Making an (Almost) Champion

Making an (Almost) Champion

Children are often asked what they want to be when they grow up. Similarly, they are told with emphatic confidence that they can be anything they imagine, and they can be the best. While it is important to encourage every youngster to dream and pursue goals, it is...
Too Much of a Good Thing

Too Much of a Good Thing

Exercise is good for you, but there can be severe consequences in demanding too much from a body designed for moderation. As more insight and research is conducted in the field of exercise physiology, old ideas are discarded and the public gets to feast over new...
The Importance of Sleep

The Importance of Sleep

The internet is bustling with articles and news flashes about the grand importance of sleep, and how without it we experience shrinking hippocampi (which leads to impaired memory), weakened immune system, depression, irritability, digestive issues, along with other...
Bishop High Sierra 100K Race Report

Bishop High Sierra 100K Race Report

Bishop High Sierra 100k Race Report By Luke Garten The Bishop High Sierra race was very close to being a race of the past. The original race director was retiring from taking the heavy work load so the race was open for someone new to take on the responsibilities. I...
Gear Review – La Sportiva Helios

Gear Review – La Sportiva Helios

La Sportiva Helios by Luke Garten To start this review I would just like to say that I was not given these shoes in order to write a positive shoe review. This is my honest opinion of this shoe.  I have been wanting to write this review since September 2013 after my...
The Digestion Dilemma

The Digestion Dilemma

When nailing down nutrition and balancing athletic training programs, it is best to view our bodies in the most basic physical form: a colossal colony of cells, genes, and foreign strands of DNA. Genetic activity — turning genes on and off; locking them in with...
All Calories Are Not Created Equal

All Calories Are Not Created Equal

Part I “You are what you eat”: a familiar maxim that has been frequently broadcast in popular health publications. The truth to this declaration is that our cells are directly affected by the quality of the foods we consume. A doughnut laden with Trans...

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