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Release the Beast: Training for Nationals

USA Championships are two weeks away and Brooks Beasts head coach Danny Mackey is pushing his athletes to their limits in regular workouts, to help them to reach their full potential at the national championship meet.

Training & Recovery: Race To Recovery: Preventing Concussions

This week, we head back to D.I.S.C. to speak with Neurological Spine Surgeon, Dr. Robert S. Bray, Jr., about the importance of head injury prevention. Many athletes don’t realize that cumulative minor head injuries have a long-lasting effect.

What Not to Eat When You’re Training

 Pasta is a good high GI option, but don’t overdo it (Courtesy of Bike Radar) Many cyclists don’t realize what a huge part their diets play in their training and racing. It’s a cliché, but when it comes to sports you are what you eat. And if you’re out there cycling every day, you really can’t afford to get […]

2014 FIS Alpine Ski World Cup: Kvitfjell, Norway: Men’s Downhill Training

Kvitfjell is a regular stop on the World Cup circuit, hosting men’s speed events in early March. The downhill course begins just below the summit and is slightly over 3 km (1.9 mi) in length.

2014 FIS Alpine World Cup: Allenmark/Zauchensee, Austria: Women’s Downhill Training Run

The „Kälberloch“ World Cup track starts very steeply with a 150 m of 72 % gradient flowing into its snow-sure, challenging stretches which are ideal for alpine competitions.

2013 Alpine Skiing World Cup: Val d’Isere, France: Women’s Downhill Training Run

Val d’Isère starts the season off in style with these spectacular world cup ski races offering free entry to all the races and events. The men competed first on December 14th & 15th speeding down the legendary Bellevarde “Face”.

2013 Alpine Skiing World Cup: Val d’Isere, France: Women’s Downhill Training Run (mobile)

Val d’Isère starts the season off in style with these spectacular world cup ski races offering free entry to all the races and events. The men competed first on December 14th & 15th speeding down the legendary Bellevarde “Face”.

2013 FIS Alpine World Cup: Val Gardena, Italy: Men’s Downhill Training Run (mobile)

This is one of the longest racing courses in the world, considered a spectator magnet for international ski fans and a thought leader in the area of safety on the course. The Saslong is valued as one of the Ski World Cup’s most modern slopes.

2013 FIS Alpine World Cup: Val Gardena, Italy: Men’s Downhill Training Run

This is one of the longest racing courses in the world, considered a spectator magnet for international ski fans and a thought leader in the area of safety on the course. The Saslong is valued as one of the Ski World Cup’s most modern slopes.

2013 FIS Alpine World Cup: Beaver Creek, Colorado: Men’s Downhill Training Run

As the only men’s World Cup stop in the United States, the Birds of Prey has evolved into one of the world’s premier ski events. Beaver Creek Mountain is home to the formidable Birds of Prey racecourse, challenging an international roster of top athletes for two weeks of racing featuring Women’s & Men’s Downhill Races.

The Race Room: Ted Ligety training

Doug Lewis breaks down Ted Ligety on a training run in slalom.

The Last 26: Episode 15: Training With Kaitlin Nielsen

Kinga continues her training with Asics athlete Kaitlin Nielsen, applying her balance warm ups to the quick feet routine that has been challenging her.

Equinox Tips: Marathon Strength Training: Week 10

The buzz word for this week: Pairings. In a meta sense, to run well and run healthy, you must complement your mileage with strength-training. “If you haven’t picked up on it yet, running really does need to be paired with lifting,” says Tier 4 coach Jason Skinner. “Structure, balance and movement tend to fall apart […]

Equinox Tips: Marathon Strength Training: Week 9

Just as there are superfoods, there are supermoves, exercises so dynamic and effective that they confer a particularly significant benefit and thus deserve a permanent place in your repertoire. One such move is the focal point of this week’s series, and it’s got Tier 4 coach Jason Skinner using superlatives. “Week 9 holds a special place […]

USA Rugby Rising: Men’s Sevens Weight Training Game Simulation

Trainer Matt Stahlberg from Serevi Performance puts the USA Men’s Sevens team through a vigorous competition based workout that simulates a Rugby Sevens match.

