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Have you ever finished a long workout and felt absolutely refreshed, yet the next day you wake up and the muscles you exercised feel like dead weight? What causes such a dramatic change? Why is it that while exercising, the muscles do not necessarily ache, but over the next 24-48 hours they hurt and generally limit the next workout? The answer is muscle soreness. This ailment is a common experien...

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Like most competitive master runners, the day I turned 40, the need to go out and kick some old guy's butt in the first master race available was a priority. Fitness plans had gone well as I finished Boston, just one month before my mid-May birthday. I was pumped with two, maybe three, races before the strength and endurance phase of summer training. What followed was seven months of the highest ...

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This article discusses two favorite activities of most runners. That a relationship exists between these two activities has been established in numerous articles in running magazines as well as in a few studies in sports medicine literature. Intuitively, most of us feel there must be a relationship between these two very physical, very sensuous activities. Most important, however, is the relations...

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Most of us who consider ourselves competitive athletes are concerned with what, physiologically, constitutes a top athlete, how we compare to that standard, and what we can do to become more "physiologically" ideal as a competitive athlete. Exercise physiologists studied top competitors in several sports and have compiled a wealth of knowledge about characteristic body composition, exercise tolera...

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Few competitors in road races, triathlons, and other endurance sports consciously make humor and play a part of their training and racing strategy. Yet, most competitors probably value both qualities and have at least as much fun as the sedentary majority, silent or otherwise. Yet, "lightness" by any name is an ingredient that deserves attention every day and is probably the variable that protect...