Archive for June, 2011

Excouch Potato Turns Iron(Wo)man: “Healthy Fear Fuels Your Fire”

June 30, 2011

I love this time of year! One reason is that is gets warm finally so both my open water swims and early morning bike rides get far less painful. Reason two is that I’m far enough along into my triathlon training season now to really see and feel some progress. Three is that my fellow [...]

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Doctor’s Orders: Leg, Knee, or Foot Issues? Try This Hip Trick

June 29, 2011

Runners come into my office with a variety of different lower extremity and leg issues. Please understand that just because you have pain in your knee, it does not necessarily mean the problem is based in your knee.  That is just part of the way your body is adapting to the loads that you put upon [...]

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Running With Coach Kinsey: Pacing Your Race

June 28, 2011

                                                                                    Most people will figure out that they will have different strengths as a racer. Some people have great stamina and aerobic capacity to push a pace deep into a race, others have strong fast-twitch muscle fibers that allow them to kick strong towards the end of a race. Each of these [...]

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The Latest “Dirty Dozen and Clean 15″: When to Buy Organic and When to Save Cash

June 21, 2011

An apple a day may send you the doctor’s way! The apple is the dirtiest of the dirty dozen. Each year the Environmental Working Group (EWG) examines data collected from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration and determines which fruits and vegetables will make the Dirty Dozen or the Clean [...]

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Got Mercury Files Petition Demanding Stricter Protections From Mercury in Fish for Women and Children

June 21, 2011

San Francisco— Environmental and consumer organizations filed a legal petition today asking the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to implement stricter regulations to protect women, children and people who eat fish from mercury in seafood. The petition seeks a requirement that seafood sellers post warning signs about the danger of mercury in fish and seeks [...]

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Shawn Michaels Interview: Life in the WWE, Drugs, New TV Show, Recovery and Training

June 20, 2011

It’s a Texas sized life that only “The Heartbreak Kid” could lead. The former WWF and WWE wrestling super star, Shawn Michaels, recently came on our radio show and talked candidly about his wild ride so far. Paul and myself are hardly what you would call wrestling fans, but we definitely respect the fitness aspect of it [...]

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Excouch Potato Turn Iron(Wo)man: “Match Maker-Match Maker, Send Me A Match”

June 17, 2011

How about the idea of a ‘Match.com’ for life mentors instead of just hot dates? Silly? No, because there is so much to be said about having experience and being willing to share that wisdom with others. Many times throughout my life I have been blessed to have mentors at work, in friendship and in [...]

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Sports Drinks, It’s A Fluid Story

June 16, 2011

From a fun amateur chemistry experiment in college, to a very successful and serious sports drink that a few sluggers on the Boston Red Sox are fueling up with. That’s just part of the Fluid sports drink story. The recovery drink first started in a salad bowl of Richard Smith’s college house in San Luis Obispo, [...]

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Excouch Potato Turn Iron(Wo)Man: Sweet Athletic Dreams Are Made Of Zzzzzzz’s

June 9, 2011

This last rainy weekend really put a soggy damper on my Ironman training agenda when it kept me from my long 75mile ride on Saturday afternoon. Instead of joyfully spinning out my legs and lungs in the fresh air, I dusted off my indoor bike trainer and pulled out some training DVDs then rode virtual [...]

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Losing It With Kacie: Foods To Trim Belly Fat

June 8, 2011

We all know the first rule in loosing weight or maintaining weight is to burn more calories than we take in.  The best way to do that is cardio exercise to burn calories, along with resistance training to build muscle.  Replacing muscle with fat increases your metabolism, making it easier to lose weight.  Our personal [...]

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