Anyone who writes or advises you on how to lose weight without addressing activity, rest and genetics is either trying to sell you something or clueless. Gary Taubes is a real intelligent guy. He holds degrees in applied physics from Harvard, aerospace engineering from Stanford and journalism from Columbia University. He’s also written some books […]
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I really enjoyed Daniel Duane’s article. He made some great points and delivered some great advice. Basically, you don’t need fancy stuff to get fit. We’re actually born with everything we need. I encourage you all to read it. However, again he’s no different than anyone else. He’s marketing his article and didn’t want to […]
Road Racing Hill Climb My goal this year was to win the Overall best rider in the both road racing and the mountain biking at the Games. If you’re going to go for it, why not go for it all? Here’s how it works. The first three places are awarded medals (gold, silver and bronze), […]
In order for an American athlete to enter Cuba, Mike Fraysee, who organized this trip had to petition to the US Treasury Department for permission to take 64 athletes to compete. We had to provide our USA Cycling license and our passport to prove who we were and all converged on the Miami airport to […]
Every year they hold the UCI Master’s World Cycling Championships in St. Johann, Austria. I had competed there in 2008 and found the fields to be huge and aggressive with tons of attacking. Since I didn’t know anyone I tried to chase as many attacks as I could, but ended up missing the winning break. […]
Hi John – I was looking through Shape magazine online “for fun” and came across this from David Kirsh – some trainer to some stars….. WHAAATT?? Worried about “bulking up your quads”…… not to do a “traditional squat”…. Well, when I do a traditional squat I feel mostly my hams and adductors and glutes. Hams […]
Question out of a magazine: Here’s another butt workout question. How do you work the backside without building up the quadriceps? Michele’s answer: If someone is worried about bulking up their quads, they’re not going to do a traditional squat. They’re going to do a wide-stance squat or a plie squat, which is second position […]
Every state has a Senior Games competition similar to the Olympics with over 20 sports to compete in. You must be over 50 to participate. The top two winners in each category may compete every other year in the National Senior Olympics. In 2009, I participated in the games held at Stanford University in Palo […]
I had wanted to compete in the 2009, UCI Worlds in Austria but I just couldn’t make it happen. Instead, I chose the Master’s Pan American Games in the Dominican Republic. I left on Friday, October 30th but with my layover in New York, I didn’t arrive until Saturday afternoon. It seems there aren’t many […]
I would like to commend Amanda Vogel on her article “Weighing in on The Biggest Loser” which was recently published in the IDEA Source Magazine. The article was informative and she did a good job of presenting both sides of the story. I, on the other hand, don’t need to be so diplomatic I think […]