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How I trained for the steepest day climb in America

May 22, 2017

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According to Wikipedia the Cactus to Clouds trail has the greatest elevation gain of any day hike in America. Nearly 11,000 feet in 18 miles. It’s been rated the fifth hardest day hike in America by Backpacker magazine. “Hard” is hard to measure, but never mind the 18 miles, in the first 10 miles you climb 8,000 feet; it’s been […]

Pessimism regarding upcoming artificially intelligent personal trainers (part 5)

April 10, 2017

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Improved performance methods aren’t too relevant We’re still leg pressing- “the presented approach would allow professionals but also their coaches to analyze in detail the athletes’ executions and improve their performances by looking in real time at the measured force and displacement time series or also calculated acceleration, velocity and power properties.” Charlie Francis, the Jamaicans, […]

Understanding differences in return to play in different sports, after an ACL tear

October 19, 2016

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In NFL players, 63% got back on the field after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction For wide receivers and running backs, for those who return performance is decreased by a third (getting back on the field is not the same as returning to the same level of play) In NHL players, Those who tear their ACL play an average 2.8 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rethinking youth fitness (part 4)

January 11, 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 3)

January 8, 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 […]