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Training for stronger bones

Training for stronger bones | Sports Activities | Scoop.it
Most studies find that strength-trained athletes have greater bone density than resistance-trained athletes. But runners also get repeated jarring impacts from each step when they run. As a result, Hinton found that runners have pretty much the same bone density - relative to their body size - as strength-trained athletes. Cyclists, on the other hand, get neither jarring impacts nor strength training, so they tend to have lower bone density.
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Kilian Jornet: 'All the bad things about running are there to reap something good'

Kilian Jornet: 'All the bad things about running are there to reap something good' | Sports Activities | Scoop.it
The great trail and ultrarunner on how the best place to run is the place you’ve not discovered yet, a mid-race burrito, and how, when he is old, he’ll remember not the victories, but being happy
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The Bob Graham Round | Brocket Gear

The Bob Graham Round | Brocket Gear | Sports Activities | Scoop.it
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Legendary Bob Graham Round. 105km with 8000m+ accumulated ascend.

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Garmin Varia Rearview Radar: World’s First Cycling Radar - YouTube

New Varia™ rearview radar from Garmin is the world’s first cycling radar and helps create a safer cycling environment by warning cyclists of vehicles approac...
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Choosing a Running Shoe – Sort By Price, Weight, Stack Height, Heel-Forefoot Drop

Choosing a Running Shoe – Sort By Price, Weight, Stack Height, Heel-Forefoot Drop | Sports Activities | Scoop.it
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Excellent shoe - finder for running shoes. Really useful.

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15 Hours | with Anton Krupicka - YouTube

An intimate glimpse into a day in the life of famed and accomplished ultra runner Anton Krupicka as he shares his thoughts on his current injury, what it was...
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The bright side: Lessons you learn from being injured

The bright side: Lessons you learn from being injured | Sports Activities | Scoop.it
Injuries are a pain both literally and figuratively, but the lessons that you learn while you’re sidelined can make you a much better runner.
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When we do no listen to our bodies, injuries sometimes are what keeps us healthy.

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Kara Kentner's curator insight, June 30, 12:07 PM

I think there is a lot to say for injuries... good and bad! Not many people realize how much stronger you become after an injury. Although, there are a lot of negatives; such as not being able to perform, there are many things you learn to take for granted.

 

This is another attribute that former-athletes bring to the work world.

Maura Bilek's comment, July 2, 7:14 PM
This is such a great topic you've picked, and this scoop shows important insight about it. Injuries are a common setback in being an athlete, but it's important to take that time to heal. You can still be a team player on or off the bench.
Kara Kentner's comment, July 5, 6:24 PM
Yes! I agree Maura, not only that but when you come back, you realize how special and important your role is in the court.
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Running on Empty

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Over the past decade, ultrarunning has gone from a fringe pursuit for distance freaks to a hypercompetitive sport attracting big-time sponsors. But a mysterious training condition is suddenly plaguing its ranks, robbing a generation of top athletes of their talents and forcing victims to wonder: Is it possible to love this sport too much?
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Could caffeine help you run better?

Could caffeine help you run better? | Sports Activities | Scoop.it
It used to be a restricted substance for athletes, and is thought to cause dehydration. But research shows a shot of caffeine might help you nail that PB ...
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Damage Limitation by Marc Laithwaite

Damage Limitation by Marc Laithwaite | Sports Activities | Scoop.it
The term D.O.M.S. is used frequently within the world of endurance, it represents the ‘Delayed Onset of Muscle Soreness’. The name refers to the fact that sometimes you don’t actually feel the effe...
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Where the collision of sports nutrition and weight management moves next

Where the collision of sports nutrition and weight management moves next | Sports Activities | Scoop.it
Research from DuPont Nutrition & Health separates sports nutrition and weight management consumers into three categories: the motivated struggler, the enlightened active, and the personal record performer.
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polyenios: Metsovo Ursa Trail 2015 - 40km trail running

polyenios: Metsovo Ursa Trail 2015 - 40km trail running | Sports Activities | Scoop.it
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Ursa Trail 2015. My race report! One of the best races I have ever run.

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Rory Bosio Doesn't Really Train

Rory Bosio Doesn't Really Train | Sports Activities | Scoop.it
When Rory Bosio, a 29-year-old pediatric intensive-care nurse from Truckee, California, lined up at the start of Chamonix's Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc in August 2013, she didn't expect to win.
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She is inspiring. Even though what works for her does not mean that works for everyone else!

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Pump it up: 7 foods to build stronger muscles

Pump it up: 7 foods to build stronger muscles | Sports Activities | Scoop.it
Stay running-ready with these seven foods for enhanced muscle maintenance.
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Photos: 2015 Hardrock 100 - Competitor.com

Photos: 2015 Hardrock 100 - Competitor.com | Sports Activities | Scoop.it
See how this year's epic race through Colorado's San Juan Mountains played out.
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GoPro Reinvents Its Action Camera With The Hero4 Session

GoPro Reinvents Its Action Camera With The Hero4 Session | Sports Activities | Scoop.it
The Hero4 Session is the smallest GoPro yet. It's a one and a half inch cube and weighs just 2.6 ounces. That's about half the weight of an iPhone 6. And..
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I'M NOT STUPID!... WESTERN STATES 2015

I'M NOT STUPID!... WESTERN STATES 2015 | Sports Activities | Scoop.it
It's amazing how caught up we get in this TOTALLY AWESOME sport of Ultra Trail Running, but when we encourage those who are hurt, ill, or sick to push on and finish...is it really smart?  These days...
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Wisdom! Lessons to be learnt. Thank you for sharing #MicheleYates. Get healthy. And then get stronger. Enjoy!

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McFarland, USA Official Trailer #1 (2015) - Kevin Costner Movie HD - YouTube

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How To Be An Ultra Runner - YouTube

A satirical look into the world of ultra running. Join the crew of trailandultrarunning.com as they dive into the crazy world of ultra running. This video is...
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Nathan Adrian | Freestyle Stroke - Swim Technique - YouTube

SWIM LEVEL: Intermediate Swim Technique Watch the perfect freestyle stroke technique in action via our helpful how-to video, which includes a demonstration b...
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The 10 Best Mobility Exercises For Runners - Competitor.com

The 10 Best Mobility Exercises For Runners - Competitor.com | Sports Activities | Scoop.it
CrossFit San Francisco's Kelly Starrett tells you how to stay fast, supple and injury-free with the 10 best mobility exercises for runners.
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Six Things That Elite Ultrarunners Are Doing That You Are Not

Six Things That Elite Ultrarunners Are Doing That You Are Not | Sports Activities | Scoop.it
Joe Uhan writes about six things elite ultrarunners are doing that other trail runners aren't.
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The Power and Importance of Mitochondria

The Power and Importance of Mitochondria | Sports Activities | Scoop.it
Mitochondria play a fundamental role in your performance as an endurance athlete. Molly Bresslin breaks down what mitochondria is, why it is important, and how you can increase it.
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10 Years of ÖTILLÖ, the beginning of Swimrun - YouTube

Share your videos with friends, family, and the world
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Improve Your Stability and Mobility With These Simple Exercises

Improve Your Stability and Mobility With These Simple Exercises | Sports Activities | Scoop.it
Adding in a few exercises to your routine will create a more stable and mobile platform for your muscles to work with greater efficiently.
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