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Director's Blog: Internal marijuana and runner's high

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Studies now suggest that the compounds that trigger and sustain runner’s high are compounds called ‘cannabinoids’.   You may recognize that term, especially if you are familiar with some of the synonyms for marijuana.....

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Director's Blog: Tragedy, lies, and deception

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I’ve purposively not touched the Lance Armstrong story because it is so tragic on so many levels.  While there has always been a lot of ‘smoke’ (allegations), there never has been the amount of evidence that was released a week ago by the...

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Director's Blog: Human Performance Goes to the Dogs

post image As someone who studies human performance, from time to time I have people ask why scientists will test animals to understand human performance.  In most cases, it is because...
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Director's Blog: Nazi horrors and carrying on

post image ...David’s story is an incredibly moving story that is less about sports and more about the human spirit and the quality that makes – no, drives - people to carry on and contribute positively to society in spite of the horrific events they’ve experienced in their lives....
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Director's Blog: Sports Medicine Goes to the Circus!

post image While we watch in awe, we often forget that both the animal and human performers in these shows are also athletes and that their performances are quite demanding both physically and mentally.
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Director's Blog: Students or Athletes?

post image What really caught my ear though was his constant reminder that college athletes are supposed to be students first.  We often forget that....
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Director's Blog: Ask Braun - Taking PEDs for Fame and Fortune

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Why do elite athletes risk take performance enhancing drugs (PED, dope)?  This question continues to be raised....

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Director's Blog: Speed - Faster Than You Think

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If you didn’t see it, the U.S. Marathon Olympic Trials were held this past Saturday morning in Houston.... have you ever thought about how fast these people run over 26.2 miles?  What it really means to try and compete in the marathon at the world level?

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Director's Blog: Losing our minds over sport

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I normally consider myself a fairly rational and logical person – that’s part of my job description as a scientist – but when it comes to sports, it seems that my rational and logical side gets kicked to the curb.

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Director's Blog: Talking to the masses

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At the Huffines Institute, we are thrilled because our local newspaper - The Eagle - has agreed to start porting the content from our website to their website to a new....

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