Issue 18 • October 2013

Why You Should Be Doing Front Sqauts

If you are looking for an exercise that combines; strength, flexibility, balance and increases your metabolism, then look no further than Squats. It maybe, pre-conceived that Squats can be bad for your knees but that just isn’t the case provided that they are done with proper form. A front squat …

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Issue 18 • October 2013

Ironman 70.3 World Champions

Any World Championship event is a pretty big deal. Whether it is for soccer, football, cricket or Ironman, the fact that the best in the world are gathering in a single place to determine a champion brings a heightened level of tension and typically elevated performance. For the Ironman 70.3 …

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Issue 18 • October 2013

Keep Swimming

Peace and calm can be elusive when we pursue them ravenously. While some of us find peace in stillness, others have to work their way there while treading water. Finding a sense of calm when ocean waves are lapping against your neck can be especially difficult. For one swimmer, the …

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Issue 18 • October 2013

Product Reviews

Lululemon Bracer Sports Bra, available at Lululemon, Jacksonville Town Center I’m a lucky girl by most standards, fairly tall and petit frame. I consider myself fortunate enough to follow my favorite European trend, braless in a barely there tee. My clavicle happens to be more pronounced than my chest, so …

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Issue 18 • October 2013Local Inspiration

Holly Rocks!

How many of us identify with our passions? I am a runner, we hear people say. It doesn’t seem to matter how muddled our lives become with careers, relationships or children – we always have that title “runner” as a touchstone. It brings us purpose. But what happens when we …

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904's FittestIssue 18 • October 2013

904’s Fittest: Sung Ho Choi AKA “Bruce”

Athlete Profile Full Name: Sung Ho Choi AKA “Bruce” Age: 37 Height: 5’10” Weight: 156 Birthdate: 2/28/76 Vo2 Max: 65.9 Personal Records The Iron Horse 100 Miler 16:43 Jacksonville Marathon 2:55 Bruce has completed over 100 marathons, over 35 ultra-races, finished the Chicago marathon 14 years in a row and …

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Issue 18 • October 2013

Needles, Chi and Maximizing Your Athletic Performance

“Stick needles in me? Seriously you must be kidding…..right?” I have to admit that was my 1st response when a friend suggested I try acupuncture for my aching shoulder. Like many avid tennis enthusiasts I had hit the court a little too frequently without the appropriate shoulder conditioning and I …

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Issue 18 • October 2013

How to Outrun Zombies

So, you went and did it! You finally signed up for a zombie race. You have been reading about them forever now and thought, why not?!? Zombie Fitness: No Pain, No Pain One of the advantages of being a zombie is that you do not feel pain or fatigue. So …

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Issue 18 • October 2013Local Inspiration

My CrossFit Story

Tabbathia Rogers submitted her story to 904Fitness, motivating others to challenge themselves with new workouts. When she decided to try CrossFit as an “unfit” newbie, she had no idea how quickly she would become part of a CrossFit family or how quickly she would transform info a “fit” success story. …

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Issue 18 • October 2013

Building Kourage Athletics

I’m currently packing for a two-week trip to Kenya. On my computer screen, my twitter feed continues to provide updates about the terrorist attack in Nairobi. Like any American who visits Nairobi, Westgate is a mall that I know very well. It is not too different from the St. Johns …

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