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Performance Gene Discovered · Skeleton In The Freezer · One Set or More? · What's Worth Monitoring?


Basketball Home Advantage · Monitoring Ironman Performance · Acquiring Skills · Worth the Risk?


African Genes · Just Do It · Ethics of Sharing Data


Palm-top Blood Lab · Abdominal Exercises · Beefing Up to Win  · New Coach, New Plan?


Ketogenic Diets Maybe · Ketogenic Diets No · Eating Disorders in Males  · Fatigue Fracas · Sit-Up Put-Down · Practice Strategy


Wrestlers' Deaths · Slap-Skate Update · Freezing Field Tests · Reliable Rowing · Review of Sport Vision

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