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Wina Sturgeon: Vary your lifting speed for athletic benefits

When you do a resistance workout, do you vary the speed with which you lift the weights? Or do you lift at the same pace for every workout and every exercise, whether it's a biceps curl or a squat? If you don't vary your pace, you may be missing out on building explosive power for your sport, or training specifically for your sport.

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Surftech’s Aleka paddleboard one of the best options out there

If you've taken a trip to just about any of body of water in the last few years, chances are you've noticed the change in scenery. The sport of stand-up paddleboarding continues to grow, and people who once explored lakes and rivers on canoes and kayaks are now taking to the water standing upright. You have lots of choices when it comes to boards, but it's tough to find a better option than Surftech's Aleka, which received Outside magazine's Gear of the Year award.

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Wina Sturgeon: Vary for lifting speed for athletic benefits

When you do a resistance workout, do you vary the speed with which you lift the weights? Or do you lift at the same pace for every workout and every exercise, whether it's a biceps curl or a squat? If you don't vary your pace, you may be missing out on building explosive power for your sport, or training specifically for your sport.

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Climb to Kaiser weathers heat for 42nd annual ride

About 200 cyclists braved high temperatures Saturday to ride in the 42nd annual Climb to Kaiser bicycle ride on Saturday, July 7, 2018. The bulk of the riders departed Clovis, California, at 5:30 a.m. with a turnaround at 9,148-foot Kaiser Pass in the Sierra. The first finishers arrived back in Clovis in 8 hours 47 minutes.

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Colorado's dinosaur graveyard a land of lasting mysteries

The Dinosaur Diamond Scenic Byway climbs north, high to epic overlooks of a forested basin, before it tumbles back to the desert that typifies far western Colorado. The road skirts Rangely, the town born by oil, and then Dinosaur, holding on by its namesake, with souvenir shops between ramshackle homes and a canyon backdrop that is the final resting place of the ancient beasts.

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Steamy days call for at-home, indoor workouts

You don't need me to tell you that baby, it is hot out there. Sweltering, sweaty, no-shade, stinky-clothes hot – which could be the perfect excuse for not working out (I think I'll just stay indoors, apply cool compresses to my forehead and eat ice-cream sandwiches).

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Columbia's trail running shoe meant for rugged mountain trails

For a lot of people – probably most – trail running involves getting off the asphalt. That usually means compacted dirt, crushed limestone, or woodchips, surfaces that offer a softer alternative to the pavement, but are typically no problem for traditional running shoes to handle. But then you have serious trail running, the kind you see in the ads for trail running shoes, with steep climbs, rocks, roots, and twisting trails. Here you'll definitely want some additional support and protection from obstacles on the ground. Columbia's Montrail Rogue FTK II is that trail running shoe for rugged mountain trails.

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Spencer McKee: What's up with Colorado alligator wrestling?

With sweaty palms clutched tight on my steering wheel, I imagined the worst possible outcomes of what I was about to do. My mind drifted to the preserved fingers I'd seen sitting in jars during my first visit to the Colorado Gators Reptile Park – fingers that had been lost to the same congregation of alligators that I was about to face.

Large rodents invading the San Joaquin Valley

Large invasive rodents may be invading California's Delta. A small team of Fish & Wildlife field biologists is assessing the danger nutria pose for wreaking havoc on the Delta.