February 2015 Articles

Your Shoulder Was Designed to Fail
February 1, 2015
Once you see how shoulders are put together, it becomes pretty obvious that they have some serious design flaws. Let’s take a look. A joint can be defined as any place where two bones...
New to Austin: February 2015
February 1, 2015
Studios and stores for fitness-minded folks
Are you Really Hungry?
February 1, 2015
After five years of writing for AFM, contributor Anne Wilfong has decided to focus on her expanding nutrition counseling practice, Sparkman Nutrition. In her honor, we’re featuring one of her favorite columns, which first...
Discover! – The Goodwater Loop at Lake Georgetown
February 1, 2015
Take on the challenge of this technical trail 40 minutes from Austin.
Do a Freestyle Flip Turn
February 1, 2015
There is no time like the swimming off-season to learn how to do a freestyle flip turn.  Do you touch turn when you swim laps but notice the people flip turning are blowing you...
Dose of Daily Optimism Leads to Healthier Hearts
February 1, 2015
There’s a saying that it takes just as much energy to be negative as it does to be positive. And it just so happens that being positive and having an upbeat outlook on life...
What's In Your Bag?
February 1, 2015
Q&A with personal trainer and co-owner of Austin Simply Fit, Krista Bergeron
How to Coach and Be Coached
February 1, 2015
Understanding how you best give and take advice is the first step to improving performance.
Part I: CBC, RBC, and PLT Knowing the Basics of a Blood Lab
February 1, 2015
It can be easy enough to take the doctor’s word that your blood tests are normal, but what does that really mean? Are your blood sugars right on the dividing line between normal and...
Off-Season Insights from an Ironman Racer
February 1, 2015
Taking a step back to assess your training and racing regimen can put you a step ahead of this season’s competition.
How to Overcome Addictive Patterns
February 1, 2015
In our quest for ultimate health and vitality, it is inevitable that we’ll encounter behavioral roadblocks that threaten to sabotage our end goal. Old patterns and negative behaviors are bound to surface as we...
Running Out of Breath: My Battle with Adrenal Fatigue
February 1, 2015
A stressful lifestyle has a way of catching up to you. I know that better than ever now.
E-reader Before Bed Makes for a Morning Sleepyhead
February 1, 2015
It can be hard to let go of the world when your head hits the pillow at night. Even more so if you take one more scroll through your social media feeds or read...
Devotion (to Fitness) Made All the Difference
February 1, 2015
After already traveling down one of the worst roads possible together, this couple continues to stand by each other’s side.
Never Letting Go
February 1, 2015
Holding on and finishing what you started is a way of life for Angels closing pitcher, Huston Street
The Skinny on Compression Wear
February 1, 2015
We decided to filter through the hype of compression wear claims—from improved power and performance to quicker recovery times. Here’s what we found.
Bumping It Up
February 1, 2015
These women didn’t let their pregnant bellies get in the way of their workouts.
Engage the Lower Body to Enhance Upper Body Stability
February 1, 2015
This month, Diane Vives is at Of the Lion Fitness in North Austin with Head Boot Camp Trainer Courtney Carlisle, who is demonstrating the movements. This series of exercises is designed to focus on...
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