July 2014 Articles

Equipment Review: Battle Ropes and More
July 1, 2014
Target power and conditioning with battle rope workouts.
When Is It OK for Kids to Cycle Alone?
July 1, 2014
When it comes to family fitness, parents often must balance a desire for activity with practical concerns, especially as pertains to safety. Austin blogger Heather Way explores that important question about when to let...
2014 Body Doc Guide
July 1, 2014
An Active Alternative to Joint Replacement Almost six years ago, Julie Elrod tore her meniscus while running. Since the initial injury, Julie endured five failed knee surgeries and was desperate for something to work....
FAQ: July 2014
July 1, 2014
Q: Does sweating mean you are burning more calories? A: No, our bodies produce sweat as a way to cool us down. Therefore, if your body is beginning to overheat and needs to cool...
Downhill Swimming
July 1, 2014
Balance in swimming can help—or hinder—technique. Coach Kim Brackin offers an explanation for how balance in the form can help improve swimming and provides drills for practice.
Carolyn Haney and WeViva Make Life Better
July 1, 2014
Nutrition and exercise classes offered throughout Austin.
Strength and Conditioning for Young Athletes
July 1, 2014
A guide for parents entering children into summer training.
Fit For Duty
July 1, 2014
Letter from the Publisher
A Nutritionist’s Favorite Things
July 1, 2014
AFM nutrition writer Anne Wilfong takes a look at her favorite blogs, books, and other resources from 2014.
The Pulse: July 2014
July 1, 2014
Keeping Fitness Fun
Poison Ivy: Leaves of Three, Let it Be
July 1, 2014
Take a close look at many of Texas’ outdoor trails, and you’ll find the familiar three leaves of poison ivy.
Is Your Energy Drink Gluten Free?
July 1, 2014
What ingredients to look for on the bottle labels.
Fitness in the Name of Service
July 1, 2014
A look at how three local first responders stay fit to serve.
Do You Really Need to Do Speed Work?
July 1, 2014
Pro triathlete Patrick Evoe takes a unique stance on track workouts for age group athletes in training for distance events.
FitFinds: One Workout Shoe to Rule Them All
July 1, 2014
You’re looking for a shoe that will cover all the activities in your boot camp workout or circuit training. John Schrup with Texas Running Company gives his favorite options for all-purpose workout shoes.
Improve Climbing Skills
July 1, 2014
Bicycle Sport Shop's Wednesday Night Beginner Ride
Running Rogue: Allison Macsas and Rogue Expeditions Explore the Globe
July 1, 2014
For many runners, far away locations are half the appeal of choosing events. But how about picking a location and then working in the run as part of a vacation? That’s exactly what Rogue...
Local Sheriffs Trade Patrol Cars for Bicycles
July 1, 2014
The Travis County Sheriff’s Cycling Team exists to promote fitness and service.
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