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69 - Ms. Adaora Elonu - Academics, Basketball, and Competition

69 - Ms. Adaora Elonu - Academics, Basketball, and Competition

We are pleased today to have the third in a series of interviews with student-athletes today.  We are pleased to have Ms. Adaora Elonu, MVP of the Texas A&M 2012 Women's Basketball Team join us to talk about academics, basketball, being a student-athlete, and competition.  Ms. Elonu, having graduated in three years, currently finishing her Masters degree, and having competed at the highest levels in basketball has a great perspective on the joys and difficulties of being a student-athlete at...
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47 - Dr. John Buchanan - Motor Control, swaying, and training

47 - Dr. John Buchanan - Motor Control, swaying, and training

Dr. John Buchanan joins us in the studio today and chats about his work with basic perceptual processes.  Dr. Buchanan works to understand how we balance and move through space and how our brains perceive and track that movement.  This is a great talk on an emerging area of research that may have significant impact for many patient populations.
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42 - Dr. Lee Brown - Strength training with isokinetics and vibration!

42 - Dr. Lee Brown - Strength training with isokinetics and vibration!

 In today's podcast, we talk to Dr. Lee Brown from the Univ. of California Fullerton about isokinetic resistance training.  We also cover whole body vibration and the role the National Strength and Conditioning Association plays in guaranteeing that your personal trainer knows what they are doing. 
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39 - Mythbusting: Exercise-style!

39 - Mythbusting: Exercise-style!

Recently CNN.com published a list of the top ten exercise myths.  But are those myths really myths?  We asked four bright, rising stars in Exercise Science - Brad Lambert, Emily Schmitt, David Ferguson, and Justin Dobson - for their take on the 'myths'.  It's a fun group, a fun conversation, and the first time we've had four guests on the podcast at the same time!
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38 - Dr. Steve Roth - Can you use genetics to select for Sport?

38 - Dr. Steve Roth - Can you use genetics to select for Sport?

If you knew exactly what sport you were best suited for, would you be interested.  Several companies claim that they can tell you what sport you would be best at.  Join us today as we talk to Dr. Steve Roth from the University of Maryland who is an expert on using genetics to select for sport.   We have a great conversation that is extremely relevant to sports science and if you are a parent with a child interested in sport, you'll want to hear this podcast.
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32 - Brig. General Joe Ramirez - Sports Medicine and the Military

32 - Brig. General Joe Ramirez - Sports Medicine and the Military

In honor of Memorial Day weekend, we are privileged to chat with Brigidier General Joe Ramirez, highly decorated soldier and the Commandant of the Corp of Cadets here at Texas A&M.  General Ramirez is not only a highly decorated soldier, but has a degree in Physical Education and understands on many levels the importance of physical fitness not only in the military, but also in society.  Join us for a great conversation about the role and importance of fitness and human performance in the milita...
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22 - Allen Kinley - Olympic Lifting in your workout!

22 - Allen Kinley - Olympic Lifting in your workout!

It's Spring Break and we talk to the Director of A&M Strength and Conditioning for Olympic and Team sports Allen Kinley about resistance training. We chat about what makes an “Olympic lift” versus other resistance training programs and how olympic lifting can have benefits. We also talk about how resistance training can improve athletes in many sports - from equestrian to golf.  So, if you're on Spring Break and tired of having sand kicked in your face at the beach or getting bullied a...
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17 - Lance Munksgard, Red Bull NASCAR Racing - Motorsports Athletes

17 - Lance Munksgard, Red Bull NASCAR Racing - Motorsports Athletes

Stock car racing season is almost upon us and the athletes that drive and pit the cars are in their final preparations before the season starts. Join us as we talk to a veteran pit crew coach who has been at the elite level of NASCAR for many years talk about the training that  takes place and the athleticism needed to change four tires, put in 11 gallons of gas, and make suspension adjustments in just 12  seconds.
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18 - Mike Fisher - NASCAR R&D Center - Motorsports Safety

18 - Mike Fisher - NASCAR R&D Center - Motorsports Safety

Today, we talk to Mike Fisher, Managing Director, NASCAR Research and Development Center who is tasked with helping to make the sport safer for the drivers, crews, and spectators. With the thrill of stock car racing comes the danger inherent in driving in a tight pack at 180 mph. We'll talk about the tremendous strides made in racing safety over the last 10 years and the future safety issues in NASCAR. 
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