August 2012 Articles

A Participant’s Review of the AFM FITTEST
August 7, 2012
Ask ten people around Austin to describe their view of fitness and you’re going to get ten different answers. This is one of the great things about our ever-growing town because there are so...
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The Difference Between Work and Play
August 7, 2012
The difference between work and play is how you view it. How you view it is largely determined by the manner in which you talk about it, especially to yourself. I raise this issue...
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How Fit Are You? Redux
August 7, 2012
After the dust settled at our first ever AFM FITTEST presented by Nexersys event on June 9, 2012, at Camp Mabry, the general consensus from spectators, sponsors, competitors, and staff was that it was...
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Truth, Justice, and the American Way of Drug Testing
August 7, 2012
One of the hardest things a competitor can do is quit. Of course, there are obvious times when you have to concede the day, such as when broken bones, medical intervention, and conditions beyond...
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Meet Austin’s Ten Fittest
August 7, 2012
They signed up; they showed up; they measured up. Nearly 300 participants converged on the Camp Mabry parade ground on Saturday, June 9, to test themselves against national norms in ten tests that spanned...
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On Testing and Serendipity
August 7, 2012
When you’re in the market for a new appliance, it helps to know what the Consumer Reports rating is…they’ve tested all the food processors, grills, and vacuum cleaners across categories so we, the consumers,...
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Event Photos and Best in Test Results
August 7, 2012
Best in Test Results Dynamax Standing Med Ball Toss Judy McElroy (35) threw the med ball 26 feet. Brandon Drenon (24) threw the med ball over 41 feet. Fitness Institute of Texas Standing Broad...
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How Do You Define Fitness for People Over 60?
August 7, 2012
Senior fitness means different things to different people. While family members, physicians, and physical therapists want seniors to be healthy, most elders not only want to be healthy but also to keep on doing...
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The Latest on Austin Olympic Athletes
August 7, 2012
What a weekend for Austin locals in London for the 2012 Olympic games! I’m still trying to soak up all the awesome-ness I witnessed in the wake of the swimming events, including AMAZING performances...
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We Woke the Giants!
August 7, 2012
Though the dust has settled, the adrenaline from the 2012 AFM FITTEST presented by Nexersys is still flowing. It was motivating to watch such a wide range of competitors come out; we saw fitness enthusiasts awaken...
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Starting from Scratch
August 7, 2012
Have you ever wondered how celebrities get fit so quickly, whether they’re preparing for a physically intense role or just losing weight after pregnancy? I certainly have, especially after my daughter was born. And...
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Goat Cheese and Pesto Bruschetta
August 7, 2012
with Anne Wilfong, RD, LD  Bruschetta is a great appetizer to hold your family or guests over until dinner. This goat cheese and pesto twist will make your bruschetta one to remember! What You...
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Running and Walking to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer
August 7, 2012
Ovarian cancer used to be a death sentence. And while the survival rate remains low for those diagnosed in the later stages, early detection of the disease has nearly a 90 percent survival rate...
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Running and Walking to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer
August 7, 2012
Ovarian cancer used to be a death sentence. And while the survival rate remains low for those diagnosed in the later stages, early detection of the disease has nearly a 90 percent survival rate...
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#ATX Olympics Update
August 7, 2012
We’re coming up on 1 week of Olympic games and Austin athletes have been representing well! Check out some of the highlights of our ATX athletes thus far and make sure to follow those...
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Event Photos and Best in Test Results
August 7, 2012
Dynamax Standing Med Ball TossJudy McElroy (35) threw the med ball 26 feet. Brandon Drenon (24) threw the med ball over 41 feet.
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I Can’t Run Because I Have Bad Knees
August 7, 2012
by Shannon Mitchel MD, PT I cringe when I hear a person say, “I can’t run because I have bad knees.” It pains me to even type it. The problem with their problem is that...
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Mo Bests a BEAST of a Workout
August 7, 2012
I was prepping for the biggest race of my adult life, the 400 meter Master’s Invitational Women’s event at the United States Olympic Trials, so I asked highly decorated athlete and educated trainer Chad...
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