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THE 9X O LY M P I C GOLD MEDAL WINNER SPEAKS ABOUT HIS S TAG E A S A COACH

INTERVIEW

CARL LEWIS

THE PERFECT METHOD

ASTROS HISTORIC TURNAROUND

SPORTS MEDICINE CLINICAL PEARLS


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Our mission: To encourage sports and an active lifestyle by giving readers of all ages information, tips and motivation to improve their health, physical condition, personal goals and inspire them through memorable stories.

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elcome to Sporting Houston. We are honored to announce that this is our first magazine in the United States. We have chosen Houston because, after extensive research, we found there are many competitive athletes in the area. We could not have thought of a better city in which to represent sports being taken to the next level of professionalism.

Sporting is focused on inspiring and motivating athletes to reach their full potential.

WELCOME

For those who are not athletes yet, we hope to awaken and encourage an interest in sports and a healthy lifestyle. To the athletes who dedicate their lives to the sports they love, we thank you for your continous dedication and for being the inspiration of bringing Sporting Houston to fruition. We would also like to thank the experts (doctors, nutritionists, coaches, etc.) and professional players who take the time to write the articles found in these pages. This magazine wouldn't be possible without your constant collaboration. We would like to thank our sponsors for believing in Sporting Houston and helping us make the magazine possible; we could not have done it without your support. To our readers, we hope to not only entertain you, but to have you on the look out for hot tips, exciting articles, and the best information to help each one of you become a champion in sports and in life.

Like Muhamad Ali said: "Champions aren't made in the gym. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision." Majo Otamendi

Sporting Magazine Houston Editor in Chief

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"When someone says you can't do something, prove them wrong"


Lineup COVER PHOTOGRAPH Mariano "Manny" Ranero

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Team Perfect Method: LeShon Collins • Sprints / Carl Lewis • Coach / Ricky Babineaux • 400M, 400MH / James Arnett • Assistant Coach / Yvonne Treviño Hayek • Long Jump / Michael Prejean • 400MH

EDITOR IN CHIEF Majo Otamendi SENIOR EDITOR Fátima Olvera Robert Macarthy

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CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Michael Anderson Jennifer Warner

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SALES MANAGER David Freed

THE RUNNER’S MANUAL

CREATIVE DIRECTOR Jerry Smith

Aspects that you should consider and other good recommendations —

MKT SPECIALIST Elizabeth Thorne PRODUCTION DIRECTOR Amber Dunn

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DESIGNERS Alanna Brielle Venturini John Toriz

The Woodlands

TOWNSHIP PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE MASTER PLAN —

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FUNDAMENTALS OF TRACK & FIELD —

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ASTROS

Historic Turnaround “Earn It” —

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SPORTS MEDICINE CLINICAL PEARLS

Innovative Sports Medicine located within The Athletic Performance Lab —

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CARL LEWIS THE PERFECT METHOD THE 9X OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL WINNER SPEAKS ABOUT HIS STAGE AS A COACH

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MIND, BODY & SOUL

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Five TIPS for developing

DISCIPLINE & CONSISTENCY —

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PHOTOGRAPHY Mariano "Manny" Ranero Sean Bedosky

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CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Drew Fucci Cesar Longoria

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The Runner,s Manual

THE RUNNER’S MANUAL Important things to remember, and some of the best tips

By Sporting Magazine

The basis of any sport is running. This manual is intended to give basic recommendations and tips that will help you in your daily exercise (running) routine. A good way to start running is to set a goal of doing a 5K, 10K, half marathon or whatever you want to set your goal for. That will motivate you to train often. It doesn’t matter if you want to train for a year to run a 5K race. As long as there is a “reward” of accomplishing a goal, your mind will always push your body to do what it takes to train for it.

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A 2016 study in the Journal of Adolescent Health proved that just 30 minutes of running during the week for three weeks boosted sleep quality, mood, and concentration during the day.


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THE SCIENCE BEHIND RUNNING-

Scientists have shown that running improves the quality of your emotional and mental life, and even helps you live longer. It goes beyond just the “runner’s high”—that rush of feel-good hormones known as endocannabinoids. Research-

ers have found that even a single bout of exercise—30 minutes of walking on a treadmill—could instantly lift the mood of someone suffering from a major depressive order.

No matter which one is your runner profile, embrace it or improve, if you feel like it’s needed. Be yourself, run with your heart and eyes open, challenge your mind and your body, and enjoy every step from the beginning to the finish line that you set as a goal, no matter what it is. Enjoy and make the best out of every mile you run.

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PURPOSE OF RUNNING-

Weather you run to improve your physical condition, to lose weight, as a part of your workout routine or you are training for a specific race, HAVE FUN! It’s all about getting out there and doing your best. Do not worry about your pace if you are just starting; it will improve, but like anything else in life, it all takes practice and training. The purpose is to enjoy a physical activity that will at the same time release stress, clear your mind and train your body.

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TYPES OF RUNNERS-

There are different types of runners. Some are harmless when it comes to the way you train or accomplish your goals, but some are a little bit nosey and can affect the way you feel about yourself while you training. Here are some of the runner profiles you can find out there, which one are you?

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TYPES OF RUNNERS RUNNER

THE GEAR JUNKIE

RUNNER

“THE COACH”

RUNNER

THE FAKE HUMBLE RUNNER

RUNNER

SILENT MEDITATIOR

RUNNER

THE NUMBER CRUNCHER

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DESCRIPTION- You have all the latest versions of all the devices on the market. The most expensive Bluetooth earbuds/headphones, the distance tracker, calorie counter apps, even a coach app. You have: iPod’s( with the best music to train of course), heart rate monitors, bracelet to count calories and track your sleep, you probably even have a watch that connects to your phone just in case one of the other devices goes down or runs out of battery. You have the latest drink for-

mula, compression sock color, or nutrition gel. You are a walking Yelp ad for all things running. You are totally equipped and prepared for any situation that you may encounter. You know exactly how your body is doing in every step you take, if you are improving or on your pace or if you need more training.