Boston Marathon Training Tips and Insights

Training for the Boston Marathon? Get ready for the race with insights and course tips from runners and key Boston Marathon personnel.

Tipping Points: Marathon Edition: Episode 1: Marathon Cross Training

For many runners, a common misconception is, “I run a lot so I don’t need to work my legs.” On the contrary, when asking your legs to endure long amounts of peak performance, one must condition them with exercises such as squats, deadlifts, lunges.

Third Wengen training cancelled due to overnight snowfall

Members of the Swiss Army work inside the start house at the start of the traditional Lauberhorn men’s alpine skiing World Cup downhill race in the Swiss Alps in Wengen, January 17, 2013. The third practice was cancelled due to much fresh snow on the slope. REUTERS/Pascal Lauener (SWITZERLAND – Tags: SPORT SKIING) Courtesy of […]

France fastest in second Wengen training

Courtesy of fisalpine.com WENGEN, Switzerland – The second day of Downhill training on the Lauberhorn couldn’t have been a smoother one. After a scare about a possible bad weather forecast, Johan Clarey paced Wednesday’s training, which was held on the complete course. The French skier crossed the finish line in 2 minutes, 34.62 seconds, leaving […]

Downhill second training in St. Anton cancelled

A view of the ski course’s finish area, where a training session for an alpine ski, women’s World Cup downhill race was canceled due to a snowfall in St. Anton, Austria, Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta) Courtesy of fisalpine.com St. Anton, Austria – Above is what the downhill course looked like this morning! […]

France and Italy fastest in first Bormio training

Courtesy of http://www.fisalpine.com BORMIO, Italy – The Christmas break is over and the Tour is back full force with Thursday’s first Downhill training in Bormio. At 11.45 CET sharp, the first racer left the start gate and ventured on the famous Stelvio slope. The fastest man today was French skier Adrien Theaux, with a time […]

World champion Schild injured in training

By Manuele Lang ARE, Sweden, Dec 20 (Reuters) – Slalom world champion Marlies Schild crashed in training for an Alpine ski World Cup race on Thursday, injuring ligaments, the Austrian team (OSV) said. Schild flew home to Austria from Sweden immediately, the team added without giving any more details about the extent of the injury. […]

Ladies complete final downhill training run

LAKE LOUISE, Canada – Today was the ladies final training run before Friday’s opening World Cup Downhill race at Lake Louise. Lindsey Vonn did not start on the darker, cloudy day. The flat light didn’t seem to faze Marion Rolland of France, who once again took the lead in today’s training run with a time […]

Svindal is on a roll and wins last downhill training in Beaver Creek

BEAVER CREEK – The third and last downhill training in Beaver Creek was yet another showcase at the Birds of Prey course at its best. In the three days of training, the weather and course conditions stayed consistent and provided skiers with an opportunity to properly test the challenging course. After winning both the downhill […]

Everything is ready for the first downhill training in Lake Louise

LAKE LOUISE, Canada – With just hours to go until the official start of the 2012/2013-speed season, the teams have once again woken up to a soft layer of fresh snow. If last year tick snowfall forced the organizers to cancel the first Downhill training in order to provide course workers with an extra day […]

Vonn returns to gate training

Lindsey Vonn (USA) competes during the women’s super G world cup race on the birds of prey course at Beaver Creek Resort (2011). (Chris Humphreys-US PRESSWIRE) Courtesy of usskiteam.com VAIL, CO (Nov. 18) – Four-time Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall champion Lindsey Vonn returned to gate training Sunday with a giant slalom session on […]

Soni’s Pacific training gets her gold again

United States’ Rebecca Soni celebrates her gold medal win in the women’s 200-meter breaststroke swimming final with silver medal winner Japan’s Satomi Suzuki at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa De Olza) By Clara Ferreira-Marques LONDON, Aug 2 (Reuters) – […]

U.S. swim team buoyant after final training camp

(L to R) Members of U.S. national Olympic swimming team Missy Franklin, Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps attend a news conference after a training session for the London 2012 Olympics, in Bellerive, July 21, 2012. (REUTERS/Robert Pratta) By Julian Linden VICHY, France, July 21 (Reuters) – The United States swimming team was bubbling with confidence […]

