Author Archives: atlx

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 »

Beach Soccer World’s Fastest Growing Sport

Though an obvious byproduct of traditional soccer, beach soccer, with more scoring and exciting atmospheres, has carved out its own identity in becoming the world’s fastest growing sport. 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 »

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 »

Stuntmen: Elite Athlete on the Big Screen

ATLX went behind the scenes to take a look at the training of stuntmen and doubles. Take a look at their training that's as intense as that of any professional athlete. Read More »

Chance Leonard: You Are an Ironman

For the past 30 years, Chance Leonard has lived with the consequences of a spinal injury he suffered at the age of 15. That's 10,950 days. Not one of them has been spent painlessly. But if you think that's stopping him, think again. 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 »

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 »

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 »

Music Improves Athletic Performance

Many scholars have argued that music is essential to the human experience. To support this claim, over the last 20+ years, it has appeared virtually wherever a fitness-related activity has occurred. But music isn’t just fun to listen to…its presence provides athletic performance benefits. Read More »

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