Posts Tagged ‘calling cards’

Plyometric Training Basics Post 3

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

A primary example of an event that benefits from plyometrics is the long jump, which requires the athlete to use the speed from the run into the power to propel the body as far as possible vertically. This sport requires a great deal of technique as well as a high strength-to-weight ratio. Athletes who have a high percentage of fast-twitch muscle fibers, advantageous muscle insertions and can fire as many of their total muscle fibers simultaneously as possible are likely to do well in this event. The long jump consists of the approach run, the jump and the landing. (more…)

The voyage into dweebishness

Friday, July 29th, 2011

I’m typing this article on a Linux computer located near my exercise bike, using a word processor called ABIWord and surrounded by a half-dozen computer servers and a mishmash of routers and network hubs. The fact is, I use a lot of leading-edge technology. You could say I’m a bit of a geek, and I’m darned proud of it.
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