April 20, 2015 |
All Ryan Gillyard wanted this past Christmas was a rope ladder and a set of field cones. The 15-year-old St. Joseph's Prep freshman was determined to play Division I college football, and, despite the rigorous workouts he endured at Prep, he wanted to keep doing drills at home. "That's how dedicated he was to football," his mother, Shannon Gillyard, said Saturday. On Saturday, the Upper Darby Township teenager, who had no known previous health problems, collapsed and died during the team's spring conditioning at its Cecil B. Moore Avenue practice field, shocking the closely knit school community.
April 9, 2015 |
AS MUCH AS Brett Brown tries to corral the young minds of his players into staying focused on the remaining four games, starting with tonight when they host the Washington Wizards, it's impossible for thoughts not to drift. Days that don't include travel or an early-morning practice after a game the night before seem heavenly right about now. But if the team is going to look anywhere past the remainder of this season, it's not so much to get away from the rebuild, it's to envision what lies ahead.
March 20, 2015
D ANIEL REARDON, 21, of University City, a senior at Wharton, is co-founder and CEO of Athways, which provides a Web and mobile platform for coaches to create, distribute and track personalized team workouts. It can be used by coaches to bridge the training gap between workout knowledge and execution. Q: How'd you come up with the idea for Athways? A: I was a frosh football player at Penn exposed to strength and conditioning programs. You'd make progress, go home for the summer and get a loose-leaf workout packet that was confusing.
March 12, 2015
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Nine months elapsed between days on which Chad Billingsley pitched to live hitters, a time frame that probably seems like an eternity for the veteran major-leaguer. But there the 30-year-old righthander was Tuesday morning at the Phillies' spring training complex, directing a series of 25 pitches to non-roster invitees Chris McGuiness and Darin Mastroianni. Pitching coach Bob McClure said afterward that Billingsley threw as if he never underwent surgery. "From an arm strength [aspect]
March 8, 2015 |
For some time, the buzzword in fitness circles has been intensity. High-intensity workouts, conventional wisdom has it, deliver better results faster. They are the surest route to building muscle, shedding fat, fortifying the heart and lungs, and improving stamina and endurance. But does intensity merit the hype? And how intense must intensity be before it really makes a difference? Is low-intensity exercise a waste of time? And does high-intensity exercise deliver superior benefits?
March 6, 2015 |
SUNSHINE STATE Rapper Flo Rida , a/k/a Tramar Lacel Dillard , made a stop in Bala Cynwyd on Tuesday to teach his new fitness regimen to an exclusive group at AFC Fitness (601 Righters Ferry Road, Bala Cynwyd). Dillard, 35, is promoting his new FLO Fit program, which promises to get you in the best shape of your life with his high-intensity workout plan and DVD set. According to AFC Fitness president Matt Littman , about 30 participants got a FLO Fit tutorial from the Grammy-nominated hip-hop artist at 3 p.m. Tuesday.
January 22, 2015 |
MOBILE, Ala. - The only certainties in life are death, taxes, and the Eagles' arriving at the Senior Bowl in need of defensive back help. OK, so the third part might be an exaggeration, but it certainly has been the case for the Eagles over the last half-decade, in particular at safety. But this offseason it's quite possible that Chip Kelly will look at his starting secondary and blow up three-fourths of it. Cornerback Bradley Fletcher, whose contract is up, is unlikely to return.
December 28, 2014 |
Most New Year's resolutions go bust in the first month. If you have running on your list of what will make a new you in 2015, though, here's advice from two coaches on how to make that resolution stick, whether you're new to running, looking to boost your game, or getting back into the sport. If you're a beginner Starting can be the hardest part, especially if you don't know how much you're supposed to run and when, and if that weird pain in your quad is a normal part of starting a new sport or an injury.