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Swim With Mike

From Swim With Mike: Swim With Mike is an annual swim-a-thon held to raise money for the Physically Challenged Athletes Scholarship Fund. Established in 1981, the Swim was scheduled to be a one-time event organized by friends and teammates on behalf of Mike Nyeholt, a three time All-American swimmer, who was paralyzed from the chest down following a motorcycle accident suffered ... Read More »

USA Powerlifting

From USA Powerlifting: USA Powerlifting (formerly American Drug Free Powerlifting Association, Inc.) is the leading powerlifting organization in the United States. USA Powerlifting is a member of the International Powerlifting Federation (IPF), the governing body of powerlifting internationally. The IPF is comprised of member federations from eighty-three countries on six continents. Distinct from weightlifting, a sport made up of two lifts: ... Read More »

Doctor and Patient to Compete in Redman

Chance Leonard has experienced more physical pain in his life than any one person should have to endure. No one knows that better than his neurosurgeon. Now, together they are taking on a new challenge: The Oklahoma Redman Triathlon. Read More »

Origins: How Tennis Has Evolved

Tennis players are now some of the highest paid athletes in the world. However, the origins of tennis have a much more modest beginning. Check out this week's origins to find out how this sport has evolved over time. Read More »

Is It a Do or a Don’t? Running With Weights

It may seem like running with ankle or wrist weights is the perfect way to burn extra calories during a run, however, it may not be all it's cracked up to be. Read More »

Fill Up on Fats! They’re Good for You

Dietary fats have gotten a bad name, but many of them are essential for the body to function, to lower the risk of certain heart decease, diabetes, and hypertension, and to promote healthy weight loss. Read More »

The Origins of Modern Day Football

Did you know in the early 1900s, Football was almost banned in the United States because of the injuries and deaths related to the sport? Check out the full story on history of Football. Read More »

Post Labor Day Activities

Labor Day signals the end of summer, but the weather isn’t changing yet. Winter clothes won’t be coming out for a while, and there’s still ample time to get in outdoor workouts. Read More »

Obesity Levels Off, Remains High

Recent research suggests that government initiatives have found success in curbing obesity rates. Still, obesity rates hover around an alarming 36 percent, and much more will have to be done in order to cause them to decline. Read More »

ATLX Blog: My First Triathlon

This month's featured blogger, Sarah McWilliams, is training to compete in her first triathlon. Follow her journey through the ups and downs of figuring out the equipment, relearning to be an athlete, and finding out if she has what it takes to complete the 1500M swim, the 40K bike and the 10K run. [more_link]Read More »[/more_link]

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