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A Workout for Everyone!

September 21, 2012

 

Contributed By: Lynnea Kraft
“Have you ever heard of ’The PROGRAM?’”  I had seen signs posted around campus with that phrase headlining.  I thought to myself “Why, no. No, I have not.” I’m always looking for ways to changeup my workouts , so I abruptly stopped to read the sign as people dodged me on their way to dinner.   The following poster snippets jumped out as I continued enlightening myself about this new class:
“.. plyometrics, abs …” Well, I don’t know what sort of creature a “plyometric“ is, and who doesn’t need a good ab workout? New exercise word + abs= education + toned core = I think I’ll try this class.
“…P90x and Insanity”  Now, I have yet to try either of those, but friends have told me those workouts can get pretty intense.   Intensity = sweat = challenging = I need to try this class. 
Classes … Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30pm and 8:30pm” Night class Tuesdays + RA meetings at 9:30pm Thursdays = I AM going to “The PROGRAM.”   Thursday, 7:30pm!  I then penciled it in to my schedule.
When I arrived at Herman Court, I was a bit lost because I forgot to check the sign for where exactly in Herman court this class was to take place. I walked around hoping to run into someone who could tell me where to go. I did run into some people, but they had no idea what I was talking about. I started to fear I would be getting flabby abs, instead of a tight tummy. Thankfully, after a few more minutes of wandering, I found it in the auxiliary gym (it’s the small gym on the same floor as the bleachers, between the main gym and the football field).    It was a small class, but the instructor told me that most people come at 8:30pm. Approximately 50 minutes later, I had definitely worked up a sweat, tried a few new exercises, and learned that a “plyometric” is not some extinct dinosaur. A “plyometric” is a powerful movement done quickly and repeatedly.    With a good instructor, and a good workout, I recommend this class to break up your typical exercise routine, or start new one!

Tags: Schedule , The Program , Wellness , Workout

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Back on the Grind

January 11, 2012

An interesting photo of me from winter break

An interesting photo of me from winter break

Contributed by Brad Fuller

After being away from class for about a month, it feels good to be back, but I am feeling the stress of being an athletic training student now. This semester is my toughest one yet, in which I have 14 credit hours of athletic training courses, plus a philosophy class and an honors seminar for a full schedule of 18 credit hours. While I will be very busy in the upcoming months, I’m looking forward to gaining an immense amount of knowledge this semester, which will help me in my future career as a physical therapist. I know that all of the study time will pay off. This month in my clinical rotation, I am with the men’s basketball team, which I am really looking forward to! One major way basketball is better than indoor track is that it is all indoors! Sounds confusing, but the indoor track team runs outside and we cover their practices.

 

This semester, my blogs will again focus on Athletic Training, Residence Life, and Campus life in general. However, I may have the occasional blog about some new music that I am into. I can’t wait for the 2012 releases to start rolling out! Best regards to you this month, wherever life may lead you.

Tags: ATC , Athletic Training , athletics , Busy , Friends , Schedule , scholarship , students , Study , Wellness , winter

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Almost Break Time

November 21, 2011

Saying goodbye to nice weather for the year

Saying goodbye to nice weather for the year

 Contributed by Brad Fuller

 

This part of the fall semester is the hardest part of the year for me. During the spring, there is a week break right in the middle of the semester, which evenly breaks up the semester. In the fall, we don’t get a substantial break until thanksgiving. This can be especially difficult when you have a heavy class load. However, the break is almost a reality! It will be nice to get to go home and spend some time with family and friends, while only halfway studying for finals, which are quickly approaching. Thanksgiving is usually the time a stop wishing it was warm outside and accepting that winter is almost here.

During my Athletic Training hours this month, I have been with the indoor track team. They are usually fairly low maintenance and injury free, so we have been discussing and reviewing various subjects at practices. Although I am learning a lot that I have not learned in class, it will be very helpful once I have taken all of the classes and practice time will be good for reviewing. The best way to learn is through discussion and practical application, things that cannot be learned as easily in the classroom. Next semester (spring of sophomore year) is when the workload really picks up and we learn a lot of the information we will be using on a daily basis. I’ll be looking forward to knowing how to do injury evaluations and making rehab programs!

Tags: Academics , AT , ATC , Athletic Training , Break , Friends , Schedule , Study , Thanksgiving , Wilmington College

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