2012 Olympics: Download Athletes’ Favorite Training Songs

Ever wonder how Phelps revs up before a meet? Or what fires up Walsh for a big match? Wonder no more! We’ve done the research and compiled a list of songs that pump up some of our favorite athletes during training. Whether Eminen gets your blood pumping, or Beyonce is more your speed, our playlist […]

USA Gymnastics Team for 2014 World Championships

Simone Biles (Charles LeClaire/USA TODAY Sports) INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 17, 2014 – Reigning U.S. and world all-around champion Simone Biles of Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre, and 2012 Olympic team gold-medalist Kyla Ross of Aliso Viejo, Calif./Gym-Max, headline the seven-woman U.S. Team that will compete in the 2014 World Championships, schedule for Oct. 3-12 in Nanning, China. […]

USA Wins 2014 Basketball World Cup

Team USA defeated Serbia to win the 2014 Basketball World Cup (REUTERS/Juan Medina) By Larry Fine NEW YORK, Sept 15 (Reuters) – A spate of late withdrawals, a serious injury to Paul George and several marquee names missing appeared to put Team USA under a cloud for the 2014 Basketball World Cup and for future international competition. […]

Women front and center of Japan’s Asian Games team

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/ISSEI KATO (Reuters) – Japan heads to the Asian Games with the team’s top two symbolic leadership roles filled by women for the first time in what may mark a growing focus on women’s sports in its traditionally male-dominated society. Giving the roles of captain and flag bearer to women at the could be […]

Apolo Ohno Prepares for Ironman Kona

 Michael Phelps (L) and Apolo Anton Ohno (REUTERS/Mike Segar) By Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON, Sept 6 (Reuters) – Apolo Ohno made a career of frenzied, 40-second bursts around the track so the speedskating champion knows his crusade to join the exclusive Ironman fraternity is daunting. It is also downright frightening, admits the eight-time Olympic medalist, who will […]

Sprint king Adrian unafraid of Phelps

Photo Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports (Reuters) – As the reigning Olympic champion in the 100 meters freestyle, Nathan Adrian knows what it is like to hunt and be hunted in the water. Two years ago, at the London Olympics, the American was chasing Australia’s world champion James Magnussen for the gold medal in swimming’s blue-riband […]

Countdown to Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

Tatyana McFadden (Photo by Martin Hunter/Getty Images) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The United States Olympic Committee joins the global Paralympic Movement in celebrating the two-year countdown to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, Sunday, Sept. 7. With the Opening Ceremony to be held Sept. 7, 2016, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will become the first South American […]

Hardy retracing her roots after stormy few years

(Reuters) – After years of turbulence, Jessica Hardy has gone full circle, returning to the event that launched her rocky swimming career. Once the world’s premier female breaststroke swimmer, the American has set her sights on regaining her mantle after a choppy few years when everything seemed against her. Hardy qualified for the 2008 Beijing […]

Carl Lewis Named Full-Time Track & Field Coach at Houston

Carl Lewis at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic games (AFP/Getty Images) Legendary Track & Field star and ten-time Olympic medalist (nine gold; one silver) Carl Lewis will join the Houston Cougar Track & Field coaching staff as a full-time member for the upcoming 2014-15 season, head coach Leroy Burrell announced. Lewis, who served as a […]

Triathlons test the mettle of the middle-aged athlete

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/NOAH BERGER (Reuters) – Triathlons, the swim-bike-run races of varying lengths, are scaling the bucket lists of many middle-aged athletes, according to U.S. fitness experts. Multi-tasking, ego-boosting, and far from cheap, the competitions cater to different levels of fitness while rewarding endurance over speed, and cardiovascular versatility over single-minded focus. “It’s not about who […]

USN’s 2014 Endurance Gear Guide

Universal Sports Newtwork presents a list of essential gear that will keep endurance athletes on track during their Summer 2014 (and beyond) training. Take a look at some of our favorite products from brands like The Feed, High Sierra, Asics and Timex.  Pro Box by The Feed   If you’re looking to take your nutrition game to […]

Usain Bolt Ends 2014 Season Early

Usain Bolt (REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett) Aug 24 (Reuters) – World record holder and six-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt has decided to end his 2014 season and will not compete in the 100 meters in Thursday’s IAAF Diamond League Final in Zurich, organizers said on Sunday. The decision, which Bolt’s manager Ricky Simms confirmed to Reuters, came […]

