Performance enhancing drugs are taking up a lot of spotlight in sports as of recently. It seems like every other month, some clinic is getting shut down and exposing their patient list of celebrities and athletes for the world to see. So naturally, claiming that an athlete is indeed taking performance enhancing drugs is a taboo subject without solid proof and evidence.
With an ever increasing number of mud run races across the country, it’s clear that this fun way of being active is resonating with people of all different fitness levels. While playing in the mud piques the interest of some runners, others are drawn by the physical and mental challenge of navigating obstacles and seeing just exactly what they’re made of.And while running is a key part of the preparation, since mud runs incorporate a variety of obstacles from scaling walls to crawling through tubes or under wires, it’s important that your training leading up to race day also focus on developing specific skill related parameters of fitness, such as power, speed, agility, balance, reactivity, and coordination. Try these exercises to prepare your body for specific obstacles from three popular mud runs, then have fun, work hard, and get dirty!Obstacle: Electric EelRace: Tough MudderExercise: Stomach crawlsTo move as quickly and nimbly as possible through the frigid water of this obstacle while simultaneously avoiding the dangling electric currents overhead, you’ll need to take your training back to your infant days and practice crawling.Lie on your stomach with forearms resting on the floor, elbows bent and hands in front of your shoulders, palms facing each other.
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But I’m just not sure about one of the latest “fads” in footwear. Barefoot running shoes are funny looking, but people who wear them swear they are exceptionally functional and better for their overall fitness level and health. The minimalist shoes are sweeping the running circuit and even creating converts who wear them during cycling, hiking, climbing and aerobic exercise classes..
RAZ: It’s so hard to simplify because it’s so complicated. But basically, the way it works now is if a soldier or a Marine is wounded in Iraq or Afghanistan or elsewhere, they’re treated in a military hospital, the active duty, if it’s the Army or the Marines, the active duty service branch will determine whether that soldier or marine is fit for duty. Now, if they decide he or she is not fit for duty, and maybe they lost an arm or a leg, they will then give them what’s called the disability rating..