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Jason Karp

A professional running coach, freelance writer, fitness consultant and PhD candidate in exercise physiology at Indiana University. He coaches runners of all levels through RunCoachJason.com.

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Body-Weight Training Program

April 3, 2008

Remember when you were in high school and your physical
education (PE) teachers made you do push-ups, chin-ups and sit-ups? What about
those long-forgotten Presidential Physical Fitness Tests, which required you to
run different distances for time? Whatever happened to thos…

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Top 6 Lessons for Coaching Runners

March 31, 2008

There’s a wrong way and a right way to do
almost everything. For example, going down a park slide head first, throwing a
paper airplane at your high-school teacher and not buying your twin brother a
birthday present (claiming you forgot) could all be considered errors in
judgment.

As a physiologist and coach, I often see runners doing the wrong…

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High-School PE Class Revisited

January 31, 2008

Remember when you were in high school and your physical education (PE) teachers—intimidating in their gray, cotton sweats, wielding whistles—made you do push-ups, chin-ups and sit-ups? What about those long-forgotten Presidential Physical Fitness Tests, which required you to run different distances for time? Whatever happened to those “old-fashioned” exercises? While free weights and mac…

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Weight Training Q & A

June 30, 2003

Weight training is an extremely beneficial form of exercise but can be confusing if you’ve never done it. Jason R. Karp, MS, PhD student, college lecturer and track and field coach, answers frequently asked questions to start you on the right track. (Ask a personal trainer to set up a program specifically for you.)

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physical activity FAQs

Physical Activity: 10 FAQs and Answers

March 31, 2002

Every day, fitness professionals are faced with a multitude of questions that range from losing weight to rehabilitating injuries. While it is difficult to know all the answers, providing clients with ready responses can be a testament to your professional credibility. This article addresses some of the more popular questions clients ask and provides the information you need to answer them quickly.

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