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Powering Change: Play Again 2015

Play Again is a brand with meaning for so many people at every fitness level. Play Again powers endurance for triathletes and distance runners, powers recovery for weightlifters, strongman competitors and bodybuilders, powers pain management for people who want to continue to play with their children and grandchildren. Play Again powers dreams, goals, competition, and…
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#teamplayagain: Fitness At Any Level

Replenishing your body’s naturally-occurring hyaluronic acid (HA) keeps your joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles lubricated and flexible. #teamplayagain athletes excel at the levels they select. These athletes are able to continually re-set and expand their fitness goals taking the HA daily that is the main ingredient in Play Again. Here are some comments from four…
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“Training/Competition Diary: America’s Strongest Man” – By Dimitar Savatinov

Dimitar (Mitko) Savatinov won the title of America’s Strongest Man at the 2014 America’s Strongest Man competition at the Europa Games and Fitness Expo in Phoenix, Arizona in October 2014. This is his story, in his own words. I decided to do a recap of my contest in October 2014 at ASM. I needed it…
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Physical Therapy and Alternative Pain Management Options

By Philip Beaverson, Physical Therapist and Director of Physical TherapyAmerican Health Network, Indianapolis, Indiana I am 42 years old, and have been a physical therapist for 18 years. Practicing inside a physician’s office, I see a whole range of patients of all ages and fitness levels every day. My clients use over-the-counter NSAID pain relievers,…
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“Understanding and Helping Athletes Compete” – By Dr. Todd McDougle

My work as a chiropractor is all about helping and inspiring athletes. I almost lost an arm back in 1988, and I’m missing muscle tissue, but continue to work out in bodybuilding and strongman techniques. My training regimen includes a wide variety of strongman lifts, and I train 3 to 6 days a week. I…
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“Managing Pain Through Training and Competing” – By Jessica Rush, Strongwoman

I’m 38, a strength coach and high school teacher, and I just finished in fourth place in the Women’s Open Lightweight Class at the North American Strongman Nationals. I’ve also qualified to compete at the Arnold Strongwoman World Championship. After competing for two years at the Women’s Open, I’m making great progress. Last year was…
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Play Again: Everyone Needs It!

For every family, there are unmet fitness needs that must be addressed.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Physical activity can improve health. People who are physically active tend to live longer and have lower risk for heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, depression, and some cancers. Physical activity can also help…
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Cycling For Life: What Does It Take to Keep Competing?

Team Surf City Cyclery/BMW Sterling is one of California’s number one cycling teams. With a series of wins culminating with big victories at Dana Point, this team is having a banner year in Southern California. What’s their secret? What does it take to push your competitive ride to the next level? Team Surf City has…
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Collegiate Athletes At Risk: Pain More Likely Later in Life

Half of high-performance collegiate athletes had chronic injuries at middle age, compared to 28% of non-athletes, according to a recent study at Indiana University. And these former athletes were more likely to be in pain and depressed. In her article, “Current Health-Related Quality of Life Is Lower in Former Division I Collegiate Athletes than in…
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