Bud Winter’s “Relax and Win” is Finally Here

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Bud Winter’s “Relax and Win” is finally here!  His original 1981 classic has been updated with several new chapters, interviewed by yours truly. Why pay $330 for a rare book on eBay?  Click here if you don't believe me! The first half of the book was based on mental and physical … [Read more...]

Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) Research Review

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Sprint swimming is like the 200 or 400 meters. The 50m freestyle sprint has the same energy cost of a 200m Track & Field sprint.  Same with 100m swim and 400m run. Derek Hansen wrote a great research review based on the February 2012 issue of the NSCA’s Journal of Strength and Conditioning … [Read more...]

Methylhexaneamine and Supplement Contamination


2011 will be remembered as the Year if the Methylhexaneamine positive tests coming directly from products containing Methylhexaneamine or resulting from supplement contamination. I heeded a warning last year in my 4 part series on Sports Drinks. Let’s recap the year in review… 2010 Commonwealth … [Read more...]

Which Masters Sport Performance Gets Worse with Age?

A recent study from the Experimental Aging Research asked the question: Of the 6 sports, which had the greatest decline in performance with age? Athletics (Track and Field) Swimming Rowing Cycling Triathlon Weightlifting I’ve heard several people claim endurance events are … [Read more...]

Platelet Rich Plasma? Try Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation (ACI) Surgery

With all the news and hype aimed towards Tiger Woods, we discovered he has tried Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) because the Canadian doctor that administered it was caught distributing Actovegin, Actovegin is on the World Anti-Doping Agency list of banned substances, and made from bovine blood cells. … [Read more...]

Technological Innovations in Track and Field

Let's face it, the new swimming suits have helped demolish world records at a record pace (no pun intended). Ross and Jonathan from the Science of Sport quoted the average age of a swimming world record for men was 13 months and 8 months for women.  That’s a World Record every year! By … [Read more...]

Jessica Hardy and the Supplement Contamination Saga

Once again, we have another case of an alleged supplement contamination. I don't know who to believe anymore. It's a classic case of "he said, she said". I'll let the facts unravel and have the courts decide. Better to be tried by 12, then hung by 6 or shot by 5, right? But this case is a … [Read more...]

2008 Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony – Free or Buy

If you want to relive the 2008 Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremonies, you have a couple of choices. You can ask a friend who recorded it on their TiVo or PVR... if they still have it. You can buy the 2008 Beijing Opening Ceremony 2-Volume DVD from NBCDVD for $29.99 Or you can watch it … [Read more...]

Comparing 100 meter Freestyle and 400 meter Sprinting

The 100 meter freestyle in swimming resembles the 400 sprint in running. Their Elite times are in the mid 40's second range and both events have similar energy systems: Alactic anerobic and Lactic anerobic. Between 1968 and 2004, only 7 men has run under the magic 44 seconds barrier for the … [Read more...]

Beijing Men’s Swimming 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay Video

In the swimming events, the Beijing Men's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay was one of the most exciting relays. USA beat France 3:08.24 to 3:08.32. With all the lead changes, it was too close to call. Personally, I would have put Michael Phelps anchor to out psyche the opponents. YouTube and NBC are … [Read more...]

The Speedo LZR Racer Swimsuit Bodysuit


Yesterday, I wrote about the Nike Swift Suit and Nike Track Spikes. With all the talk about the amazing comeback of Dara Torres, let's take a closer look at those swimsuits. It's hard to imagine a swimmer with more clothes than a track and field athlete. The Speedo LZR Racers Swimmers in … [Read more...]

More on Dara Torres Resistance Stretching Routine

Last year, Dara Torres's comeback at the age of 40 was the talk of the swimming world. Now that she has earned a spot on her 5th Olympiad (and let's not forget she retired twice and did not compete in 1996 and 2004) at the age of 41, she will be under the microscope from her Speedo swimsuits, … [Read more...]