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Hyaluronic Acid: Bone Loss and Rebuilding Heathy Bone Tissue

Peak bone mass (or bone density) is reached around age 30. After age 30, bone resorption slowly begins to exceed new bone formation. This leads to bone loss.http://www.emedicinehealth.com/what_is_bone_loss/page3_em.htm As we all age, we face the threat of bone loss – often leading to hip fractures and rapidly-declining health. In the article “Everything You Always Wanted…
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Lisa Marquette: CrossFit Games Competitor and So Much More!

Lisa Marquette is an Associate Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of Health & Sport Sciences at Salisbury University in Salisbury, Maryland. She is also Co-Owner and Coach at Iron Strong CrossFit, and just qualified for the 2017 Reebok CrossFit Games in August 2017. How does she do it? Here’s her story in her…
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How Will You Recover from Injury and Overuse This Summer Season?

Summer is all about the outdoors, and all the gym time that goes toward looking good in a bathing suit or shorts. We’re pushing harder with weights and cardio, adventuring outdoors more, and injuring ourselves on hiking trails, water skiing, running a first-time obstacle race or playing pickup basketball. So, how do we prepare for…
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Jessie Olson: Powerlifter and Air Force Pilot Seeking Recovery

Air Force Major and tanker pilot Jessie Olson is a force to be reckoned with. Whether deployed, traveling or those rare moments at home, stationed at Travis Air Force base in Vacaville, California, Jessie manages to train and compete as a powerlifter. We were honored to catch up with her in the middle of her…
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Strongwoman: Strength, Pro Competition and the Future of a Growing Sport

As they clashed against one another, the 10 competitors in the Arnold Sports Festival’s first-ever Pro Strongwoman contest also took pride in challenging the misconception that women’s sports aren’t interesting, or that women and extreme strength don’t mix. “Arnold’s Strongwoman contest proves powerful women can pack a crowd,” Alissa Widman Neese, The Columbus Dispatch, March…
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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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