DESCRIPTION- You know it all when it comes to running; you have done it for several years. You have done marathons, maybe an IRONMAN or two, know the perfect running routine, what to eat, how to breathe properly, how much protein your body needs, and most likely every single thing related with training to accomplishing a marathon or any kind of race. You are great for tips and advice but make sure you do not frustrate anyone else or mislead them while they are training or just starting to run, give them advice only if they ask for it.

DESCRIPTION- You know humble runners and admire them; you want to be like that-a secret badass walking amongst normal people every day. But it kills you to know that not everyone knows how many marathons you have completed, how may miles a week you run, and just how hard you

DESCRIPTION-

Whether you run to get away from it all or to be a part of something bigger, if you are lost in a peaceful patch of thought while running, you may be the silent meditative type of runner. No need to bring the headphones when you have a deep inner-psyche to explore.

RUNNER

THE HUMBLE RUNNER DESCRIPTION-

You run because you love it, and absolutely no other reason. You don’t care if anyone else knows or cares how far you ran today, and don’t need anyone else to define you as a runner in order to feel like one. You are what many people aspires to be.

work, So, when running comes up in conversation, you passively mention all you have done, and then guffaw when the appropriate responses of congratulations and awe start rolling in so that it doesn’t seem like you are fishing. You are but that’s okay. Some people find motivation in verbal recognition-just own it!

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SPEED QUEEN/ KING

DESCRIPTION- Hello finish line. If you get off on being the first to cross it, with miles of people behind you and your legs screaming for mercy, you may be a speed Queen or King. With a steady desire and physical properties similar to an antelope, the only glimpse you want others to have of you is the back of your sneackers.

DESCRIPTION- You are the number nerd with an Excel sheet for everything: weekly mileage, average pace per run, average pace per mile, overall miles on each pair of shoes, number of port-o-potties per running route. You document in fine detail and are ready to spout results at any given time to anyone who even hints at wanting to know. Seeing the numbers change is your motivation.

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ETIQUETTE FOR RUNNERS

THE SOCIAL RUNNER

You don’t really care if you are running, sitting on the counck drinking beer, working on a community project, or attending a little league baseball game, so as long as there are nice, fun people around and you are making new friends. The running community is great because it brings such a broad spectrum of people together; it is every healthy way to meet people, both, similar and very different from yourself.

Whatever the pace, whatever the race, manners matter. It is important to know some basic “rules” and “musts” while you run. It is understandable that you want to beat everyone, but there is no need to be rude or play hard against others while you run. Here are some tips that will help you be the cool and “friendly” runner:

(RULES OF THE ROAD, TRAILS AND RACES)SCENARIO ON THE ROAD OR A TRAIL

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ETIQUETTE ON COURSE OF A RACE

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ETIQUETTE ON THE FINISH LINE

Alert pedestrians when you are passing them- don’t assume they are aware of their surroundings. A simple “on your left” will suffice. Be alert on bling curves Don’t relieve yourself in the neighbor’s bushes. Respect private property. Don’t litter. If there is no trashcan on the road, carry it home. Run against traffic (if running on the road) on the sidewalks, run on the right and pass on the left. Move to the side if someone behind you says “excuse me” or “on your left/right”. They are giving you a heads up of it and its proper etiquette to do not block their effort. If you need to tie your shoe, adjust something on you or blow your nose, move to the side of the road and step off the course. Thank volunteers for their help, they will feel awesome and encouraged to do it again. Run or walk no more than two abreast. Don’t drop clothes or bottles on the course, clothes go tied around your waist and bottles throw them the further away you can from the course (where volunteers can still see it).

If you used headphones throughout the race, it is time to take them off and be alert of the instructions from officials. Pay attention to your surroundings. If a family member or a friend is running with you the last stretch and they are not in the race, she/he should move out off the course before the chute starts.

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The Runner,s Manual

No matter your experience and level of running, having the proper attire is crucial for a great workout experience. Technical fabrics are the answer for your running apparel needs. Clothing made with this kind of fabric offers features and benefits. Technical fabric is lightweight, high performance fabric designed to move moisture away from the skin. This helps you control your body heat — even in cold temperatures.

COTTON

it’s definitely not an option as it will not help you regulate body temperature. Ditch your cotton t-shirt and pants, and don’t even think about wearing those cotton sweatshirts and sweatpants on a run. Cotton holds moisture, and doesn’t allow your body to properly regulate temperature. You’ll freeze in the winter and overheat in the summer.

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FASHION-

Whatever fits right for you it’s what you should wear. When you buy sports clothes, try to keep in mind your height, weight, body shape and so on. Remember not everything that fits others will fit you, not only talking about looking good, but feel-

ing good. When it comes down to comfort and performance, having the right clothes is just as having the right shoe, all together can make your running experience either awesome or awful.

Technical fabric typically uses synthetic materials such as nylon, polyester or Lycra. It is very important to also use technical fabric for socks; it will keep you away from blisters.

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WEATHER-

Once you are a regular runner, it is recommended that you do not run for more than four days on a row. You can do Active rest, which means a lower impact activity, such as swimming. Also keep in mind, running is not the only sport out there, it is always good to do combination of no impact, low impact and high impact exercises so your body stays healthy.

Use your common sense. Don’t run if there are extreme weather conditions, both, hot and cold temperatures can affect you the same way. Check the weather before you go on a run, it could be a sunny day and there is a storm coming. That also helps you decide what to wear and makes the run easier.

This information provided by Sporting Magazine is of a general nature and is furnished for educational/entertainment purposes only. No information is to be taken as medical or other health advice pertaining to any individual’s specific health or medical condition. Sporting Magazine makes no guarantee regarding the accuracy, timeliness or professional services. Consult your healthcare professional before participating in or acting on any recommendations found in Sporting Magazine. You agree that use of this information is at your own risk.

