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    Dan Roe

    Dan Roe is a freelance health and fitness journalist, former Division I track and field athlete, and a master's candidate at the University of Missouri School of Journalism. He still runs (slower), rides bikes, and is constantly pursuing other ways of collecting scrapes and bruises in the great outdoors.
    Athlete listening to music

    100 Best Songs For Hard Exercise

    For most of us, music is an integral component of the Spartan training session, and tangled headphones are staples in our always-ready gym bags. And why not? Research has repeatedly

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    Why I Run Without a Watch

    We had a tradition about GPS watches on my college track team. On the first day of practice, invariably a freshman would show up with a GPS watch that chirped

    Timing Nutrients

    Protein Timing & the Anabolic Window

    Among the tidbits of exercise physiology the average lifter knows is this: ingest protein within 30 minutes of ending a workout. In failing to do so, an athlete risks letting

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    Our Kids Aren’t Tough Enough

    The year is 1945. A troop transporter steams into New York Harbor and offloads thousands of American GIs, many of them boys when they enlisted. You ask one, age 18,

    Reslience

    An Unstoppable Spartan

    It started with a case of whiplash. Innocent enough, Victoria Stopp thought as she attempted to work out a kink in her neck before the end of her shift as