Monthly Archives: August 2013

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.

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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]

AND1 Summer Remix Preview

Former and current NBA players will join Streetball legends, international pros and other high-level athletes to compete for the largest prize in Streetball history, $100,000. The tournament begins on Thursday in Philadelphia, the very place AND1 began 20 years ago.

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Origins: Synchronized Swimming

This relatively new sport continues to grow, as competitors are challenged with combining gymnastics, swimming and dance, and have the endurance to accomplish all three.

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Origins: History of the Gentleman’s Game

"Gentlemen Only, Ladies Forbidden.” While a fun, although misogynist acronym, it’s a myth that the origins of the name “golf” come from that phrase. Read on to find out the real history of the game, and where the name really came from.

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Asics Launches What’s Next Campaign

Asics is looking to add new business by targeting a more diverse group of athletes in it's newest campaign titled: What's Next? The campaign utilizes Lolo Jones and other Olympians in both their print and digital campaigns highlighting their latest technology for all types of training.

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Origins: Volleyball

In this week's origins we take a look at the history of volleyball. Did you know that the founder of volleyball was good friends with the founder of basketball?

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Top 5 Carb Sources for Endurance Runners

Long-distance runners often train for weeks, months and even years for upcoming events, but poor nutrition can far too easily derail their efforts. Here are five of the best carbohydrate sources that should put endurance runners in a prime position to succeed.

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Origins: History of Rowing

In this week's origins, we take a look at the longstanding history of one of the world's oldest sports.

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Ankle Sprains

Dr. Kenneth Jung of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic took time out of his busy schedule to discuss one of the most common injuries in athletics: ankle sprains.

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