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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.
    breathing exercise is one way to prevent anxiety

    How to Channel Anxiety into Performance

    Pre-event nerves and anxiety can be fuel for performance—but only if you know how to channel it. If it’s overwhelming, performance can suffer. A breathing exercise and other tactics can


    How to Maximize 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

    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


    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