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THE DEBATE ABOUT CROSS-TRAINING: CONS

I read the article The Debate About Cross-Training: Cons which talks about how there has been a lot of research that has come out on Cross-training but there is still no clear answer to whether it is good or bad for your performance in your main sport. The author references a study conducted by The University of Texas, which is […]

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Mix It Up

https://web.s.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail/detail?vid=3&sid=1e1bf8fa-6591-4c44-92a0-feabe244280c%40redis&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#db=aph&AN=54016523 This article speaks about how cross-training benefits the teenage athlete, giving specific examples and quotes from professionals. This article is also the first to define cross-training with more technical terms. According to the author, cross-training involves alternating your main physical activity with different activities that complement it. A counterargument is given in this article, which is quickly rebutted and […]

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Cross-Training Dangers

https://nowcomment.com/documents/307872 I read the article “Cross-training Dangers” by Rick Lovett which talked about how cross-training can actually be a danger and hinder your ability to perform in your primary sport. When an athlete jumps into a new sport, they often don’t have the correct equipment to effectively participate in it, and these poor pieces of equipment can be dangerous and […]

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Five Benefits of Cross-Training

I read “Five Benefits of Cross-Training.” https://www.coachmag.co.uk/fitness/7028/five-benefits-of-cross-training This article is about how crosstraining actually improves your ability to perform in your main sport. While it seems counterproductive to spend time on other activities, crosstraining helps develop one into a better all-around athlete. By doing other things, your body gets the chance to rest as well as develop other muscle groups […]

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Brazil’s Dance With the Devil

I chose this book for two very different reasons. One, because I was curious about what the title meant: “Brazil’s Dance with the Devil, The World Cup, The Olympics, and the Fight for Democracy” by Dave Zirin. And two, because of the inscription my dad’s friend had written on the inside cover saying, “This book will make you look smart […]

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What would happen if the US didn’t eat meat for a year?

What would happen if the US didn’t eat meat for a year? According to Rachel Nuwer, if we stopped consuming red meat as a population, greenhouse gas emissions would reduce by 25%-33% and we would get back more than 8 billion acres of land for uses like wildlife and housing. But if something like this happened over a short period […]

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