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DIAGRAM FLOW OF A COMPETITION

IS IT YOUR FIRST RACE? NOT SURE WHAT TO DO? Follow this to reach your fullest potential on the race, with no regrets. Wear the outfit you are planning on wearing on the race a couple of times before the big day, that way you make sure it all fits perfect. NEVER WEAR ANYTHING NEW ON RACE DAY (NOT EVEN EARBUDS) 2 hrs. before:

1 or 2hr. before:

1 hr. before:

1/2 hr. before:

LAST BUT NOT LEAST… YOU KNOW YOU ARE A RUNNER IF:

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separate your laundry into whites, dark and tech.

You see a sign on the highway telling you how many miles an exit is and you think- “I could run that!”

• 1 banana or granola bar, • 1 toast - orange juice • 3 Walnuts or cranberries.

(depending on your tolerance) hydrate before the race, 16 ounces of water or a sport drink.

You substitute GU when you run out of jelly for your PB&J sandwich.

get to the place of the race. It is better if you get dropped off so you don’t have to worry about parking. Take with you ONLY what you are using for the race (water, music, watch..) WARM UP - rotation of upper and lower joints stretches your muscles. Locate where the starting line is and be aware of the time.

You pay to run in a race located in a place where you can run for free any other day.

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You know how to pronounce the word quinoa and understand its protein ranking amongst all other grains. You swear this is your last race of a particular distance until you reach the finish line, where you proceed to sign up for another one at the postrace party. You know the exact mark of a mile in any direction from your front door.

WHILE RUNNING: for hydration take between 5 and 12 ounces of fluid every 15 to 20 minutes during the run. If you are running for less than an hour, you will be fine drinking just water. DO YOUR BEST AND ENJOY THE RACE.

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Township Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan

The Woodlands

TOWNSHIP PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE MASTER PLAN By Sporting Magazine

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The Woodlands Township Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan is a planning guide that will assist The Woodlands Township in achieving the vision of becoming a worldclass pedestrian and bicycle friendly community over the next few decades. This Plan was developed with involvement from the community, including a group of representatives from various Villages, Montgomery and Harris counties, and other local entities that made up a Steering Committee for this effort. At the very beginning of the planning process, the creation of a Vision Statement was determined to help guide the overall plan and process. The Vision Statement and supporting goals statements are below.

Vision Statement

The Woodlands Township is a premier community that encourages walking and bicycling for all ages for everyday commuting to workplaces and schools, and for errands, fitness, and recreation. The Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan builds upon the interconnected pathway system as a foundation to support additional connections including trails and on-road bicycle facilities. This Plan promotes a healthy and active community and provides safe and convenient options for getting around The Township for generations to come.

"THIS PLAN PROMOTES A HEALTHY AND ACTIVE COMMUNITY AND PROVIDES SAFE AND CONVENIENT OPTIONS FOR GETTING AROUND THE TOWNSHIP FOR GENERATIONS TO COME" Goals:

CONNECTIVITY, CONVENIENCE, AND MOBILITY SAFETY FUNDING COORDINATION DESIGN Who is this Plan for?

The Woodlands community is very active, whether walking, running, biking, swimming, rowing, playing sports, etc., and the desire to have a safe and comfortable place to be active is important. The existing pathways provide a reasonably comfortable and safe place for people to walk, ride their bikes, run, or walk their pets. However, when looking at the variety of pathway user types, it becomes apparent that planning for and providing other options for walking, running, and biking is necessary. In the online questionnaire developed during the planning process, there were a series of questions related to why people walk, run, or bike.

More information: www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/ped-bike-plan

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Township Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan Budget and Implementation of Short-Term Projects

The Woodlands Township Board of Directors approved the 2017 Budget in September 2016 and set aside $500,000 within the Transportation Fund to support implementation of the short-term (including fast-track) projects as well as wayfinding projects identified within this Plan. The amounts set aside will act as cash match for The Woodlands to go after grant funding to implement the short-term projects listed in this document. The same amount per budget year has been included in the “Five-Year Plan Assumptions” for the 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 budgets as well. The Woodlands Township decided the creation of a Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan would be the first

Long Term Recommendations

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TEXAS & HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS

LEGEND

This map is a guide to indentify corridors along which pedestrian and/ or bicycle facilities should be considered in te future. All facilities are subject to change.

step towards making the community a safer and more connected place to walk, run, and bike by comprehensively evaluating the entire community’s existing pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure and making recommendations for improvements.The Woodlands Township Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan is the first of its kind for The Woodlands and will assist The Township with planning for biking projects over time. This Plan was developed after a few

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plans and studies were performed for The Woodlands and after receiving feedback from The League of American Bicyclists with the national designation of a Bronze Level “Bicycle Friendly Community”. The following plans and studies were the precursors for this Plan.


Fundamentals of Track & Field

FUNDAMENTALS OF

TRACK & FIELD By Drew Fucci Track & Field Coach Rice University

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very four years we are reminded of track and field as the Olympic Games take center stage in most households around the world. Track and Field has been a part of my life since the age of 10 years old. As an athlete I have had both the honor and privilege to be coached by some of the best coaches in Track and Field. While training for the Decathlon (10 events) for over 10 years I gained a wealth of knowledge. Competing at the world class level in the Decathlon allowed me the opportunity to develop my physical, technical, and most importantly mental abilities as and athlete. I now have the opportunity to share that knowledge as a coach.

While coaching numerous events in track and field can be technically tedious, I have always tried to apply a simple acronym, ASA:

ASSESS

— Assess the athletes technique and needs.

SIMPLIFY

— Simplify the instruction of the technique to the athlete

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APPLY

— Apply the technique and reinforce with repetition to improve performance


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Regardless of your sport, age, and ability, if you can apply fundamentals to your athletes, you too will achieve your desired outcome In order for an athlete of any age to improve performance, in my opinion, there are 5 things the athlete must have: 1. Basic Running Mechanics 2. Confidence 3. Coachability 4. Patients 5. Trust In The System 1

Basic Running Mechanics is essential whether the athlete is a sprinter, jumper, hurdler, or distance athlete they must have proper running mechanics. 2

Confidence is one attribute that is vital to the success of the athlete. Having the mechanics without the confidence will make it difficult to become successful. 3

Coachability is another important quality needed for success. The ability to make changes in technique, both in practice and especially in competition is what I identify as coachability.

