Working Out the Details

February 18th, 2011
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The Truth about Athletes

Barry Bonds might be telling the truth about his steroid use.
Before you send hate mail and tell me I’m crazy (you wouldn’t be the first—or the last), let me clarify something first.
I hate steroids.
Don’t believe me? Google my name and steroids and you’ll immediately discover my master’s thesis on the media’s influence on adolescent experimentation [...]

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January 10th, 2011
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And The Winner Is…

Tonight I’m hoping we can party like it’s 2006. After all, that was the year when Vince Young’s University of Texas team battled against the USC juggernaut led by Matt Leinart, Reggie Bush, and a host of future NFL pro’s. The game was filled with “did you see that” moments, and punctuated with Young’s touchdown [...]

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Some things in life seem too ridiculous to be true: Healthy desserts, fat loss pills, and pajama jeans—just to name a few. Sure, they look might look great on paper, but all fall short of their lofty promises. Even when something does live up to the hype, we try to convince ourselves it’s not true.
That [...]

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If I learned anything from the New Year’s Day bowl games it’s this: The ESPN experts know what they’re talking about, and the Big 10 might want to lay low for a while–unless Ohio State can salvage some respect. In part two of our bowl preview, ESPN college football experts Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Erin [...]

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If there’s one thing I enjoy more than fitness, it’s probably college football. While the NFL displays the highest level of play, there’s something unique about the college game. From the campus atmosphere, to the inherent desire to root for your school, college football is a different brand of excitement. Or maybe it’s enjoyable because [...]

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December 18th, 2010
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10 Rules of Weight Training

Some rules are meant to be broken—these are not. Consider this a set of guidelines: Suggestions that will help you improve your workouts, see better results, and not look stupid. Or just view it as one man’s opinion. Any way you look at it, you’ll be better off if you remember this list next time [...]

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October 15th, 2010
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Lessons from Drew Brees

Winning the Super Bowl has a few perks. You go to Disney World, end up on the cover of Madden ’11, and write the foreword for The IMPACT! Body Plan. But Saints quarterback (and MH cover guy) Drew Brees is glad that he’s back at work trying to defend the title. I spoke with the [...]

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Who says you can’t be strong and burn fat too?
When it comes to workouts, different philosophies don’t have to battle it out like enemies. Instead, you can combine differing techniques and create routines that have a primary goal, while infusing seemingly competing methods. The wise Alwyn Cosgrove, owner of Results Fitness, (one of the Top [...]

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July 15th, 2010
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Fitness on the Go

People love to tell me, “Life is about balance.” Unfortunately, I tossed that saying out the window many years ago after I left the friendly confines of undergrad life in Boulder, Colorado. That’s when balance appeared to leave, replaced by the ebb and flow of life. Some days insanely busy, others relaxing enough that you [...]

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There are lots of fads in the world of training, and nothing has received more attention than “functional fitness.” It started as a term that held substance: Exercise that trains you in real life movements and helps improve performance. But at some point, everyone in the fitness game jumped on the functional bandwagon, and the [...]

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