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Emptying out the mailbag & clearing the history #16

October 12, 2016

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Other mailbags can be found here. Keep in mind a lot of this is email conversations, comment replies, or some random interesting things I’ve found. By their nature they are not as thorough or complete as a post on one topic. Here’s what’s covered in this installment: – There are more homeless people in San Francisco than Bangkok Yet, […]

Understanding the divergence between athletic and academic performance

June 27, 2016

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I wrote a series called Rethinking youth fitness. One of the parts was When you’re getting good at sports, you’re not getting good at something else. We’re going to expound on that in a different way. I largely ignored research in the series. I want to take a look at one study to hammer this home some […]

Underappreciated benefits of playing sports at a young age (part 1)

June 13, 2016

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I was surprised at the amount of positive feedback on my Rethinking youth activity series. That said, there’s no doubt the series can come across as putting sports in a negative light. I wanted to share some ways sports can be very beneficial. Benefits which consist of more than “teamwork.” I’m going to split this into parts as […]

Emptying out the mailbag and clearing the history #13

April 15, 2016

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Other mailbags can be found here. Keep in mind a lot of this is email conversations, comment replies, or some random interesting things I’ve found. By their nature they are not as thorough or complete as a post on one topic. Here’s what’s covered in this installment: Why aren’t fighter jets painted blue to hide in the sky? Really […]

Some exercise advice for former football players (worried about CTE)

March 16, 2016

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Bennet Omalu is the subject of Will Smith’s latest movie, Concussion. He wrote an op-ed for the New York Times in December, 2015, which garnered a good deal of death threats on social media attention and discussion. The thesis of his article makes a lot of sense. Maybe we should view football like smoking or alcohol, where there […]

Rethinking youth fitness (part 7)

January 25, 2016

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This is a seven part series. Part 1: Really understanding the odds Part 2: The injury factor Part 3: When you’re getting good at sports, you’re not getting good at something else Part 4: The habits you’re not thinking about Part 5: The teamwork argument Part 6: Social circle consequences Part 7: An approach that’s […]

Rethinking youth fitness (part 6)

January 20, 2016

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This is a seven part series. Part 1: Really understanding the odds Part 2: The injury factor Part 3: When you’re getting good at sports, you’re not getting good at something else Part 4: The habits you’re not thinking about Part 5: The teamwork argument Part 6: Social circle consequences Part 7: An approach that’s […]

Rethinking youth fitness (part 5)

January 15, 2016

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This is a seven part series. Part 1: Really understanding the odds Part 2: The injury factor Part 3: When you’re getting good at sports, you’re not getting good at something else Part 4: The habits you’re not thinking about Part 5: The teamwork argument Part 6: Social circle consequences Part 7: An approach that’s […]