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I can’t breathe and you want me to run?!?!?! Understanding Exercise-Induced Asthma

I can’t breathe and you want me to run?!?!?! Understanding Exercise-Induced Asthma

  • 10/17/2011 4:43:00 PM
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David Ferguson, Ph.D, RCEP   One of the best parts of my job is that every day is different. I recall one day in particular when I received a phone call from a woman interested in coming into the lab to have a fitness assessment done.   The interesting part was that she said she did not want to do a VO2­ max test (treadmill test to measure aerobic fitness). I found this very odd because the majority of the population does not know what a VO2max test is, let...
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Like a Fine Wine: Do athletes get better with age?

Like a Fine Wine: Do athletes get better with age?

  • 10/17/2011 4:04:00 PM
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David Ferguson, Ph.D, RCEP   We have all heard the late night talk show hosts joke about an athlete’s inability to retire. In fact, there seems to be a consensus that once an athlete reaches a certain age, he should retire from the sport. One such example comes to mind; when I was sitting in an airport restaurant which had a football game on the television, the gentleman sitting next to me made the comment, “Brett Favre has been playing as long as I have been alive, he shou...
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Please Spit in this Tube and I Will Tell you How Stressed Out You Are.

Please Spit in this Tube and I Will Tell you How Stressed Out You Are.

  • 1/17/2011 2:14:00 AM
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David Ferguson, Ph.D, RCEPIn the competitive sport world, athletes are required to train year-round in order to maintain a state of physical conditioning that will optimize performance during game day. With certain sports having longer seasons than others, this idea of year-round training can lead to the athlete becoming “overtrained”. Overtraining is described as a decrease in lean muscle mass, an increase in body fat, an increased state of fatigue, a decreased performance capa...
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