Author Archives: atlx

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 »

Yoga Can Be for Everyone…Even Runners

Runners don’t typically buy into the yoga hype, and yogis are often equally discriminating against pounding the pavement. But Alice Toyonga believes in the benefits of both, mostly because they both helped save her life. 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 »

Is Sea Salt Really Healthier Than Table Salt?

Many Americans mistakenly believe that sea salt is healthier than table salt. The marketing efforts of advertisers are perpetuating that trend, when in fact, the truth may surprise you. Read More »

The Dangers and Training for Bull Riders

Bull riders are arguably the toughest athletes in sports. To be able to handle a 2,000-pound animal and avoid being hit by it, they have to maintain a sound training regimen. Read More »

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