Entries by John Platero

Huntsman World Senior Games – 2013

Huntsman World Senior Games – 2013 St. George, Utah   Hill Climb – Road Racing I’m no climber and this climb is really hard. It’s about 3.1 miles. The first mile isn’t bad, the second mile is between 6-8%, but the last mile is between 10-12%. Ouch! This Senior Games is different than any other […]

Stage 7 Hartberg, Austria

Stage 7 – Hartberg, Austria Today was like a bad dream that upon awakening had a silver lining.   Pouring rain woke me up a little before 7am. After six races in six days, I’m so tired I can’t even sleep. I couldn’t fall back asleep so I just laid there. Today was stage 7 […]

Side Plank?

Mr. Dawes, I was really surprised at the article published in the recent Strength and Conditioning Journal entitled “the Reverse Side Plank/Bridge: An Alternative Exercise for Core Training” I felt like I was looking at a Shape Magazine. 1. No human on the planet would ever have a reason to support their body, 90 degrees […]

Fat Loss Studies Can Be Misleading

Recently an article was published in the May, 2012 issue of the IDEA Fitness Journal trade magazine entitled Eating or Fasting For Fat Loss: A controversy Resolved, by Dr. Len Kravitz PhD.” First, let me say I’m a big fan of Dr. Kravitz, however, I do have some questions and comments in regards to his […]

Mufasa – The Angel Who Saved My Life

Last Friday night I was out riding my mountain bike with my dog Mufasa. We normally do this twice a day once in the morning and once in the evening. We regularly do a loop around a college campus by our house. On our way home I went to cross the street from the college […]

Femoroacetabular Impingement

(AKA: Femoral Acetabular Impingement, Femoro-Acetabular Impingement) What is it? Femoroacetabular impingement or FAI is a condition of too much friction in the hip joint. Basically, the femoral head (ball) and acetabulum (socket) rub abnormally creating damage to the hip joint. The damage can occur to the articular cartilage of the femoral head, acetabulum or the […]

What is Functional Training?

Recently I read an article in a fitness trade magazine regarding Functional Training. The writer called it a “New Trend.” As I read the article, I realized the type of training she was describing has been around since Spartacus. It was just new to the author. As an industry we need to market to the […]

Nevada Senior Olympics 2010

Sometimes that guy Murphy just won’t give you a break. Yesterday, on the flight home from Florida, we had a lay-over in Philadelphia. The rainstorms in the North East caused our flight to be late, so we dangled on the tarmac for awhile in 18th position to take off. It took too long. It seems […]