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Interview with Behzad “Bear” Bakhshandeh: Young Athletes Need Play Again Now

My name is Behzad – but everybody calls me Bear. I am 24 years old, and I train and compete in powerlifting and strongman. For strength sports, I have been training for four years – working out six days a week and combining strength training, conditioning and cardio. My goal is to become a pro-level…
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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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Recovery for Women of All Ages

There’s no reason to slow down athletically as you age. According to the Women’s Sports and Fitness Foundation, sports participation among women between 45 and 64 has grown over the last six years. A strategic plan for recovery throughout your lifetime is a key component of staying as active and fit as you want to…
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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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The Athletes We Love: Heavy Lifting and Long-Term Recovery

When strength and conditioning trainer Joseph Kopito was playing lacrosse for Stony Brook University Seawolves, he tore the lateral and medial meniscus in his left knee. He had two orthopedic surgeries – at ages 18 and 20 – and the meniscus was removed. Joseph was then diagnosed with degenerative arthritis in his left knee. His…
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