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Entries for October 2014

Huffines Discussion 2014 is near!
The Huffines Discussion 4 (2014) is right around the corner on November 21, 2014.  Come join us from 1-4 pm (CST) at the Annenberg Presidential C...

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It's Podcast Friday! with US Navy's Dr./Lt. Patrick Dougherty and Exercise/Aerospace Physiology!

Sports Medicine and Human Performance over the past 10 years has become a topic of increased interest in our military forces.  So we are pleased to have Dr/Lt. Patrick Dougherty of the US Navy with us today to talk about aerospace physiology and exercise physiology.  This is a great podcast about the career paths in the military for exercise scientists and about the real-world, life and death impact that these folks can have.  Enjoy!


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Huffines Institute Human Performance Minute Broadcast by TexAgs SportsRadio: "Is It Really a Sports Record if Technology is Responsible?"

For more information about this week’s Human Performance Minute, check out the links listed below:

http://www.ted.com/speakers/david_Epstein

http://thesportsgene.com

http://www.si.com/more-sports/2012/08/12/national-records-track-field

http://www.npr.org/2013/08/05/209160709/talent-or-skill-honing-in-on-the-elusive-sports-gene

http://www.npr.org/books/titles/209159177/the-sports-gene-inside-the-science-of-extraordinary-athletic-performance?tab=excerpt#excerpt

Be sure to check out future weekly Huffines Institute Human Performance Minute broadcasts at TexAgs SportsRadio (The Zone 1150 AM) every Wednesday morning at 10:45am. If you missed it you can listen to it here!

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Weekly Text Article! "Does Bone Remain Impaired Following Recovery after Reduced Energy Availability?"
Read the weekly text article by Ms. Kaleigh Camp titled "Does Bone Remain Impaired Following Recovery after Reduced Energy Availability?" "What is “reduced energy availability”? “Energy availability” refers to the post-exercise energy that can be used for metabolic processes (energy intake minus exercise energy expenditure). Reduced energy availability can actually approach deficit due to a low caloric intake, a vigorous exercise regimen, or both.  The condition is often but not necessarily associated with eating disorders, with inherently higher risk for female athletes."

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It's Podcast Friday! with Texas A&M Head Athletic Trainer Phil Hedrick!

Sports medicine, when applied at the level of a University, is a complicated and multi-faceted enterprise.  We are pleased to have Mr. Phil Hedrick, Head Athletic Trainer for Athletics at Texas A&M University in the podcast today to talk about the complexity of providing sports medicine care for 600 athletes.  We also talk about some of the changing paradigms in sports medicine, especially in how it relates to health insurance.  Enjoy!


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Weekly Text Article! "Is Exercise Beneficial for the Elderly Heart?"
Know someone that ages every year? Oh wait, that is everyone! Read the weekly text article by Mr. Yang Lee titled "Is Exercise Beneficial for the Elderly Heart?" "It has been reported that heart failure is the one of the leading cause of hospitalization for patients especially in the over-65 years aged population. Huge amounts of evidence indicate that impairment of myocardial structure and function through aging contribute to the development of heart failure."

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It's Podcast Friday! with Goucher College's Elizabeth Ahearn with Pilates and Dance Science!

Human performance includes many different types of human activity, including sports, exercise, and the performing arts.  We are pleased that joining us in the podcast today is Ms. Elizabeth Ahearn who is a faculty member in the Dance Department at Goucher College, the Vice President of Regional Planning for the American College Dance Association, and the founding Director of The Pilates Center at Goucher.  We chat about the origins of Pilates and what makes it different than other types of exercise, and how Dance performers use a variety of exercise types to remain healthy and active.  Enjoy! 


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Weekly Text Article! "Is Exercise Always Beneficial? Is It Beneficial for Everyone?"
"Do you exercise regularly? If so, what benefits do you expect from exercise? Ever wonder whether you’re exercising in appropriate ways?" Check out the weekly text article by Mr. Seung Kim titled "Is Exercise Always Beneficial? Is It Beneficial for Everyone?" You may be surprised!!