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Patience is one of the most difficult attributes for an athlete to have. This is where I feel most athletes have difficulty. The athlete may reach a certain level of success, and then want to change technique and even coaches if they feel they are not improving or fall short of their goals. 5

Trusting In The System is paramount to the athletes long term success. If an athlete puts their trust in your technical advice they must believe in it as much as you as a coach. When in a competition the athlete achieves a certain goal while trusting in the system you know they have passed one of the most difficult tasks and call on the memory of that performance for future competitions.

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In conclusion, the Fundamentals of Track & Field is just a guide to help you as an athlete, parent, or coach. We now have the ability to access and almost infinite amount of information through YouTube, blogs, training videos, etc. While there is some really good information available there is an equal amount of missinformation as well. Regardless of your sport, age, and ability, if you can apply fundamentals to your athletes, you too will achieve your desired outcome.

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COVER • Carl Lewis • Interview

INTERVIEW

CARL LEWIS By Fátima Olvera

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SH- When did you begin your coaching and what motivated you to do it? CL- There were multiple layers. I got involved in track and field when my mother and father started a track club. It was 1970 when I started. I grew up watching my parents coach and teach. I wanted to make sports better for people around me, including myself. I retired from sports, I actually left track and field. I started a foundation which would deliver physical education and wellness for kids through family involvement. I wasn't really a track coach but I was a mentor for anything related to physical education. I got

involved in the Best Buddies, which works with people with disabilities, and Special Olympics. I involved myself with the CL Stars. After going to the 2012 Olympic Games, I realized there was a huge need at a secondary level and a professional level to develop people because that was the reason we’re not having success. I moved back to Houston and I asked to volunteer here at the University of Houston, my alma mater. Becoming a coach. it's nothing I ever planned on. I prepared myself with the help of my coach, Tom Tellez. So, I prepared to be a coach but I never expected to be one. That said, I love what I’m doing now.

"WHEN I BECAME A TRACK ATHLETE I BECAME AN ACTIVIST IN OUR SPORT FOR CHANGE"

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COVER • Carl Lewis • Interview

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CL- My philosophy came from a combination of growing up with a focus on being the absolute best, setting my own goals, and then doing the work. It’s seeking perfection in yourself and reaching your personal potential. What I try to do with the young people that I train now is I try to make them the best that they can be. My coaching philosophy came from a combination of growing up with a focus on being the absolute best, setting my own goals, and then doing the work. That's what my parents motivated me to be and do. One of the things I'm the most proud of about my experience as a coach and in my recruiting is that if you want to come here I’ll figure out a way to make that happen. I'm really not interested in the prima donnas. I really don’t care how good the kids are because it doesn't matter. What matters is their motivation and their commitment. I have the freedom to be honest with the kids and help them get to their 99% by

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"I HAVE THE FREEDOM TO BE HONEST WITH THE KIDS AND HELP THEM GET TO THEIR 99% BY DEVELOPING THEIR CONSISTENCY". developing their consistency. I help them understand that it’s OK to seek perfection in this world, to be the best they can be, every day. That’s why I call my program The Perfect Method™. SH- A lot of people say the player is born or made. What do you think? CL- I really think everyone can be everything. They say it’s 95% mental, 5% physical. You have to have talent and technique. But they also say it takes 95% to be good, 99% to be excellent. So, therefore it can't just be the talent. It has to be both. If you take the physical talent, which has to be

there, then add the mental piece - the drive and motivation - then do the training and develop consistency in the technique, you get to 99%. That’s why I say it has to be OK to seek perfection. If you're starting at 98% of your best every single race, you are not competitive. Getting to 99% is about preventing mistakes. SH- What is the first thing you do when new athletes arrive? CL- First I sit down and I talk to each individual. The new athletes and the older ath-


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letes, but I start with the new ones, typically the freshmen. And I tell them basically two things: Number 1, we established from Day One, “Don't bring your past here. Your past is a part of what you're doing but it really has nothing to do with your future. I'm going to focus on one event for the season. I explain how difficult the challenge of the mechanical changes will be. I tell them if they’ll embrace it 100 percent, they’ll learn faster, succeed sooner. If they want to hold on their past and not embrace it immediately, they’ll succeed slower. Number two, we set a specific goal for that specific event. Number three, I put them with a partner. We start off our training in a slightly military fashion, where the whole group is punished at first, then your partner's punished and then you protest. Generally, I put an upperclassman with a freshman to motivate the freshman to step up his game, and the upper-classman to keep up and improve. SH- What characteristics do you like to see reflected in athletes you’ve trained?

SH- Please tell us about your new program, The Perfect Method.

CL- The thing I’d like to see is independence. It’s what’s hard to instill in an athlete, but not impossible. But the reason I went for four medals is because I dared to do it. Everyone told me “It can't be done”. “There’s no way anyone can do that. It’s too hard”. I just know that I wasn't afraid of not doing it. I was more afraid of looking back and not having accomplished it. I never wanted to be that “I wish I had xxx person”. I was more afraid of being that person than doing the work.

CL- The Perfect Method is about 3 things: 1) my background as a young man and as an athlete, with my coaching mentor and watching my parents change lives 2) coming here to the University of Houston and seeing the kids that are coming to school and, unfortunately, how ill-prepared they are. I’m not saying this as a criticism, but as a call to arms. When I grew up, physical education was in every school. It was automatic. And then, all of sudden, we couldn’t afford it. We couldn’t afford physical education anymore.

