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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 »

Is Triathlon Becoming the New Golf?

We know about the health benefits of finishing a triathlon, and the pride that comes with it. But could triathlon be moving into the business and social world as the new golf? 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 »

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 »

Game Changers: Dr. Frank Jobe & Tommy John

The year was 1974. The situation was dire. The future was a gamble. But one thing was for sure -- Tommy John's career was at a crossroads. And fortunately, it was also in the hands of Dr. Frank Jobe. Read More »

Swimming Workouts Outside of the Pool

Swimming is one of the best forms of exercise around, but it can be tough for people who aren't trained to do it. Training outside of the pool can greatly enhance a person's ability to train inside of it. Hitting core muscles and creating a higher level of thoracic spine mobility can make it easier to swim for long periods of time. 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 »

Traits of Healthiest, Unhealthiest US States

Where you live can very much play a role in your health, as some areas are simply better equipped to promote an active, healthy lifestyle. Find out why, and where your state ranks. 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 »

Top Celebrity Trainer Profile: Valerie Waters

Valerie Waters picked up her first dumbbell in high school and was immediately hooked. Read on to find out how she went from her $12 an hour trainer position to becoming one of the top celebrity trainers in the world. Read More »

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