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The Kicking Soldier Athlete

The key to your fitness program is motivation. You must learn to fight off distractions and find a balance. This column will take a different direction than the usual running focus and look at the sport of Taekwondo. According to the World Taekwondo Federation, the sport is one of the most systematic and scientific Korean […]

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The Transition To a New Sense of Self

The new year is here, and once again, the plans are being made. It’s possible for you to make a difference in your life through your personal fitness goals, but you have to make the commitment to yourself. There are some who have personal challenges to overcome. I have my heart issues for which I […]

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Running is 60% Mental and 40% Physical: Part 2

To read Part 1 of this piece, go here. Let me share some comments from Lindsay Carrick. On October 28, 2018 Marine Corps 2nd Lt. Lindsay Carrick, a member of the All-Marine Team, took part in the Challenge Cup, a 41-year-old competition between the Marine Corps and the British Royal Navy/Royal Marines. Originally from Bucks […]

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Running is 60% Mental and 40% Physical: Part 1

We have reached the end of another year. Throughout the year I have offered training tips and profiles of athletes from a variety of backgrounds. There are many training programs, but how do you know which one is right for you? To be honest you don’t know. There is no magic program just like there […]

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Fitness Through the Holidays

We are entering the joyous time of the year when the demands on your time increase and the fitness training slips. You must rely upon some good time management. The following are useful words for the novice and refreshers for the advanced. Army Major Kelly Calway, 2008 Army Female Athlete of the Year, former member […]

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Do You Have the Mental Toughness for Your Exercise Program?

The following passage is from Cathe.com which discusses mental toughness: Some fitness experts advise clients to ’embrace the burn.’ Good advice. By not turning away from discomfort in your training, you develop mental toughness. This mental toughness carries over into ALL aspects of your fitness training. If you’re like most people, some mornings you wake up […]

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You Do Not Have to Run Alone

One barrier to a successful fitness program is motivation. There is one solution at your fingertips, however, and that is finding someone to join in the program so you can push each other. I am sure that you have no problem finding someone to go on a shopping trip with you. I’ve written earlier about […]

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