Man & Machine: Motocross Rider Mike Hibner

“You’re waiting for your race to start, you’re sitting at the gate, your heart rate’s 100 to 105, maybe 110,” says motocross veteran Mike Hibner, describing the intense cardiac demands of an outdoor motorcycle race. “As soon as you hear start your engines, your anticipatory heart rate is anywhere from 120 to 140, before the … Read moreMan & Machine: Motocross Rider Mike Hibner

Metabolic Systems: Understanding the Essentials

Metabolic systems are necessary for the supply of energy to all organs. In sport and exercise, we are mainly interested in the metabolic systems of the skeletal muscle. There are two important systems: aerobic and anaerobic. If there is a continuous and sufficient supply of oxygen, the aerobic is our main energy provider. This is the system … Read moreMetabolic Systems: Understanding the Essentials

Back In The Water, by Ashley Twichell

Planning for, undergoing, and recovering from surgery was not how I envisioned spending this past summer. Rather, I’d hoped to be representing the United States in Australia at the Pan-American Games and swimming the 10K open water event. Unfortunately, a chronic shoulder injury had become unbearable (not only to train with, but also to live … Read moreBack In The Water, by Ashley Twichell

A Healthy Balance: Family, Sport, & Life with John Newman

“I look at endurance sports in general, and especially triathlon, as one big math equation,” says John Newman, a cyclist, runner, and triathlete who launched the Family Sport Life blog in conjunction with his wife, Tara Newman. “You just have to figure it out, and that’s what I’m doing, slowly but surely.” An engineer by profession, John … Read moreA Healthy Balance: Family, Sport, & Life with John Newman

Omegawave Wins First Prize At The Under Armour Future Show

Omegawave has spent years helping elite athletes prepare to be Ready when it counts, and at Under Armour’s Future Show in Baltimore we had our own opportunity to rise to the occasion, earning the contest’s top prize. Covering the intense, real-time competition, The Baltimore Sun described the event as Under Armour’s “annual best ideas contest … Read moreOmegawave Wins First Prize At The Under Armour Future Show

Fighting Shape: A View From Inside Camp

On May 30th in Moscow, Alexander Povetkin (27-1, 19 KO’s) knocked out Manuel Charr (26-2, 15 KO’s) to earn the WBC International Heavyweight title. The 34-year-old Povetkin dominated the fight, with his 29-year-old opponent clinching frequently and showing visible signs of fatigue by the sixth round. While Charr tired, Povetkin continued to snap off crisp uppercuts … Read moreFighting Shape: A View From Inside Camp