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World Cup Referees Train Much Like Players

World Cup referees might not be the athletes the players are, but you might be surprised at the level of training that goes into officiating on the world’s biggest soccer stage. Read More »

ATLX Outsiders: Obstacle Racing

ATLX asks the question: Why would a person run through mud, fire and barbed wire? Obstacle races like Warrior Dash, Spartan Race, Gladiator Rock'n Run & Tough Mudder have exploded across the country. The reasons for doing them vary from person to person. From weight loss, to conquering personal challenges and raising money for charities such as St Jude. What would it take to get you in the mud? Read More »

Seven Vacation Spots for the Athletic Traveler

If you’re the kind of person who checks out the hotel gym facilities before you book your stay, check out some of these athlete-friendly vacation destinations that are sure to get your blood pumping. Read More »

Is Night-Eating Killing Your Weight Loss Plan?

ATLX Expert Dr. Robert Ziltzer shares his expertise on the effects of nighttime eating and tips to avoid the lure of the midnight fridge monster. Read More »

How Elite Athletes Lose and Maintain Weight for Peak Performance

Photo Credit: Dr. Rob Ziltzer

Losing weight while competing at a high level can present some special challenges. ATLX speaks with Dr. Rob Ziltzer of Scottsdale Weight Loss Center in Arizona, who seems to have mastered the craft of getting professional athletes on track to reach their weight goals. Read More »

The Training of Elite Athletes

AN ELITE ATHLETE'S PERFORMANCE GOES WELL BEYOND THE BOUNDS OF THE GAME...

ATLX takes you behind the scenes to explore the performance of the elite athlete. The incredible athleticism of the world's best athletes is taken to the next level with help from the trainers, sports docs, coaches and experts who guide them. We've tapped some of the best of these resources in order to bring you our debut theme, The Training of Elite Athletes.
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Breaking Through the Workout Wall

Getting into good shape is hard enough. But once we’ve cleared that hurdle, how to get in even better shape? The ways to break through that workout wall are easier than you think. Read More »

Overhead Athletes Should Limit the Laps

By: Dr. Phil Wagner, MD Repetitive movements in sports can lead to serious muscle imbalances in strength and/or flexibility. It is very common for athletes to experience shoulder pain or injury after years of repetitive overhead throwing, serving or swimming. While muscle imbalances can be avoided or improved with proper knowledge and training, they can also be enhanced with the ... Read More »

Climbing in the Name of Camaraderie

Not only did these Military Men complete the 7 Summits Challenge. They did push ups in extreme conditions to honor Americans fallen soldiers. Read More »

Running Your First 5k? Check Out Couch25k

If you are interested in running your first 5K or just haven't hit the pavement in awhile, the Couch25K program can help and motivate you to do it. The app has inspired hundreds and thousands of people to get off the couch, train and finish a 5K in less than two months. Read More »

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