Up-and-Comers Will Test Stars at the USA Swimming National Championships|
from Louisville Courier-Journal
The nation's best swimmers will cut through the chlorine in Indianapolis the next five days at the National Championships and World Championship Trials.
Those who make the team — the top finisher in each event and likely the runner-up, too — will compete in the World Championships in Rome from July 17 to Aug. 2.
Spain's Faber Sets World Record in 100-meter Backstroke at the Mediterranean Games
from The Baltimore Sun
Spain's Aschwin Wildeboer Faber has set a world record in the 100-meter backstroke with a 52.38-second leg in the 4x100 medley relay final at the Mediterranean Games.
Study: Strength Training Burns Body Fat
For years the experts have said that strength training is an important component of weight loss—moreover in changing body composition and burning fat—for both men and women.
A recent article in the IDEA Fitness Journal by Lawrence Herrera and Len Kravitz, PhD, highlights an interesting study done by IDEA Health & Fitness Association that may in fact prove that weight training is indeed fat burning exercise.
Olympian Phelps Working on Short Game for 2012
from USA TODAY
Last summer in the Olympic Games in Beijing, Michael Phelps was perfect. This summer at the U.S. swimming championships that begin this week and at worlds in Rome this month, he will be a work in progress. More
Is Bicycling Bad for Your Bones?
from The New York Times
Is cycling bad for the bones? A number of intriguing studies published in the past 18 months, including Smathers’, have raised that possibility — an issue that has special resonance now, with this weekend’s start of the 2009 Tour de France. Certainly, the toll of broken bones among top-level racers is high. Famously, Lance Armstrong broke his collarbone this year, while Christian Vande Velde, another of America’s premier Tour hopes, fractured six bones, including three in his spine, during a crash at the Giro d’Italia in May.
Push-pull Weight Training is Easier on the Joints
There are many workout routines that people use consistently. Some beginners don't do as many exercises and can get by with a full-body workout two or three times per week. Others may like to work one body part per day. But perhaps the most popular workout involves the split routine. This simply entails training multiple body parts each workout until each muscle is exercised once or twice per week.
Tennessee’s King Shares Relay Gold at World University Games
Lady Vol rising senior Michele King grabbed a gold medal in the 400m free relay finals during the swimming competition at the 2009 World University Games.
Cardio or Weight Training to Lose Weight?
Which is the fastest way to lose body fat: doing cardio training or weight training?
Long-distance runners are skinny and have little body-fat. Sprinters are big with muscle, and have little body-fat. Long-distance runners do very little weight training; sprinters do a lot of weight training.
What is best for your goals?