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Kye Ackel and David Yarter: American Ninja Warrior Season 9!

American Ninja Warrior, NBC’s extreme obstacle course competition, has set its host cities for the 2017 season. We’ll have our eye on San Antonio this March, home to two #teamplayagain athletes who made the cut to compete. Veteran competitor David Yarter is back again and newcomer Kye Ackel, 23, is appearing for the first time. Kye…
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Melanie Chargualaf: Athleticism, Enthusiasm and Burnout at 26

There is no obstacle course racer more enthusiastic than 26-year-old Melanie Chargualaf. Tagged as the Burpee Princess for her 100-burpee-per-day regimen, Melanie attacks Spartan Racing with a passion that has propelled her to the top levels of competition. We ran along behind her and got the story in her own words. I have always been…
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Lizz Sadowski: Pushing Her Body to the Limit, Beating Pain

When things start to get tough, are you going to fight through the pain and finish? Or are you, like so many people stuck in neutral at the gym and in their everyday lives, going to be satisfied with merely finding the edge of that pain before backing off? “Push Through the Pain to Build Muscle”…
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Alyssa Mealey Stookey: Competitive CrossFit and Recovery

Pain provides valuable information about your body and how it is performing. It is important to understand what kind of pain should be listened to and what type is helpful or safe to work through. Negative acute pain is an intense and specific pain that occurs suddenly, often a result of injury. You are not advised to…
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Claude McKnight: Still Jumping and Dunking at 55

Success on the basketball court requires not only a ton of practice, but the development of certain muscle groups that can allow you to become quicker and more agile and jump higher. Fast twitch muscles are the primary active muscles that allow your body to react quickly without getting tired. Since basketball is a game…
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Mike Lee: Defeating Pain and Riding to The Top

PBR Champion Bull Rider Mike Lee is having a monumental year – and we’re just two weeks into PBR 2017. This is Mike’s 16th year competing in the top level of bull riding – the prestigious PBR Build Ford Tough Series – which is a record. He has rededicated himself to physical training and clean…
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Dru Roosevelt at 63: Baby Boomers, Chronic Pain & Hyaluronic Acid

“Baby Boomers are at the stage of life when it’s common to develop long-term pain. That puts them at greater risk for dependence, depression, addiction and possible overdose from prescription opioids.” “As with Prince, baby boomers’ chronic pain means risk of opioid abuse.” www.charlotteobserver.com/news/nation-world/national/article85026407 Living with chronic pain is a way of life for many…
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Fight Workout Pain: Replenish Your Lost Hyaluronic Acid

Every New Year’s resolution is the same. You make fitness goals in January. You go to the gym and start a new exercise program. And then, the pain starts. Your muscles ache, your joints flare up. Your workouts get harder, and it’s so easy to stay in bed and hit the snooze alarm. Or to…
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Sheri Smith: A Revolution (not a Resolution) in Fitness Goals

One thing we all know: New Year’s resolutions never work. Sheri Smith, 43, was born in Hayward, Wisconsin in the North Woods. In high school she played basketball, volleyball, skied and ran track. At home she hunted, fished, and trapped – for food and survival. Sheri is a dynamo on a mission – and for…
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Training and Recovery After 40: Strongman Scott Kendall

We caught up with Masters Strongman Scott Kendall, 44, after his second-place finish at the 2016 Alabama Strongest Man competition. This former high school baseball player found his Strongman passion after 40 – and like so many of us, is competing not only against himself but against the march of time. Here’s his story. When…
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