It’s Official: Run Harder = Live Longer

It’s Official: Run Harder = Live Longer

Newsfeed, Training & Outfitting
Your trainer had always told you to "try harder to get better" What she/he, probably, did not add is "...and to live longer" Now the good scientists of the Brigham Young University are filling that gap by formally declaring thus: "...you may be able to slow one type of aging -- the kind that happens inside your cells. As long as you're willing to sweat." The key findings of the study, lead by Exercise science professor Larry Tucker are as follow: - Adults with high physical activity levels have telomeres with a biological aging advantage of nine years over those who are sedentary, and a seven-year advantage compared to those who are moderately active. - To be considered highly active, women had to engage in at least 30 minutes of…
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Madshus Awaits Its Fate

Madshus Awaits Its Fate

Gear News, Money & Finance, Newsfeed, Training & Outfitting
The Madshus' fate is about to be decided. According to SGB Media, a social media marketing firm, Michael Polk, CEO of Newell Brands, said this week that "...Negotiations around the sale of the Winter Sports unit are in full flight and are expected to close in the second quarter..." You want to know the connection? Well, let's see. Back in 1988, a legacy Norwegian ski producer was bought by K2 Sports Inc. from Seattle, best known for its eponymous Alpine ski. Then, in 2007, K2 itself was bought by Jarden Corp.., owned and run by Martin Franklin, a British investor and triathlete. Finally, last year Jarden was swallowed whole by an even bigger corporate fish, Newell Brands Inc., whose boss, Mr. Polk, had immediately announced his intention to sell off…
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Meet Ludde, World’s Fastest Skier

Meet Ludde, World’s Fastest Skier

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..The world record had been beaten twice already, that evening in Hamar. First, the Under 23 world champion in sprint, Lucas Chanavat, a Frenchman, beat the record time in qualification (11:37) – only to be bettered in the semifinal heat by a Norwegian, Ludvig Søgnen Jensen, who set the new world record, clocking in at 11:29. What, you've never heard of the world records in cross country skiing? It's because you've never seen a new (and rapidly growing) competitive discipline – the super-sprint, with a distance of 100 meters over flat terrain. It might not be an official, FIS-recognized, competition distance yet, but the list of participants was nothing like a local get-together – more like a "who's-who" in both ski and rollerski sprint. ...In the finals, four of the…
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Secrets of Low Intensity Training

Secrets of Low Intensity Training

Newsfeed, Training & Outfitting
First things first: what sort of people are Training Tips aimed at? Certainly not at the elite racers or hardcore, dedicated amateurs, many of whom train over ten hours a week – and spend another ten reading specialized literature on endurance training. On the other hand, we don't really expect to catch the attention of people who are 100% recreational and wouldn't even consider training for any ski race, let alone marathons. That leaves us with those in the middle – those willing and able to put some effort into to improving their physical form and, eventually, getting rewarded for it. Let's (very loosely) define them as people who would consider training 5-6 hours a week without knowing how to start, or have already started and are feeling discouraged by…
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UpDated: “Exercise-in-a-pill” Is Here. What Would WADA Say?

UpDated: “Exercise-in-a-pill” Is Here. What Would WADA Say?

Newsfeed, Training & Outfitting, Trivia
This is what we published about a year ago: [caption id="attachment_3064" align="alignleft" width="300"] Source: Salk Institute[/caption] Good news or bad news for sport? A group of scientists, working at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have published a study purporting to show “ how to fully activate a gene pathway with a chemical compound, mimicking the beneficial effects of exercise, including increased fat burning and stamina.” Developing endurance “traditional way” i.e. through physical training, means being able to sustain an aerobic activity for longer periods of time. As people become more fit, their muscles shift from burning carbohydrates to burning fat.  “It’s well known that people can improve their aerobic endurance through training,” says senior author Ronald Evans, Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator and holder of Salk’s March of Dimes Chair…
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