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Recovery and HA: More Important Than Ever

Everyone who seriously trains knows that recovery can make or break an athlete in competition. Hyaluronic acid (HA) – the high-molecular-weight, naturally-occurring gel that saturates every tissue in your body – is the key to recovery as we age, and after muscle, tendon, ligament, tendon and connective tissue overuse or trauma. Lifetime fitness and competitive…
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Charon Smith: Believing, Motivating – And Winning

I am a lover of people. My passion is to inspire, help and motivate as much as I can along the road to success. We have all been given unique talents and gifts to share with the world – I firmly believe in helping and giving back. Charon Smith, 42, Road Racing Cyclist We had…
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About That Hangover: There’s More Than One Way to Recover

You’re healthy, you work out, you want to be fit for life. But the holidays bring out the party in all of us, and we have all felt the effects of too much tequila the morning after. And there is hope. I bet you didn’t know that there is an international research organization called the…
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Alexandra Walker: Elite Spartan Racing and Recovery

Obstacle course racing (OCR) is a rapidly-growing sport that requires running speed, endurance, strength, balance, flexibility and mental toughness. Competitors cover three or more miles, facing obstacles involving water, mud, flames, mountains, and barbed wire, requiring lifting, climbing, and crawling using body weight and added weight through weighted carries. We spoke to highly-ranked Elite Spartan…
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Jesse Branham and Jeremy Wade: Training for the Special Olympics

Jeremy Wade, 33, is a Special Olympics competitor in swimming, skiing and powerlifting. The owner of Junkyard Training, Education and Recovery Center, Jesse Branham, met Jeremy at a Special Olympics training center, and began working with Jeremy to train for USPA Powerlifting events. Together, as friends and training partners, they’ve built a relationship based on…
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Strategic Injury Prevention: Strongman Champ Terry Rady

Strategy is everything in Strongman; knowing when and where you can exert minimal energy to save it for more important events is key. Exerting minimal energy on such a big stage was key to maintaining good energy levels throughout the entire contest. Terry Rady, “Strategy and Strongman,” http://startingstrongman.com/2016/11/15/strategy-and-strongman/ At 26, Terry Rady is the current…
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The #teamplayagain PBR World Finals Experience

Play Again Now was a first-time sponsor at the PBR World Finals last week and we were blown away by the fans, the athletes, the bulls, the event, and the incredible reception and support we received from the PBR leadership. Three of our sponsored athletes came along with us: Pro Strongwoman Jamie Popp Christenson, her…
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PBR Champion Mike Lee: Bull Riding Fit, Flexible, Focused and Fear-Free

“Mike Lee is probably the most dedicated of the bull riders. I think that, hands down, Mike’s the most focused on what he’s doing, the most dedicated at his sport. He’s the guy of this generation that’s going to be at the top of the game for years to come.” – Cody Custer, retired world champion…
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Living the Life You Love: A Fit Mom Talks Play Again Now

Our Recovery Now interviews usually feature elite athletes who depend on Play Again Now for recovery and pain management as they train and compete. This time, we interviewed a hardworking, fit Mom whose busy life has no room for stiffness, aches and pains. Here’s the story of Leteia Schwander. I was never the kid who…
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2016 World’s Strongest Woman Donna Moore: The Strongwoman Life

At 36, Donna Moore won the World’s Strongest Woman title in England in September 2016, with a victory in a highly-competitive field that included the legendary Kristin Rhodes. She went on to become the Britain’s Strongest Woman in 2014 and 2015, competed and won at the Arnold in 2016, and became the Atlas Stone World…
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