Over the years I have developed a list of things I want to try and accomplish at some time in my life. As I have gotten older I have had crazy ideas; the kind of ideas that most people would … Continue reading

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Dieting Vs. Exercising

Media almost everywhere encourages females to be thinner and males to be more toned. To go along with the near-impossible to achieve, abnormal physique, new diets are created to try and help one get that way. Most of the diets … Continue reading

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New Ways to Cheat

In a world where doping has become more and more prevalent, new research is being done on how an athlete can fake the results of a urine test.  It is becoming harder and harder for athletes who dope to cheat … Continue reading

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James vs. Jordan

Last year my AP Gov teacher spent most of the time talking to my classmates and I about what happened on sports center the night before rather than what was happening in the White House. His favorite topic to discuss … Continue reading

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The Scallenge

Joe Blow sports fan often watch their favorite sports teams and jeer certain players who don’t perform with claim, “Even I could do better than that!”  Last week 4 Boston sports fans had that chance. Brian Scalabrine, a former Celtics … Continue reading

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