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Director's Blog: Barefoot running - fad or something we should all do?

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 Is barefoot running a fad or is there something more to it?  Your first reaction may be the same as mine:  "No way I'll do that unless I'm on a beach.....

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Director's Blog: Off to ACSM & Learning about what's new in Sports Medicine

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Even Scientists have to pay attention to what is new in their field.  While we all read articles in the Sports Medicine journals,...

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Director's Blog: Why cheat?

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Why cheat?  Good question.  It is often thought that athletes cheat, especially those taking some form of Performance Enhancing Drug (PED), because they can not be the best any other way.  However....

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Director's Blog: Seminole Firewater and Gatorade

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Have you ever heard of Seminole Firewater?  We recently put up a podcast with Dr. Jeff Zachwieja who was with the Gatorade Sport Science Institute, and of course, the importance of....

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Director's Blog: The military and human performance

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While most of us are more likely to think of sports medicine as relating to athletic performance or normal exericse, many don't realize that our field has been linked to military service for many, many years....

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Director's Blog: Licensure and credentialing of Exercise Professionals

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Since we put up our podcast conversation with Dr. Carol Garber this past Friday, I've had couple of interesting email conversations, and one in particular with my friend Kevin, has struck a chord that needs to be amplified a bit......

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Director's Blog: Boston's incredible marathon.....

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Human performance still surprises the most cynical of us and truly shows that the machine we call the human body is capable of incredible feats.  Yesterday (April 18, 2011), Geoffrey Mutai and Moses Mosop both ran the Boston Marathon in times approaching 2 hours and 3 mins....

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Director's Blog: Rapidly speeding toward the "weeble-human" future

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Science fiction is a great way to stretch and exercise your imagination, especially when it is in areas that you know something about.  For all you football fans out there,.....

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Director's Blog: What We Know and What We Don't Know

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One of the common themes of the conversations I heard after the Huffines Discussion was how much of the information was new or different than what was previously known.  These conversations were mostly among fitness professionals....

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Director's Blog: What is appropriate training in Sports Medicine?

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 How do you know the Sports Medicine professional you are seeing knows what they are doing? 

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