So, an unintended consequence is that we are not producing healthy young people. Everyone is blaming video games but the reality is that it's physical education. Kids are just not understanding what sports are, they’re not learning how to play at a young age anymore. So, they don't say “Hey, I want to do this too.” It's not what the kids are doing, it's what they're not doing. We're not teaching them that sports and activity is fun. So, they never learn that. They sit at home and that’s because there’s a lack of physical education. But then guess what, who are the coaches? They used to be the PE teachers who had

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COVER • Carl Lewis • Interview learned various systems, movement and some kinesiology. These are the basic fundamentals. These teachers understood and had an idea of workouts, conditioning and basic mechanics. Fast forward to today and we don't have them anymore. Today’s coaches are the math teachers, the history teachers, who are motivated to help the kids but they haven't a clue of how the body moves. So, they run to places to get information and we have a system of misinformation. And that’s the problem. It doesn’t seem to matter what’s correct. But it does to me, because now it’s showing in our results. When I saw that results of the United States performing so poorly at the Olympic level I realized that getting these kids coming in to college so ill-prepared has to change. We needed a system to make that possible, by using technology as a way to get the right information to them. So my 3rd reason for doing The Perfect Method is because our young people really need it. It’s not that they’re bad kids. They’re just learning the wrong things.

— THE 9X OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL WINNER speaks for Sporting Magazine Houston —

THE PERFECT METHOD IS CUSTOMIZING THE SYSTEM THAT THE GREATEST COACH OF THE 20TH CENTURY DEVELOPED Coach Tellez and I did some videos years ago about sprinting and a lot of people said “Oh, that was great!” I’d been asked to do that again and my reaction was, “That's so nineties to do a video and you look at it and hope you remember 10% of it.” Kids learn through technology these days. Let’s teach them in ways they want to learn. Again, it’s about getting the information to them. I also realize there’s a perfect way to run. To jump. To do it right. And, and there’s a proven process in how these skills should be developed. When I began coaching I saw coaches and thought “I wish they knew more… what Coach Tellez taught me”. So, The Perfect Method is customizing the system that the greatest coach of the 20th century developed. We’re putting this together with the wisdom I gained from my competitive experience, along with the conditioning, nutrition and how to mentally prepare for performance under pressure. It’s the whole thing, because it all matters.

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COVER • Carl Lewis • Interview

"WINNING GOLD MEDALS ALLOWED ME TO GET THE ATTENTION TO CHANGE THE SPORT". get the attention to change the sport and that’s everlasting. They also allowed me to have a voice in terms of fighting drug use, to help everyone run better, a voice to speak about issues that are important like gender equality in sports and inclusiveness. I want to be remembered by all the experience I took from that because of my success inside and outside of track. We’re taking that and putting it in the palm of your hand, on your tablet or your computer. Wherever you want to do it and in real time all the time. The best thing is that all this information, the correct information, is in a centralized place on our website or upcoming app so that athletes and coaches can get together and use it. At the end of the day, I feel like The Perfect Method allows anyone who wants my help to get it. I can be their head coach, anywhere in the world, on their schedule. And I think anyone can benefit because my objective isn't to just create Olympic champions. It's really to help everyone run better, across any sport that requires it. Use the tools if you just want your kid to go run a 5K and enjoy training for it. Or if you just want to say. “Let's go exercise together.” I just want to teach everyone to run better. That's it.

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SH- Last question here. How do you want to be remembered? CL- I’ll tell you something. The memory is about that person’s relevance. I ran track and field for 18 years at the professional level but if you really include it all, I started in 1970 and finished in 1997. So, for 28 years I was running track with an organized program. We own the medals and the experiences they provide, and we own what we do as a result. But the records are borrowed. They eventually go and that’s a good thing. How I want to be remembered is through my relevance outside of my sport. My sport gave me a forum and a mechanism to do some of the things I wanted to get done. Winning gold medals allowed me to

I would never have been a United Nations ambassador like I am if I didn't run fast. I wouldn’t be on the boards of Best Buddies or the Wendy Marx Foundation. I wouldn’t be there if I didn't have track and field. I think that everyone says they’ll use their athletic ability within the sport. Instead, I'm using it to do something outside of my sport. That's how I want to be remembered… by the way I exploited my athletic ability. SH- Is there something you’d like to say to finish? CL- Well, the biggest thing is that I want everyone to be excellent. That’s the reason why the website is called The Perfect Method™. It’s okay to strive to be perfect. And perfect doesn't mean I’m better than you. It just means that I'm better than the one in the mirror.


Astros Historic Turnaround

ASTROS HISTORIC TURNAROUND “Earn It” By Sporting Magazine

In 2015, the Houston Astros won 86 games and qualified for the postseason for the first time since 2005. Last year, instead of taking another step forward, the Astros won even fewer games and missed out on postseason play entirely. Which was a major letdown considering that the Astros ball club was a preseason favorite to make the World Series!

DID YOU KNOW? The Astros were established as the Houston Colt .45s and entered the National League in 1962 with the expansion New York Mets. • Their current name “Astros” was adopted in 1965 when they first moved into the Astrodome, the world’s first domed sports stadium. • Their current name “Astros” reflects Houston’s role as the control center of the U.S. Space Program. • Their overall record: 4,120-4,337 •

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This offseason, general manager Jeff Luhnow worked towards supplementing his young team with quality veterans. Luhnow wanted the best he could find and signed ex Astro, Carlos Beltran and veteran outfielder Josh Reddich as free agents. The Astros also acquired Brian McCann from the Yankees to help behind the plate. Luhnow is now credited for putting together the best team in baseball. With Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa, George Springer and Dallas Kuechel leading the majors in almost every statistical category, the Astros certainly appear to have a championship caliber team.


SPORTING MAGAZINE HOUSTON The 2017 Astros are now intimidating even the best teams in baseball. The Astros are leading the league in most statistical categories and most importantly have the best record in the Majors. Adding veteran strength to a young and talented team seems to be their recipe for success and has really helped players take their games to another level. The Astros have built their team with a combination of savvy trades, high draft picks and an eye for veterans that can help improve the team on and off the diamond. This is shaping up to be the season Jeff Luhnow envisioned from the moment he was hired six years ago.

