July 2012 Articles

Soccer after High School
July 27, 2012
After a busy childhood spent lacing up cleats, refueling on orange slices, sprinting on a muddy field, soccer players adapt from riding to practice with their moms to driving themselves to high school competitions....
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Michael Johnson and Usain Bolt
July 25, 2012
Johnson was one of the track and field experts providing television commentary for the Berlin ’09 Olympics when Usain Bolt broke the 200m world record, set by none other than Michael Johnson. Asked prior...
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July 23, 2012
Mark your calendars!  Tuesday, July 31 marks the August “AFM’s 10 Fittest” issue release party and the 2012 AFM FITTEST presented by Nexersys award ceremony at Molotov (719 W. 6th Street) from 6-8 p.m.  This event is...
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Current and Previous Austin Locals Head to The Olympics
July 20, 2012
The Olympics are mere week away and Austin is sure to be well-represented in London this year. Austin Fit will be providing updates on our local athletes as they compete in this year’s Olympic games,...
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July 16, 2012
What’s better than spending a summer morning on the beautiful waters of Town Lake you may ask? How about doing it for a great cause! And in this case, a very cute one. Paddle...
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July 13, 2012
In this year’s April issue of Austin Fit Magazine we ran on article on Gilbert Tuhabonye and his non-profit, The Gazelle Foundation (you can check out the article here). The foundation was co-founded by Tuhabonye...
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By the Numbers: Competition
July 5, 2012
In honor of the upcoming 2012 London Olympics, July 27 through August 12, we took a look at some golden numbers that involve competition, fitness, and training.   14 The greatest number of gold...
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Confronting The Crucible
July 5, 2012
I was lying on my back in the middle of the infield of The University of Texas’ Memorial Stadium praying for mercy. I believe my exact words were a bastardization of Jesus’ plea from...
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The Pain of Competition
July 5, 2012
It never ceases to amaze me how much it hurts to race. I feel like a broken record at every finish line because, when my parents ask how it felt, my first answer always...
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Chicken and Edamame Dumplings
July 5, 2012
These dumplings make a great weeknight meal when paired with sautéed Asian greens.   What You Need For Dumplings: 3/4 pound skinless, boneless chicken thighs, roughly chopped 2/3 cup shelled edamame, steamed 1 tablespoon...
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Inside the Pit
July 5, 2012
An F1 pit stop is a very controlled atmosphere, though the slightest misstep can turn it into chaos. There are two ways to measure a pit stop: wheel-stop time (time to change all four...
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Austin Aztex: Bringing Futbol to House Park
July 5, 2012
It's the kind of beautiful early summer evening that can bring even the most die-hard air-conditioning lover outside. The sky is a deepening blue with pink sunset tinges and a faint moon vies for...
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Circuits Lead to High Performance
July 5, 2012
"Training movement not muscles” is a phrase we commonly use in the fitness industry to describe exercises that focus on quality of performance versus isolating muscle strictly for bodybuilding. For this reason, many trainers...
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WEB EXCLUSIVE: Soccer After High School
July 5, 2012
After a busy childhood spent lacing up cleats, refueling on orange slices, sprinting on a muddy field, soccer players adapt from riding to practice with their moms to driving themselves to high school competitions....
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WEB EXCLUSIVE: Michael Johnson and Usain Bolt
July 5, 2012
Johnson was one of the track and field experts providing television commentary for the Berlin ’09 Olympics when Usain Bolt broke the 200m world record, set by none other than Michael Johnson. Asked prior...
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Fit Finds
July 5, 2012
RJ Full Wetsuit Available at: Austin Tri-Cyclist, 923 Barton Springs Road Product Cost: $360 It’s triathlon season, so AFM consulted with wetsuit expert Missy Ruthven, Austin Tri-Cyclists owner, to find out what she was currently recommending...
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Tennis: A Lifetime Passion for the USTA’s (and Austin’s) Carol Welder
July 5, 2012
Carol Welder is both inspired and inspiring, not surprising when you consider her list of ground-breaking role models – Barbara Jordan, Chris Evert, and Billie Jean King, to name a few. As the current...
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Austin's Carol Welder at Wimbledon
July 5, 2012
This month, Austin Fit Magazine was fortunate to have a feature on Carol Welder (you can read the article here).  Welder is the current vice president of the United States Tennis Association (UTSA) and...
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