RECENT ARTICLES
  • Blog: Women-Only Fitness Zones Perpetuate Stereotypes

    by Emily Attwood January 2014

    Here at AB, it’s the editors’ job to stay on top of what’s happening in the industries we serve. As such, last Friday I came across an article about a gym in Vancouver getting some flak for its decision to close its women-only section. 

  • Blog: Stadium Fan Experience vs. Man Cave

    by Andrew Barnard January 2014

    I went to a Denver Broncos football game for the first time this season. Usually, I’m watching from the comfort of my man cave. As many before me have discovered, however, a stadium is the ultimate man cave, though for very different reasons.

  • RG3's Best Qualities Transcend Football

    by Michael Gaio December 2013

    A man best known for his athletic accomplishments does his best work off the field.

  • Blog: 9 Social Media Dos and Don'ts for Student-Athletes

    by Michael Gaio October 2013

    A professor of mine in journalism school at Missouri once said (actually, he tweeted): "Social media is like a gun. Smart people will use it as a useful tool, not-so-smart people will shoot themselves in the foot with it."

  • Blog: When it Comes to Exercise, Effort Counts

    by Mary Helen Sprecher October 2013

    I don't know what it's like in your town, but where I live, a marathon is an epic event. For us, it's the Baltimore Running Festival which includes not just the marathon but the half marathon, relay, 5K and kids' run. (And if I'm forgetting anything else that was held along with it, I'm really sorry). It's a fantastically well-organized event and a great day.

  • Diving Into the World Aquatics Health Conference

    by Dennis Van Milligen October 2013

    Debbie couldn't believe she was in the same position again. Four years ago, her daughter missed making the U.S. Olympic swim team. It had been agonizing then as her daughter, who was favored to make the team, struggled through her swim. Even her children, including her 11-year-old son, were in shock. After the race, it was discovered Debbie's daughter had swam through herniated discs and stress fractures in her back.

  • Blog: A Budding Star Resurfaces

    by Dennis Van Milligen October 2013

    Villains in the world of track and field are rare. Turning fans and/or competitors against you typically requires doing one thing: cheating. But for young Zola Budd at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, there was no cheating. There was no boisterous verbal sparring with her media-created rival, American Mary Decker. All it took was a racing error on Decker's part to turn Budd into one of the most despised athletes in America - at the ripe old age of 18.

  • Blog: The Wussification Has to Stop

    by Michael Gaio October 2013

    First there were youth sports leagues that stopped keeping score for fear of someone having hurt feelings. Then there's the football league in California that does keep score, but penalizes the teams that win by too much. Now, it appears we've reached a level of softness even Charmin can't match.

  • Blog: If You Can't Beat 'Em… Beat 'Em Up!

    by Emily Attwood October 2013

    I was sitting in a hotel lobby surrounded by other people when I opened up my morning news alerts and saw an article announcing the Kentucky High School Athletic Associations' decision to suspend post-game handshakes, so I had to keep my disgust to a minimum - a casual eye roll and understated sigh. Seriously? These athletes are displaying poor sportsmanship, and the solution to that is to do away with the concept? That's like dropping math from the curriculum because the students aren't getting it.

  • Blog: Defending "The Slowest Generation"

    by Emily Attwood September 2013

    Friday afternoon, when I should have been hard at work on AB's November issue, I instead found myself fuming over an article from Thursday's Wall Street Journal sent to me by our company owner. The article deemed younger athletes "The Slowest Generation," and accused my generation of being too apathetic about performance and competition.