"WITH JOSE ALTUVE, CARLOS CORREA, GEORGE SPRINGER AND DALLAS KUECHEL LEADING THE MAJORS IN ALMOST EVERY STATISTICAL CATEGORY, THE ASTROS CERTAINLY APPEAR TO HAVE A CHAMPIONSHIP

UNDER EXPECTATIONS: •

The Astros scored an average of 4.5 runs per game last year. The improved offense should raise that figure to about 4.8 runs per game which could result in about 5 more wins. • Baseball Prospectus pegs the Astros at 92 victories, most in the American League and seven more than any other AL West club. • If everything goes according to plan, the Astros could win their first World Series!

CALIBER TEAM"

WE B E LI EVE I N YO U ASTR O S!

ASTROS 2017 SLOGAN:

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Mind, Body and Soul

MIND, BODY & SOUL

MIND

“I’VE NEVER LOST A GAME I JUST RAN OUT OF TIME.”

Because an athlete is born when mind body and soul combine together in each training. MIND

“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal, nothing on earth can help the man.” - Thomas Jefferson

BODY

“The pain of discipline is far less than the pain of regret.” - Sarah Bombell, synchronized swimmer

“Hard training, easy combat; easy training, hard combat.”

- Marshal Suvorov, famous Russian General

“If you believe in yourself, have dedication and pride and never “It’s not whether you get quit, you’ll be a winner. The knocked down; it’s whether you price of victory is high, but so get up.” - Vince Lombardi are the rewards.” - Paul “Bear” Bryan

“We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat; they do not exist.” - A.J. Balfour

“Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” - Babe Ruth

“IF YOU HAVE EVERYTHING UNDER CONTROL, YOU ARE NOT MOVING FAST ENOUGH.” - Mario Andretti

- Michael Jordan

SOUL

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” - Jim Ryun

“It ain’t over ‘til it’s over.” - Yogi Berra

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel.” - Mark Twain

“Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.” - Arnold Palmer

“Its not about how you compare to others, it’s about how you compare to your Best Self.” - Nicole Duke

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Play

SPORTS READING THE SECRET RACE By Tyler Hamilton and Daniel Coyle

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS:

A Town, a Team, and a Dream By H.G. Bissinger

Return once again to the enduring account of life in the Mojo lane, to the Permian Panthers of Odessa -- the winningest high school football team in Texas history. Odessa is not known to be a town big on dreams, but the Panthers help keep the hopes and dreams of this small, dusty town going. Socially and racially divided, its fragile economy follows the treacherous boom-bust path of the oil business.In bad times, the unemployment rate barrels out of control; in good times, its murder rate skyrockets. But every Friday night from September to December, when the Permian High School Panthers play football, this West Texas town becomes a place where dreams can come true. With frankness and compassion, Bissinger chronicles one of the Panthers’ dramatic seasons and shows how single-minded devotion to the team shapes the community and inspires-and sometimes shatters-the teenagers who wear the Panthers’ uniforms. Includes Reader’s Group Guide inside.Now a major motion picture starring Billy Bob Thorton.

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This book was published just days before the USADA report confirmed the systemic doping of Lance Armstrong’s cycling team and, to this day, provides the most in-depth and gripping account of what actually happened. Unlike many of the subsequent admissions – including Armstrong’s – it provides proper detail. Names. Places. Doctors. Methods. We even learn the cyclists’ code-name for the blood doping product EPO: Edgar Allan Poe. More than that, it provides an insight into the sometimes ferocious personality of Armstrong. The anecdotes about the road rage incident involving a driver who dared abuse Armstrong while he was out training and then a chance meeting in a restaurant between Armstrong and Hamilton are extraordinary. It is also beautifully written by the author Daniel Coyle, who does full justice to Hamilton’s own story, the choices he made and how he was finally liberated by simply admitting the dark truths of cycling in an era when so much of the sport was utterly rotten and corrupted.

PLUS MOVIE

Race is based on the incredible true story of Jesse Owens, the legendary athletic superstar whose quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler's vision of Aryan supremacy. Race is an enthralling film about courage, determination, tolerance, and friendship, and an inspiring drama about one man's fight to become an Olympic legend.

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→ GPS watch for athletic multisport. → Battery life up to 16h (12h with wrist HR) in training mode. → Steel bezel, mineral crystal glass. → Outdoor-grade color touch screen. → Strong and sleek design, 100 m water resistance. → GPS/GLONASS route navigation with POIs and breadcrumb view. → Sport expertise and support for over 80 sports with racing and interval use. → Training insights and community powered progress tools in Suunto. Movescount


Sports Medicine Clinical Pearls PEARL #3

SOFT TISSUE THERAPY

SPORTS MEDICINE CLINICAL PEARLS INNOVATIVE SPORTS MEDICINE LOCATED WITHIN THE ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE LAB By Cesar Longoria

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linical pearls are defined as clinically relevant information based on experience and observation. Based on decades of providing sports medicine to athletes of all sports and at all levels are the following 7 clinical pearls.

PEARL #1

NUTRITION

— Eat foods that rot, just eat them before they rot. Eat fresh fruits, vegetables, fish, meat, nuts, etc. Packaged, processed and canned foods have lost valuable enzymes and phytonutrients during processing which athletes need for the constant tissue healing and rebuilding that occurs with all athletic endeavors. Often times, nagging, chronic pain such as tendonitis and inflammation are simply due to or compounded by poor nutrient intake. Avoid refined sugar, it is in everything. Sports drinks are sugar. Make your own. Mix a teaspoon of sea salt (Sea salt contains a wide range of minerals) with about 30 oz of water with the juice from a lemon or lime and sweeten with honey or maple syrup or molasses to taste.

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PEARL #2

FLEXIBILITY

— The more flexible a muscle is the more forcefully it can contract and the risk of injury decreases, so stretch, and stretch properly. All muscle groups should be tested for flexibility, regardless of the sport, to guide where increased flexibility should be addressed. Flexibility testing is especially important in revealing imbalances between muscle groups of the right and left sides. Contracted tissues impair proper biomechanics, but unilateral contracted tissues (One side tighter than the other side) impair even more dramatically.

