Kidney Belts, Should You Be Wearing One?

Since injuries are something we all want to avoid, most of us are willing to use a helmet, boots, chest protector and some sort of knee guard or brace. Many of you are wearing the Leatt neck brace. But, what about those things which are not so obvious, things we can’t see to know they need protection? We are talking about your kidneys, and just because they are out of…

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Health and Fitness – Is There Any Harm in Multitasking?

You’ve likely heard that multitasking is problematic, but new studies show that it kills your performance and may even damage your brain. Research conducted at Stanford University found that multitasking is less productive than doing a single thing at a time. The researchers found that people who are regularly bombarded with several streams of electronic information cannot pay attention, recall information, or switch from one job to another as well…

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Caffeine: The Silent Killer of Success

by Travis Bradberry, Ph.D. This tip for improving your performance is the most simple and straightforward method I’ve provided thus far. For many people, this tip has the potential to have a bigger impact than any other single action. The catch? You have to cut down on caffeine, and as any caffeine drinker can attest, this is easier said than done. For those who aren’t aware, the ability to manage…

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Dehydration – Don’t Let It Happen To You!

It’s simple to avoid but can sneak up on you, even if you think you are drinking enough to replenish the water you are losing through perspiration. The human body is made up of mostly water, with up to 75% of the body’s weight due to H2O (the average is 60% with a range of 45 to 75 %). Most of the water is found within the cells of the…

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Health and Fitness – Preventing Injury by Strength Training

As most runners know, aches and pains are a common part of training. However, according to a study published in the May/June issue of Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach, the real culprit for overuse running injuries, such as patellofemoral pain syndrome, iliotibial band syndrome, and Achilles tendonitis may have more to do with weakened hip muscles than how many miles run. Various studies have estimated that up to 70 percent…

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Maintaining Strength and Endurance While Riding

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could just drive by McDonald’s on the way to the track and grab an Egg McMuffin or two, wash them down with a hot cup of coffee and have the energy to ride all day? While some of you may be able to get away with this, most of us can’t. You will soon find as you get older your body requires more nutritious…

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Negative Calorie Wonder Foods

The Value of Negative Calorie Wonder Foods by Dennis Baker Most people are well aware that when they eat too much they over indulge in calories, which leads to packing on pounds. Doing this once in a while is OK but if done with any regularity will leave with an over developed belly or what’s known as dun-laps-disease (where you belly dun-lap over your belt). What most people are not…

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Taking Care of Injuries

Taking Care of Injuries by David Segal CPFT., ACE., AFAA., PFIT Getting injured is the last thing anyone wants, it can be a real pain in the neck, shoulder, arm, leg, or back. The list goes on and on. Motocross is a sport where you are likely at some point to get hurt. One way or another we are all likely to get hurt as we ride and workout. It…

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