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18Jun 19
Workout Wisdom: Know Your Body Type For Maximum Benefits

Workout wisdom: Know your body type for maximum benefits

You’ve probably heard the saying “practice makes perfect,” but when it comes to athletics, your genetic makeup matters, too. There are three distinct body types—the scientific term is “somatotypes”—ranging from thin with a fast metabolism to stocky with a slower metabolism. Each type responds differently to the same physical activity.…

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14Nov 18

A new shoe sensor could improve athletic performance

Can something in your shoe make you a better athlete and prevent injury? Researchers at Purdue University in Indiana think so. They developed an insole shoe sensor. The sensor measures forces on the foot and sends the data to a computer or tablet. Athletes can use the data to improve…

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25Aug 16

The art of concentration key to Olympic gold

Some sports experts believe that concentration is an art that athletes should practice. Concentration is often a key factor in athletic performance. In the 2016 Olympic Games, athletes who were able to concentrate well often performed best in their events. Read more about concentration and its effect on athletic performance.

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American Council on Exercise News

Gallery: Eight Athlete-Approved Snacks

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Video: Training With an Elite Climber

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Canadian rock climber Celeste Wall describes her training regimen.

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Infographic: Four Reasons Why Kids Should Play Multiple Sports

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