— Soft tissue therapy is an invaluable tool in sports medicine. Soft tissue therapy is done with the hands or with instruments used with the hands. Soft tissue therapy can include, for, certain circumstances, electrical stimulation, ultrasound, etc., but they are not a substitute for the benefits gleamed from a well trained and experienced, hands on approach. Soft tissue therapy addresses symptomatic areas of the body, but if your sports medicine doctor is not examining and treating above, below and to the sides of the symptomatic area, the kinetic chain is not being properly addressed and results will be limited.

PEARL #4

KINESIO TAPING

— Kinesio taping is not a panacea but a very effective and useful adjunct in sports medicine.


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PEARL #5

PEARL #6

POSTURE

ORTHOTICS

— Sit straight, don’t sit slumped! Sitting slumped abnormally stresses the neck and low back discs for long, sustained periods of time. I see professional athletes frequently with spine disorders because of poor posture. Tremendous muscle strength and endurance do not protect the spine from the abnormal spinal biomechanics of sitting slumped. This is especially important when sitting and training such as seated rows, lat pull downs, seated bench, etc. If the spinal segments are stressed abnormally, then the CORE suffers.

— The use of custom made orthotics (Insoles for your athletic shoes made from a laser analysis of both feet) can improve performance and be dramatic in correcting chronic issues that do not resolve timely.

PEARL #7

SPORTS MEDICINE FACILITY

— Use a sports medicine facility (And there are many) that has experience in incorporating all the previous 6 pearls listed, and more. A sports medicine facility should address your nutritional needs combined with your biomechanical needs combined with your training needs combined with your goals combined with all that you are and all that you want to be.

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Mind, Body and Soul

FIVE TIPS FOR DEVELOPING DISCIPLINE & CONSISTENCY

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By Sporting Magazine

Discipline and consistency are the two keys to health and fitness. You may achieve some goals without them, but when you’re chasing lofty goals or making big changes for a healthy or better lifestyle, you cannot get far without discipline and consistency. Discipline and consistency go together; it is hard to be consistent without discipline, and in order to be a disciplined person you need to be consistent. A disciplined person chooses to do what they should do rather than what they want to do. A consistent person is the one who follows the same pattern when it comes to certain things or a specific one. Both traits can be cultivated, but it takes time, work, and a lot of patience to acquire them. Once you become consistent and disciplined, it will come naturally to you. So don’t panic, even if you are the most inconsistent or undisciplined person, you can change that. It only takes making a decision and a commitment with yourself, to be the person you want to be.

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#2

FOCUS

— Review your goals each morning before you start your day, it will help you stay focused. Like Steven Covey said “Don’t prioritize your schedule, schedule your priorities.”

Here are 5 Tips to acquire consistency and self-discipline:

#1

KEEP YOUR EYE ON YOUR WHY

— Have a clear, compelling vision for what you are trying to achieve and know why you want to do it.

#3

ONE STEP AT A TIME

— Think about what specific areas in your life require more consistency and discipline and start working on those. Remember, "Rome wasn’t built in a day".


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REWARD YOURSELF

— When you accomplish the things which require your discipline and consistency, your success will be what rewards your effort. Be proud of yourself and share with your loved ones what you have achieved.

#4

DON’T PROCRASTINATE AND FOLLOW THROUGH

Don’t have an all or nothing mindset; don’t think if you miss one workout you are a total failure. You are not going to be consistent 100% of the time, you need to be okay with making mistakes and occasionally getting lax about your consistent and discipline habits. Don’t spend time beating up on yourself that you fell off the wagon, catch the wagon; it is never too late to start.

— Procrastinating is the enemy of achieving goals. Make decisions ahead of time. If you decide to exercise every morning before work, then do not allow yourself to talk yourself out of it.

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• October 20-21-22, Austin, TX

PRICE: GENERAL ADMISSION • $189

MLB PRICE: $2,499 • Stainless-Steel, 769 square inch. 60,800-BTU liquid Propane gas grill. Perfect for summer days with family and friends.

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More Than A Number

DEREK JETER... MORE THAN A NUMBER

Derek Jeter’s No. 2 jersey is finally retired but that isn’t the only important from Jeter’s legendary career. He had the sixth-most hits in MLB history, more than any other shortstop and seemingly always hit for a high average. Of course, the number Yankees fans will always remember the most is the number of World Series rings Jeter won. How well do you remember the most important numbers in Jeter’s career?

By Sporting Magazine

5 WORLD SERIES RINGS 265 MILLIONS EARNED IN HIS CAREER 14 ALL STAR GAMES SELECTION 12 SEASON WITH A BATTING AVERAGE OVER .300 158 CAREER PLAYOFFS GAMES 260 CAREER HOME RUNS 1 WORLD SERIES MVP AWARD 2 TIMES LEADING THE AL IN HITS HERE ARE THE DOLLARS OF JETER’S 20-YEAR CAREER: 0: How many times the always image conscious Jeter has been thrown out of a game. 1 Full-time, active MLB players to host Saturday Night Live, which Jeter did in 2001 (NFL star and part-time MLBer Deion Sanders also hosted SNL in 1995).

Jeter’s rank among active athletes for his Q score, which gauges favorability. Only Peyton Manning rates higher and no other MLB player cracks the top 15. 2

3 24 Hour Fitness launched 3 Jeter branded sports clubs in New York in 2008 in a royalty-based deal that expired during the past year.

1,000%: Increase in sales this year of Jeter merchandise on sports retailer Fanatics.

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com, which lists 296 Jeter products. Some retailers estimate that Jeter is responsible for 20% of total MLB merchandise sold this summer. $160 million: Retail sales of Jeter’s Driven line of colognes with Avon Products AVP -0.14% between 2006 and 2012, according to Euromonitor International. $269 million: Total salary earned with the Yankees, second highest all-time behind Alex Rodriguez. $3.9 billion: Value of the YES Network when a majority stake was sold by Yankees Global Enterprises to Fox in late 2012. The network launched in 2002 after five Yankees World Series appearances in six years.