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Huffines Institute Human Performance Minute Presented by TexAgs SportsRadio: "Defensive Substitutions with Terry Price"

Today, Texas A&M Football Defensive Line Coach Terry Price joins Dr. Lightfoot to talk about in-game defensive line substitutions.

Be sure to check out future weekly Huffines Institute Human Performance Minute broadcasts at TexAgs SportsRadio (The Zone 1150 AM) every Wednesday morning at 10:45am. If you missed it, you can listen to the Podcast in its entirety here!

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It's Podcast Friday! with Texas A&M Defensive Line Coach Terry Price

We're in the midst of college football season and once again, we're seeing high octane offenses challenging quickly evolving defenses.  To talk about this, we've got Coach Terry Price, Defensive Line Coach for the Texas A&M Football team and former NFL player, in the podcast today.  Coach Price has had extensive coaching and playing experience and this is a great conversation about how the game has changed and the challenges that coaches and players face.  This is a fun podcast to listen to before the weekend slate of college games kicks off!  Enjoy! 



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Weekly Text Article! "Using Chains May Improve Your Strength and Conditioning"
Check out the weekly text article by Mr. Majid Koozehchian titled "Using Chains May Improve Your Strength and Conditioning." "In recent years, strength training with unconventional objects has become popular (1). One unconventional method that has gained recognition by elite athletes is adding chains to the end of conventional barbells. There are many claims that this type of training can improve strength and power above those achieved by traditional free weights (2)."

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Huffines Institute Human Performance Minute Presented by TexAgs SportsRadio: "Workouts at a Young Age"
 

For more information about this week’s Human Performance Minute, check out the links listed below.

Be sure to check out future weekly Huffines Institute Human Performance Minute broadcasts at TexAgs SportsRadio (The Zone 1150 AM) every Wednesday morning at 10:45am. If you missed it you can listen to it here!

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3871410/

https://www.pulsus.com/journals/abstract.jsp?sCurrPg=journal&jnlKy=5&atlKy=397&isuKy=446&spage=1&isArt=t&fold=Abstract

http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info/Sports_Injuries/child_sports_injuries.asp#most

http://www.baseball-almanac.com/legendary/little_league_world_series_major_league_world_series.shtm

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It's Podcast Friday! with Univ. Texas' Dr. Molly Bray and the rhythms of eating and exercise!

We are pleased to have Dr. Molly Bray with us in the podcast today.  Long-time listeners will remember that Dr. Bray was one of our first Huffines Discussion speakers and since then, she has relocated back to Texas.  Dr. Bray is the Department Head of Nutrition at the University of Texas in Austin and shares with us today the results of her long-running federally-funded study on the genetics of exercise adherence and training responses (the TIGER study).  Dr. Bray is always a great listen - and this podcast is no exception!  Enjoy!  LISTEN NOW!



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Do you wonder why some people seem to be more prone to exercise than others? Check out the article by Mr. Josh Avila, M.S. titled "Exercise Genes Not Jeans: Is exercise capacity predetermined?" to see how your DNA may be affecting your fitness level. "People like to place the blame on their genes for their lack of Herculean strength or Olympic endurance. But is this really fair? Do our genes actually have an effect on our ability to exercise? Improvements in cardio-respiratory fitness made by increasing levels of physical activity have been shown to reduce the level of all-cause mortality regardless of baseline fitness levels."

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Huffines Institute Human Performance Minute Broadcast by TexAgs SportsRadio: "Concussions"

For more information about this week’s Human Performance Minute, check out the links listed below.

Be sure to check out future weekly Huffines Institute Human Performance Minute broadcasts at TexAgs SportsRadio (The Zone 1150 AM) every Wednesday morning at 10:45am. If you missed it you can listen to it here!

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC155415

http://www.drmingaynd.com/blog/sport-related-concussion-a-review

http://rrg.utk.edu/resources/BME473/lectures/presentation_team_24.pdf

http://www.braininjury.com/injured.shtml

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