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Bone Graph vs. Bone Graft

March 28th, 2015 · Comments Off on Bone Graph vs. Bone Graft · Fitness and Health

Recently there’s been a spate of unfortunate injuries in the high-stakes world of professional Supercross racing and, in the rush to post updates, some of the moto-journalists are mixing their metaphors, jamming their grammar, and relying on speel-cheek to catch their errors. Fair enough. There’s tough competition to be first with the news and something’s […]

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Motocross head injury study launched

July 15th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Fitness and Health, Racing

Announcement at RacerX Online regarding a new cooperative program between Mayo Clinic of Rochester, MN and Spring Creek MX Park in Millville, MN to study motocross injuries – specifically concussion. For more detail read the entire post at the link above, but here is an excerpt: In an unprecedented move Spring Creek MX Park, home […]

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Public Service Announcement on spinal injury

May 15th, 2010 · Comments Off on Public Service Announcement on spinal injury · Fitness and Health, Profiles in Riding, Safety

Here’s the spinal cord injury Public Service Announcement that Steve Bauer posted on Facebook. Click here or click the image to view. It’s an MP4 (Quicktime) video file.

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Tim Ferry on training and racing until you’re 40

October 2nd, 2008 · Comments Off on Tim Ferry on training and racing until you’re 40 · Fitness and Health, Profiles in Riding

33-year-old Tim Ferry is not the oldest rider ever selected for a Motocross of Nations team (Stephan Everts was 33 when he rode his last event in 2006. He won both his motos although Belgium finished 2nd.) I’m sure he’s not even the oldest to be on a winning team — the average age of […]

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New therapy heals sever bone breaks in weeks

September 3rd, 2008 · Comments Off on New therapy heals sever bone breaks in weeks · Fitness and Health

Australian newspaper The Age reports in “Broken leg bones healed in stem cell first” that a trial for new stem cell therapy has produced some remarkable results in healing the most serious kinds of fractures. The trial included nine patients with severe leg fractures, many unable to walk and spending up to 41 months waiting […]

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Impact sports increase bone density in aging athletes

August 2nd, 2008 · Comments Off on Impact sports increase bone density in aging athletes · Fitness and Health

This 2007 article from Medical News Today, Impact Sports Increase Bone Strength In Senior Athletes, reports on a study conducted on 298 athletes at the 2005 Senior Olympics in Pittsburgh. Findings were reported at the 74th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. The study used a health-history questionnaire and ultrasound Bone Mass […]

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Exercise and sleep critical to brain health

July 11th, 2008 · Comments Off on Exercise and sleep critical to brain health · Fitness and Health

My Chicago-based friend (and high-powered consultant to captains of industry) Jim McGee recently reviewed the book Brain Rules by John Medina. It’s worth reading Jim’s review here. You wouldn’t normally see a post like this on a motorcycle blog, but one of my main interests is the fitness and health of the aging athlete (and […]

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Sitting on my butt going nowhere fast

May 17th, 2008 · Comments Off on Sitting on my butt going nowhere fast · Fitness and Health

I just picked up a Lemond Revmaster spinner bike for my exercise program. I got it from a fire sale – literally. They guy I bought it from had his house catch fire and the bike was damaged in the fire. It’s pretty smoked up and some of the plastic is melted, but it seemed […]

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Super Hunky fighting cancer – Don’t you be next

May 16th, 2008 · Comments Off on Super Hunky fighting cancer – Don’t you be next · Fitness and Health

Reported on the Cousin Weedy Y! forum (and not independently confirmed,) moto-icon and super journalist Rick Sieman (aka Super Hunky) is undergoing radiation treatment for cancer. Almost everyone knows who Rick is from his years at the helm of Dirt Bike magazine. If you are among the tiny minority that don’t know Rick, he’s was […]

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Don’t make my mistake with your back injury

May 15th, 2008 · Comments Off on Don’t make my mistake with your back injury · Fitness and Health

I broke my lower back (T11, T12, L1) about 10 years ago in an auto accident. Thanks to a mis-diagnosis by the rent-a-doc at the local two-bit trauma center and my own stubborness and stupidity, I did not get proper medical treatment for more than six (6) months and was left with a permanently damaged […]

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