Ryan Straka

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When It Comes to Fitness, Women Have One Pretty Surprising Advantage

Biologically speaking, women may never be able to run as fast or lift as much as men, but a recent study points out that we do have at least one …

Why We Should Rotate Our Bodies In Freestyle

All of the elite swimmers of the world rotate their bodies along the long axis, the axis that their body is moving down the pool, while swimming …

Race Video: Watch Caeleb Dressel Swim 18.23 in 50 Yard Freestyle

He now has the two fastest 50 yard freestyles in the history of the sport. The records he broke in prelims:<p>SEC Championship Record, Matt Targett, …

Swimming

At least the Brazuca soccer ball is ready for the 2014 FIFA World Cup

Three of the 12 soccer stadiums where Brazil will host the<p>FIFA World Cupare still under construction. Only 1 in 3 Brazilians thinks the monthlong tournament will be good for their country’s economy. But with the kickoff only days away, at least one crucial element appears to be in good shape: the …

Psychology

Protein quinoa pancakes

We all know how sinfully delicious pancakes can be. They're fluffy and sweet but at nearly 800 calories for three flapjacks, butter, and syrup, a …

The 'Personalized' Paleo Diet: The Pearls of Ancestral Eating Integrated With the Future Findings of Nutrition

I teach a university course called "Redefining Nutrition," which allows students to explore their personal dietary biases before becoming fully-fledged nutritionists. In the first part of the class, I ask the students to introduce and identify themselves as an "eating type," after which they are …

Nutrition

Zombies in Real Life: A Man’s Horrific Experience

In 1980, Clairvius Narcisse checked himself into a hospital in Deschapelle, Haiti, almost 20 years after his family had buried him in their village’s …