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Movement

Q&A: Wearing a Weight Vest

GoFit

Q: Are weight vests worth it, and when should they be used? — Hugo, Salt Lake City, UT

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Tags: Q&A, Weighted Vest, Training

Recovery

Q&A: Stretch for Abs

Q: Since many exercises are designed to strengthen the core, I sometimes feel my abdominal muscles tighten up and wanted to know what stretches or regeneration exercises you recommend specifically for abdominal muscles.

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Tags: Abs, Q&A, Physioball, Stretching

Play Better

Surgery for Tennis Elbow Shows Long-Term Promise

StuSteeger / flickr

Arthroscopic treatment of tennis elbow has shown to be successful after a long-term follow-up, according to new research presented at the 2007 Annual Meeting of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.

Tennis elbow can be successfully managed without surgery in almost 90 percent of cases. When it cannot be controlled by non-surgical measures, the arthroscopic technique used in this study is one of the many different surgical options that have good outcomes.

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Tags: Injury, Tennis, Rehabilitation, Elbow Pain, Elbow

Movement

Static Stretching Doesn't Benefit Vertical Jump

A study published in the International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance found that static stretching offers no benefit to the vertical jump when compared to a standing control protocol.

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Tags: Stretching, Basketball

Recovery

Thigh and Abdominal Overuse Can Cause Sports Hernia

Matt Biddulph / flickr

Repetitive twisting and turning by hockey, soccer, and tennis players, as well as by those who ski, run, or hurdle, may cause a sports hernia, according to a recent study in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. The exact incidence of sports hernias is unknown, but previous studies have indicated that 40 to 85 percent of chronic groin pain may be due to the condition.

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Tags: Injury, Abs, Injury Prevention, Outer Thigh

Recovery

Q&A: Prevent Shin Splints

Matt McGee / flickr

Q: I'm training for a half-marathon and keep getting shin splints. Is there anything I can do to help prevent them?

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Tags: Tightness, Soreness, Injury, Barefoot, Running, Q&A, Foot, Injury Prevention, Reduce Pain, Shin Pain

Play Better

Little League Shoulders

thegreiner / flickr

Researchers at the University of Kentucky followed 32 male baseball players between the ages of 13 and 21 for six years to study changes in the shoulder's range of motion, strength and growth plates. Their conclusions:

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Tags: Family, Injury, Baseball, Shoulder

Play Better

Run Away from Traffic

Thinkstock

A research team writing in the New England Journal of Medicine found that running or jogging while being exposed to diesel exhaust caused a reduction in the amount of blood reaching the heart.

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Tags: Health, Running

Live Better

Q&A: Lose Fat, Build Muscle

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Q: What's the best way to lose weight and look "cut" at the same time?

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Tags: Build Muscle, Weight Loss, Calories, Q&A

Recovery

Q&A: How to Maintain Muscle While Injured

Scott Wachter

Q: I broke my clavicle. I need help maintaining my weight and muscle mass while I'm out of commission for eight weeks. Any advice?

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Tags: Build Muscle, Injury, Rehabilitation, Q&A

Blogs

Movement

Mark Verstegen’s Hip-Strengthening Workout for Women

Train an often overlooked area with this mini-workout from Core Performance’s founder.

Live Better

U.S. Failing at Keeping Children Physically Active, According to National Report Card

The new U.S. Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth revealed that the United States is failing at getting children active and healthy.

Nutrition

3 Steps to World Cup-Worthy Pregame Nutrition

Follow this three-step nutrition plan to improve your focus, boost energy, and power your performance

Well at Work

Survey: American Employees Skipping Vacation Days for Work

A new survey found that only 25 percent of employees with paid time off took advantage of it in 2013.

The Performance Life

5 Tips to Build Teamwork and Fun Through Obstacle Racing

Here's what you need to know about using obstacle races to build teamwork at work.