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Why Kettlebells Are a Great Addition to Your Workout Routine

Kettlebells are similar to barbells and dumbbells, but you can use it for dynamic movements that improve strength and explosive power. Kettlebells are easy to incorporate into a cardio circuit routine

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How Best to Fuel Your Body After a Workout

Your workout should also include a game plan for how to fuel your body -- before and after your routine.

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How A Unique Approach Can Treat -- and Prevent -- Knee Ligament Injuries

Once considered an adults-only injury, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears are being seen increasingly in young athletes, some as young as 10. Learn about a unique, three-pronged approach to treat and prevent ACL tears.

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How Stem Cells Can Help Sports-Related Injuries

If you've suffered a sports-related injury, you may be a candidate to undergo stem cell therapy or platelet-rich plasma therapy, just like pitcher Bartolo Colon, golfer Tiger Woods and tennis player Rafael Nadal.

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How Microtears Help You to Build Muscle Mass

You have to break muscle down to build it back up stronger. If done correctly, the microtears you sustain from exercise will eventually accumulate to form muscle mass.

Functional Training vs. Traditional Strength Training

Functional Training vs. Traditional Strength Training

Most athletes understand the importance of building muscle strength, but may not know that adding functional training to their workout can enhance performance on the track, links or gridiron. Learn more about functional training.

Why Young Female Athletes Face a Unique Set of Health Risks

Sports participation can put female athletes at risk for the female athlete triad, a syndrome involving the three interrelated components of energy availability, menstrual function and bone health.

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How You Can Cool Down After a Tough Training Session

We all know to warm up before exercising. But do you take time to cool down too? Without a proper cool-down, you become more susceptible to injuries.

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