YOUR IMAGE ISN’T YOUR CHARACTER, YOUR CHARACTER IS WHAT YOU ARE AS A PERSON


Do Runners Need Extra Protein

"EXTRA PROTEIN

DO RUNNERS NEED EXTRA PROTEIN? By Sporting Magazine

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Several studies involving both, strength and endurance exercise have shown that the DRI (Dietary Reference Intake) of 0.36 grams of protein per pound (0.8 grams per kilogram) is not adequate for those who exercise frequently. Extra protein is needed to compensate for protein breakdown during, and immediately after a workout. Exercise promotes the activation of an enzyme that oxidizes specific amino acids (units that form proteins) in muscles to be used as an energy source. The higher intensity or longer duration of exercise, the greater breakdown and use of protein as fuel the body uses.

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IS NEEDED TO COMPENSATE FOR PROTEIN BREAKDOWN DURING, AND IMMEDIATELY AFTER A WORKOUT"


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The amount of protein needed depends on the intensity, duration and kind of training. Prolonged and intense long-term training increases protein needs for two reasons: 1) More protein is required to compensate for protein loss during training. When muscle glycogen stores are low - occurring after 60 to 90 minutes of resistance exercise - some amino acids, such as glutamic acid and branched-chain amino acids known as(BCAAs) are used as an energy source. One of these amino acids, leucine, is converted

into another amino acid, alanine, which is transformed in the liver into glucose. This glucose is released into the bloodstream to be transported to exercise muscles where it is used as fuel. Protein can contribute up to 15% of energy production when glycogen stores are low, while when stocks are high it only contributes up to 5%. 2) Additional protein is required to repair and recover muscle tissue after intense long-term exercise. Protein breakdown increases as glycogen stores decline. By exercising intensely for more than an hour, proteins can contribute up to 15% of the energy used. That’s why it’s important to start training with high glycogen stored. This will reduce the contribution of protein to energy needs.

DID YOU KNOW? If you are trying to lose weight, you should make sure you do not dramatically reduce carbohydrates consumption ,since your body will eat up the protein that was consumed on that day as a source of energy, and your muscles will slowly shrink.

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Do Runners Need Extra Protein Which would be the recommended protein consumption for athletes performing intense long-term exercise? It will depend on the intensity of the exercise, the lenght of the workouts, and the frequency of these. Several international organizations, including the International Olympic Committee and the Association of Athletic Federations, have recommended athletes to consume between.

1.2 and 1.7 g of protein per kilogram of body weight. Specifically for endurance athletes, several studies agree that between 1.2 and 1.4 g of protein per kilogram of body weight should be consumed. For power runners (sprinters) the recommended intake is between 1.4 and 1.7 g per kg body weight because they must maintain greater muscle mass. (1 kilogram = 2.2 pounds).

Incorporating or adding protein to a daily diet is not as hard as it may seem like. Here are some tips to make easy and smooth changes on a daily basis for an extra intake of protein:

• Eat your protein first • Snack on cheese instead of chips • Top your food with chopped almonds • Choose Greek yougurt • Pair peanut butter with fruit • Replace cereal with eggs • Choose leaner meat

"BY EXERCISING INTENSELY FOR MORE THAN AN HOUR, PROTEINS CAN CONTRIBUTE UP TO 15% OF THE ENERGY USED"

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Tech & Gear

Sport TECH GOLDEN 1 CENTER Highest-tech Stadium in Sports

The project encompasses four city blocks in the heart of downtown Sacramento that will be a major catalyst for development in the surrounding area. The arena is an indoor multi-use facility that accommodates sporting and top entertainment events, such as professional and collegiate sports, concerts, ice shows, indoor rodeo, trade shows, large graduations, family shows, and other indoor entertainment. It also contains a state of the art practice facility with administrative offices.

Information: www.golden1center.com

AECOM, who is renowned for designing some of the most state-of-the-art sports and entertainment venues in the world, served as lead architect. All architectural design work occurred in Sacramento to ensure ongoing local input in the design process.

APP

FIND A PLAYER Find a Player is a multi platform app designed to take the pain out of organising and finding players for sports, games & events.

For the moment is only available in the UK, but Find a Player therefore has the potential for rapid growth, and international expansion is already on the development team’s radar.

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ICON Venue Group served as the project manager and Turner Construction as the lead builder. ICON is a top global project management firm that has overseen the construction of recent arenas including BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, TX and the Pepsi Center in Denver, CO.

“During development, we found the main reasons games stop happening is the constant problem finding enough players and the stress of organising,” says Find a Player founder Jim Law. “Find a Player addresses these problems — the app totally automates the organisation process and makes it incredibly simple to find available players and games in your area - it could revolutionise how people organise sports games.”


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Events Sat, June 17, 2017 - Houston, TX

TIMED 5K, 3K FAMILY RUN/WALK, 1K KIDS’ RUN/WALK.

Participation by teams either walking 3K or running 5K is encouraged. For more information: www.dadsday5k.org Sat, June 24th, 2017 - Houston, TX

THE PRIDE RUN

UPCOMING EVENTS

It is Houston’s first intentionally LGBTIA inclusive 5k walk and run, dedicated to bringing Houston together to have fun, be active and celebrate and support our diverse community. This event is for everyone, people from all ages who want to walk or run. For more info visit: www.thepriderun.org

Sun, June 25, 2017 - Katy, TX

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A sprint triathlon which starts at the Jo Peckham Pool with a 300 meter pool swim followed by a 10 mile bike ride and a 3 mile run on park trials. Enjoy a great post race party and much more. This is an excellent beginner course, but fun for the seasoned triathlete as well. This event is hosted by Houston Racing Triathlon Club.

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Will kick off The Memorial Villages Independence Parade. Start line is at Gaylord and ends at the festival grounds, 325 PineyPoint, Ecclesia-West Side. For more information: 281-740-4550

Hundreds of children will experience the challenge and fun of friendly athletic competition as they run, swim and bike to the finish line of the kids Triathlon at the The Woodlands Family YMCA at Branch Crossing. The race begins at 7:30 am and is open to children ages 6-12 of all skill levels. Sun, July 23, 2017- Cypress, TX

CYPRESS TRIATHLON

8th anniversary Cypress Triathlon Festival!

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