Category Archives: Week 3

Not for Keepers: the Ketogenic Diet

The ketogenic diet with its high fat, low carbohydrate, and minimal protein intake fascinated me. While I am currently content with my eating habits and have no wish to change, I am interested in the idea of eating the most … Continue reading

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Running Pole Leaping

I can remember as a kid unscrewing the end of brooms and flinging myself around the house, much to my mothers annoyance. Sticks, stray pieces of wood or anything I could get my hands on really would also do. At the … Continue reading

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“When The Shoe Gets Lighter, The Moves Get Tighter”

After hearing the ergogenic aids lecture yesterday, does anyone have any predictions as to what sports equipment will look like in 10 years? In track, soccer, hockey, tennis, riding and almost every sport, the mechanical and nutritional aids are always … Continue reading

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Ain’t That Mountain High Enough?

The talk about altitude the other day made me wonder why some people can handle altitude changes better than others. Evolution very clearly accounts for differences in certain populations, but why do certain individuals feel such prominent side effects of … Continue reading

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Red Bull, Advil, and Emergen-C

Throughout my high school experience my life revolved around two things: getting good grades, and basketball. The first was practical, get the grades to be able to get into school blah, blah, you can all relate. Basketball however was the … Continue reading

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Coffee is My Best Friend

  When I was young, I never used to drink coffee. My mom and dad both drank coffee every day, but they would drink it black, without any cream or sugar. So, I tried their coffee once, and of course … Continue reading

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Always Changing

It’s hard to imagine the sports that we watch and play today without all of the ergogenic aids that make them up. Sports are ever changing and we’d be wrong to believe that they will all look the same in … Continue reading

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