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"You don't find many 68 or 69 year olds out there that are powerlifting." So, he focuses on beating world records. At the International Powerlifting Association competition in Pennsylvania, Atkinson broke four world records. Now, he's training to do it all over again. "We're going back in November," says Duba. "He's already the record holder and we're going to break his records." Atkinson trains four out of seven days every week. "I've gotten myself to the point where if I don't come to the gym, I feel guilty," says Atkinson. visit http://www.wjfw.com/stories.html?sku=20150406161050&display=video





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Big Macher had a series of quick workouts at Santa Anita this month, including six furlongs in 1:09.20 on March 11. The gelding left for Dubai last week. Last Sunday, with Baltas already in Dubai, the stable won the $98,000 Dream of Summer Stakes with Wild in the Saddle, a former $5,000 claimer. There are high hopes for runners such as Black Betsy, Lucky J Lane, Spanish Queen, and Unusual Fleet. Lucky J Lane runs at Santa Anita on Friday. There are 2-year-old colts by Birdstone, Sky Mesa, and Super Saver and a filly by Bernardini who are well regarded for later this year. Im getting better stock now, he said. Its a slow process. visit http://www.drf.com/news/baltas-enjoying-ride-big-macher









Gym owners and personal trainers told CBS4 they have been seeing more people looking to get in shape in the past two years. People are starting to notice that you just feel so much better after you work out, said Bernie Maese, a personal trainer with Hybrid Fitness. Maese said Hybrid Fitness has started to train more people and said the business has been busy with new clients Rick Debello is a trainer at Kinetix Personal Training and said he has also seen an increase over the last two years. More people are starting to get more health-conscious and improving their diet as well, Debello said. El Paso has been listed as one of the fattest cities in the country by Mens Health, a nationally distributed health and fitness magazine. The citys obesity rates rank lower than the national average and the state average in Texas. I think El Paso is getting healthier, said Benjamin Strate, an El Paso resident. Strate said he believes the Sun City is getting more health conscious like the rest of the country. I think in general culture is providing more health awareness and more physical health awareness. visit http://cbs4local.com/news/features/local-headlines/stories/Fitness-trainers-say-El-Paso-is-dropping-Fattest-City-title-108676.shtml





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Smart gadgets designed to help your golf game, baseball swing, basketball dribble, soccer kick even your running stride! 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan has a look at the latest smart sports devices. Rebecca Thorburn is always trying to improve her tennis game. At times she works with a coach but when she doesnt she uses smart gadgets like this Zepp sensor to track her play. Thorburn says,, It gives you a lot of great feedback on: are you hitting the ball on the sweet spot, whats your power level on your different shots? Thorburn says the devices she uses serve up valuable information she couldnt get anywhere else. According to Thorburn, You can analyze your game in a way that you would never be able to, you know, just from playing or having someone watch you. And this type of data-gathering tech isnt limited to tennis. Jessica Dolcourt is a senior editor at CNET. She says, Were starting to see a variety of smart sporting equipment across basketball, soccer, baseball, golf, running, that are equipped with sensors to help you measure your statistics and help you improve. Equipment like: Smart soccer or basketballs to measure every kick or dribble, products to track your golf stats and swing, and even smart socks designed to help runners improve their technique. As for pricing, Dolcourt says, These are not cheap. Theyre going to go anywhere from $50 at the low end to $300 at the high end, depending on what it is. visit http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2015/04/07/3-on-your-side-sporting-equipment-gets-smart/