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Clinton Foundation sends mixed signals by partnering with Coca-Cola while claiming to work for health and wellness.
The Clinton Foundation is currently giving a nod to Coca-Cola by hosting a public art exhibit at the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, Arkansas, until Feb. 15, 2016.
The exhibit marks “The Coca-Cola Bottle’s 100-year anniversary” and features iconic images from the last century of Coca-cola marketing, complete with the classic small-town… Continue Reading
October 19, 2015
In CrossFit gyms around the world, women deconstruct the longstanding myth of “the weaker sex” and continue the march toward true equality.
In 1973, 55-year-old Bobby Riggs—the 1939 Wimbledon champion—challenged 29-year-old Billie Jean King to a tennis match. Riggs said he could beat any female player even though he was in his 50s.
The tennis match, dubbed “The Battle of the Sexes,” took place in front of a crowd of 30,492; an… Continue Reading
Lon Kilgore explains how the pressure to publish has created libraries full of useless exercise-science publications.
Why doesn’t exercise science answer even the most basic questions about creating fitness?
In answer, many publications in recent years have pointed out problems in exercise science. Some of these pieces have been written without an understanding of the inner workings of modern academia, while some are written from within the belly of the beast.
Although… Continue Reading
Exercise-science students and professors say learning how to become a coach happens in the gym—not in a lecture hall.
A dentist, an orthopedic surgeon and a personal trainer—you would expect formal education to teach them how to fill a molar, repair a ruptured tendon and teach a squat. But when it comes to personal trainers and coaches, college graduates with degrees in exercise science say the opposite is true.
Jack Langley is one of these graduates. During… Continue Reading
June 08, 2015
Scientists and meditation experts explain how focus and mindfulness can help athletes rise above burning discomfort to improve fitness.
On the surface, pain seems straightforward. You get poked with a sharp stick. It hurts. The end. Or you do Fran. Your burning quads and forearms force you to put down the barbell. The pain was too much.
As with many things involving the human body, pain—and our perception of it—is actually much… Continue Reading
With frivolous licensure threatening the fitness community, Brittney Saline investigates how regulation has failed many other industries.
Isis Brantley began African braiding as a child, practicing skills learned from her mother on neighbors in a small, impoverished community in southern Dallas, Texas. She has made her living braiding since 25, and in 1995, at 36, she opened her own salon.
Then she got arrested.
The date was Oct. 13, 1997, a Monday. Two women… Continue Reading
The secret to becoming an expert is always behaving like a student.
John Broz questions himself all the time. Although Broz has been involved in the sport of Olympic weightlifting for 36 years, he sometimes doesn’t feel as qualified as he’d like.
“I never stop learning,” Broz said.
Nicole Carroll is CrossFit Inc.’s Director of Certification and Co-Director of Training, and it goes without saying that Carroll expects CrossFit coaches to constantly seek new… Continue Reading
Lon Kilgore reviews academic literature on periodization from 2000 to 2015 and finds little support for the NSCA’s contention that classical periodization is superior.
Academic evaluation of periodized training has historically been quite limited, and very few experimental papers on the topic were produced before 2000. Attention was firmly affixed to endurance training for heart health as weight training and high-intensity training were not accepted means of improving cardiac… Continue Reading