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Friday, May 25, 2018

Emanuel Lee

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Sports Editor of the Hollister Free Lance, crazy for JC, health and workout fanatic.

Ortega goes full throttle

Eric Ortega is known for never taking a play off, in practice or in the games. He’s the proverbial player who has a motor...

Dean Tognetti a pure playmaker

There have been times this season when Dean Tognetti felt like he couldn’t miss. The Christopher High senior combo guard has already amassed three...

Gomez eyes CCS title

When Anthony Gomez was in the middle of a losing streak during an otherwise solid freshman season, his coaches kept on encouraging him. “They said,...

Kalena Paredes signs with NYU

For high school athletes, the recruiting process can be long, arduous and at times excruciating. For Kalena Paredes, the path to play softball at...

High hopes for Gavilan men’s basketball

The lifeblood for any college sports program starts with recruiting strong talent—preferably talented individuals who happen to be high character players as well. First-year...

Team and individual honors pour on Christopher, Gilroy at Track finals

It was a meet to remember for the Gilroy High and Christopher High track and field teams in last Friday’s Monterey Bay League Pacific Division Championships. The Mustangs—competing in the comfortable confines of their own facility—placed first in the boys team competition and second in the girls competition to Christopher.

Lee: Don’t rain on my run

Exercise is meant for the outdoors. As a runner, I absolutely detest doing a workout on the treadmill or elliptical machine. But in this El Niño season, sometimes going indoors is the only option. After all, I can only take getting poured on so many times (it’s already happened several times in the last month).

Lee: Mix up those rep ranges

When it comes to building muscle, you no longer have to stick exclusively to the 8 to 12 zone repetition range. In fact, it would behoove you to mix things up a bit. Emerging research shows that a variety of rep ranges is effective for building muscle. A combination of low reps (3 to 5), medium (6 to 14) and high (15-plus) is most effective, according to the Bulletins/Muscle page in the December issue of Men’s Health.

Lee: Start dynamic with your warm-up

If you're in your 30s or older, you started P.E. classes with static stretches—the type of stretches that are held for a set time—in the belief that they would increase flexibility, improve performance and reduce injuries.

Lee: Fuel School in session

Welcome to Fuel School 101. Yes, there’s a science to properly fueling the body for competition. High school athletes, take notice. For this article, I’ll focus on the ubiquitous energy bar, which has grown into a multi-billion dollar industry. San Benito High junior three-sport standout Marisa Villegas loves Clif Bars; last year at the end of the track season, Villegas told me in addition to her regular meals, she sometimes ate two to three Clif Bars a day during her most intense workout sessions/races (hey, when you run as fast as she does, you need some serious fuel).

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