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Origins of Mountain Biking

Military use played an early role in the development of modern day mountain biking, which has branched into several different disciplines ranging from competition to leisure. Read More »

Vacation Workouts

In early September, I spent a long weekend at the incredible Atlantis resort in the Bahamas. My room in The Cove property was gorgeous, the view stunning, the beach perfect. There was something else that set the resort apart from all of the others I’ve stayed at, though: the fitness center. Read More »

Origins of BMX: So Cal Scene to Olympic Stage

Bicycle motocross, commonly referred to as BMX, has risen from the first organized races at West LA’s Palm Park to the Olympic stage. Read More »

Archery: Survival Skill to Olympic Sport

Born of a survival and wartime skill that stretches back thousands of years, Archery’s practical history makes it one of the most unique Olympic sports. Read More »

The Origins of Boxing, the Sweet Science

From bare-knuckled brawlers to transcendent fighters like Muhammad Ali and Joe Louis, boxing has enjoyed a long and storied history that stretches as far back as eighth century BC. Read More »

The Origins of Hockey

From the first game ever played in 1875, to the advent of the legendary Stanley Cup, we take a look back at over 130 years of hockey history. Read More »

Marching Band: The Other Athletes on the Field

High school and college band members are athletes in the true sense of the word. They must march with their instruments, all the while maintaining their breathing for optimal sound and their posture for ideal presentation. The band must also come together if it wants to succeed just like any other team. Read More »

The Origins of Modern Baseball

In this week's origins, ATLX takes a look at America's favorite pastime. A seemingly simple game, baseball has experienced anything other than a simple past. The sport has matured past humble beginnings, a multitude of rule changes, world wars, integration and competition from football and basketball as the king of sport in the U.S. 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 »

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