Born to Run? MRI scans reveal sprinters have different bone structure from the rest of us

sprinters Sprinters aren’t just faster than the rest of us. Their bones are actually different from non-athletes. Competitive sprinters have significantly different bone structure, with changes that make them run faster. The finding could lead to tests to see if someone has the potential to be a competitive sprinter. Researchers used magnetic resonance imaging on…

Part 2 Zamboanga Del Sur Program: Quality vs Quantity why less is better, and an Ideot’s Guide on How to make athletes slow twitch

continued from Part 1 I recruited Jedaren Magpale as a 10 year old at the Provinces Sukod Atleta Program, her times were 14.83, 42, and 1.10 (hand timed) for 100-200-400 when she started off in August/September of 2016. Later she improved these to 13.24w/ 13.47, 27.9 and 1.04 (heats of Palaro). She even bested the…

Mercidita ‘Bunso’ Manipol

In some cases courage mattered more than height. Thus the petite figure of Mercidita Manipol that stood less than 5’0 crushed the challenge of her much bigger opponents to emerge as a SEA Games champion in the 2005 SEA Games in Manila. Manipol still holds the Philippine Record in the 5000m set in the 2003…