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.
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100 Best Songs For Hard Exercise

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

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How to Raise Spartan Kids: 3 Steps

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,

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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