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Are Smelling Salts Safe? An Eye-Opening Look at This Hype Up Method

It's almost game time. "The Star Spangled Banner" just concluded, the crowd is going berserk and the camera is panning the sideline to capture pla...

The Heart Rate Measure That Tells You More About Your Body Than Anything Else Will

Sometimes you step onto the field or into the weight room and feel like no person or thing could slow you down. Other times, you feel like you're mo...

Watch Minnesota's Nikola Pekovic Throw Medicine Balls Into Outer Space

Nikola Pekovic is a giant of a man. He looks like a grizzly bear fused with a lumberjack, so it should come as no surprise that he gets loose and ...

5-DAY PLAN: Cross Country Training With a Heart Rate Monitor

Cross country is a popular sport in the U.S., especially at the high school level, with more than 470,000 student-athletes participating nationwide,...

6 Weird Changes Your Body Goes Through Every Day

The human body is an incredible machine. It functions without having to consciously maintain itself, other than eating, drinking fluids and going to...

The Dynamic Warm-Up, Simplified: 2 Techniques

INTRODUCTION It is safe to say after decades of preparing the body for physical performances on the field or in the gym, our society has finally...

5 Things You Can Do to Prevent Muscle Injuries

Muscle injuries are unpredictable. You can be going about your business, playing your sport or working out like you normally do, and then you feel...

Fitbit Surge vs. Charge HR: Which One Is Right for You?

Fitbit was kind enough to send over some samples of their new products—the Surge and the Charge HR. A couple STACK staffers tested the wearable ...

4 Soccer Off-Season Conditioning Drills from the New England Revolution

As soccer season approaches, fitness and conditioning are high priorities—and hotly debated topics. As the strength and conditioning coach for t...

Improve Your Aerobic Fitness in the Off-Season

What is Aerobic Fitness? There is more to conditioning than simply going for a run on the road. While the ultimate task of improving endurance should be...

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