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Try this dynamic stretching routine

Static stretching is out, dynamic stretching is in. This has seemed to be the general consensus in the past few years. But, why? And what exactly is dynamic stretching anyways? We talked with the fitness director from The Athletic Club … Continue reading

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What does a runner look like?

While on assignment at a gym last week I was chatting with a personal trainer. During the conversation she said I looked like a runner. Through my ear to ear grin I squeaked, “Really?!? Yeah, I run marathons!” Day = … Continue reading

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Variable Training in the Pool

As hard as we try to think spring, it’s still frigid outside. This makes February a great time to up your (indoor) swim game. John Nelson with York YMCA Aquatics says practicing variable training in the pools can help increase … Continue reading

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Hello Pool Equipment

This week John Nelson with York YMCA Aquatics introduces us to common pool equipment. Any kind of equipment can be intimidating if you don’t know how to use it. Unlike weight machines at the gym, most pools don’t have instructions … Continue reading

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In running, be flexible and always know where the nearest bathroom is

There is something almost sickeningly beautiful about running through sunrise. Going from pitch black to that first light is just… powerful. Tuesday morning I got up at dark o’clock for an easy 4-miler. The powdery two inches of snow we … Continue reading

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Challenge Issued: The Y-TriDu5K

This month we’re focusing our videos on freestyle swimming, and we’ve got the perfect race for you to test your skills. The Y-TriDu5k, hosted by the York YWCA, has an event for just about everyone. (Unless you’re a dude, then … Continue reading

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The Skinny on Swim Caps

Got more than a few inches of hair? You’re going to want to wear a swim cap when you’re swimming laps. Swim caps keep your hair pulled back and tucked away, and make you look hardcore. John Nelson with York … Continue reading

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How do I love thee?

My long-term relationship with running blossomed out of an intense dislike that, some might say, bordered on hatred. Though I always played sports growing up, I only ran when someone made me. I was slow and chubby and never in … Continue reading

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Freestyle Swimming

Swimming laps is a great way to get exercise without stressing your joints. The upper-body workout it provides plus this lack of stress is also what makes it good for runners and cyclists to use for cross-training. This month, we’re … Continue reading

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Hodgepodge

I try not to dwell on the same things here too many weeks in a row. But when it’s freezing outside it’s hard to think about anything other than cold COLD COLD. In an effort to take my mind off … Continue reading

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