Lolo Jones Ends Track Season Early

Lolo Jones (Dustin Snipes/Red Bull Content Pool) By Seth Rubinroit Lolo Jones will take a break from track and field, she announced on her Facebook page. It has been a busy year for Jones. In February she competed at the Winter Olympics in bobsled. By the spring she had quickly lost more than 20 pounds and […]

Phelps confident of getting back to his best

Photo Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports (Reuters) – Michael Phelps’ comeback to competitive swimming has been anything but smooth sailing. A series of rare defeats have illuminated the enormous challenge he faces getting back to the top. For a man who re-wrote the Olympic record books, those losses could have been enough to persuade him to […]

Yao Ming Named Ambassador for 2014 Youth Olympic Games

Yao Ming (Photo by Eric Gay/Pool/Getty Images) Click here for the schedule of the Youth Olympic Games on Universal Sports. The Chinese basketball legend will share his advice and experience of international competition with the next generation of young athletes, while inspiring young people around the world to get active and embrace the Olympic values. Yao […]

Release the Beast: Recovering with a Trail Run

Brooks Beasts’ coach Danny Mackey talks about following up a hard training day with a team recovery day, including running soft surface trails. On recovery days, Mackey says he prefers to use minutes over miles, so the team stays focused on running “easy.” The Beasts enjoy these trail runs usually twice a week, which help the athletes utilize different muscle groups.

Michael Phelps Seeks Motivation From Butterfly Defeat

Michael Phelps, left, and Ryan Lochte (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Aug 8 (Reuters) – Crestfallen Michael Phelps says his narrow defeat in the 100 metres butterfly final at the U.S. National Championships in California on Friday will serve as motivation to not get beaten again. Tom Shields edged out the 18-times Olympic gold medalist by […]

Mark Cavendish to Return from Injury

Mark Cavendish (AP Photo/Gian Mattia D’Alberto) Click here for USN’s 2014 cycling schedule LONDON, Aug 6 (Reuters) – Mark Cavendish will return to action in this month’s Tour de l’Ain stage race in eastern France having recovered from the shoulder injury he sustained in the Tour de France opening stage, his team said on Wednesday. […]

Michael Phelps Signs Endorsement Deal With New Swimsuit Company

Michael Phelps and Bob Bowman (Courtesy of Aqua Sphere) Michael Phelps is expected to race at USA Swimming’s Phillips 66 National Championships on Wednesday, August 6, at 9 PM ET LIVE on Universal Sports. VISTA, Calif. (August 5, 2014)— Aqua Sphere, the premier swimming equipment manufacturer for fitness and recreational swimming, aquatic exercise, and triathlons, […]

August 5 Marks Two-Year Countdown To Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Shutterstock) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The United States Olympic Committee joins the global Olympic Movement in celebrating the two-year countdown to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Tuesday, Aug. 5. To commemorate the two-year milestone, the USOC is sharing thoughts from some of its top 2016 Olympic hopefuls, distributing sport storylines and qualification […]

Usain Bolt Plans to Retire in 2017

Usain Bolt (REUTERS/Phil Noble) By Sam Holden GLASGOW, Aug 2 (Reuters) – Six-times Olympic champion Usain Bolt has repeated his intention to continue competing until the world championships in 2017 after winning relay gold at the Commonwealth Games on Saturday. The world’s fastest man had planned to retire after the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic […]

Glasgow revels in Bolt buzz and warm glow

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/ANDREW WINNING   (Reuters) – The Glasgow Commonwealth Games proved to be much more than just ‘Friendly’ as Scottish culture, sport and six-times Olympic champion Usain Bolt combined to create a memorable 11-day event. The success of the Games was assured with the golden seal of approval from Bolt, the world’s most recognisable athlete, […]

Australians head home to face U.S. challenge at PanPacs

 PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/JIM YOUNG (Reuters) – Two years on from a disappointing Olympic campaign, Australia’s swim team head into next month’s showdown with the United States at the Pan Pacific Championships with confidence following a record medal haul at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. The Australians, who won just one gold medal at the 2012 Olympics, earned […]

 
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