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Default Air Force Logo Smart Summer Strategy: Offense or Defense? A Timeless Question
Winning strategies seem to come in all shapes and sizes ... "the best defense is good offense" often attributed to heavyweight prize fighter Jack Dempsey. Others opine that "defense is the best offense." If you dig around, you can find opposing views on types of strategies, such as my personal favorite, the "prevent defense" successfully executed
0 7/06
2011
Default Air Force Logo CFT: Stuck in a Rut? Think Multi Sport
Having just survived my first triathlon (our very own Mach Tenn!) I can tell you first hand that multi- sport training can totally transform your workouts and, more importantly, your results. Good news is, you don't have to be an aspiring tri-athlete to benefit from the "secrets" of multi-sport training. In fact, most fitness aficionados can
0 7/06
2011
Default Air Force Logo Commentary: Founding fathers’ ideals of independence upheld today
We all enjoy a great many freedoms. Over the July 4th weekend, many of us will get together for a cookout or to watch fireworks with friends and family as we celebrate our nation's 235th birthday. While we certainly look forward to those activities, we should also use the holiday as an opportunity to reflect on exactly why it is we're able to
0 6/17
2011
Default Air Force Logo Commentary: On Memorial Day, take a lesson from the Old Guard
The exact origins of Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, are not known. It was officially proclaimed on May 5, 1868, by Gen. John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, that a day should be observed nationwide as a ritual of remembrance and reconciliation. That first observation took place May 30th of the same
0 5/20
2011
Default Air Force Logo Going After Some Green
Since my arrival, I've been pushing for all of us to do our part and find ways to execute our mission more efficiently, and energy consumption is a big factor in the cost or our operations. "Energy" isn't limited to our electric bill (nearly $30 million last year!). Here at AEDC, we have to look at every aspect of our operation and look for ways to
0 5/12
2011
Default Air Force Logo CFT: In Need of Repair? Look at Your Mechanics
If you are on a mission to take your game to the next level, whether it be strength, endurance, speed or all of the above, one of the biggest obstacles you face is the dreaded "setback." More often than not, when we dig a little deeper, we tend to focus on effort, intensity, regularity, discipline ... all things that we think we can control in our
0 5/12
2011
Default Air Force Logo Commander's Fit Tip: Slow Ride, Fast Results
A few weeks ago, we explored some of the mythology surrounding weight loss routines and exercise intensity. In that edition, I introduced the "hard day, light day" strategy, and since then, I've received a number of questions about that approach. So let's look at that in more detail and maybe I can convince you to add this to your workout
0 4/15
2011
Default Air Force Logo Finances
Whew! That was close. Now that it looks like we've escaped the threat of a government shutdown, it's time to take a hard look and make sure our own "house" is in order. Just as we repeatedly emphasize the importance of prudent planning in the interest of safety, this week's near miss should have served as a wake-up call to all of us to review our
0 4/15
2011
Default Air Force Logo Showcasing AEDC
Another week, another trip, though this one was a "four-bagger!" Part of my duties is to take a trip to Washington D.C. and show off what we do around here. It still amazes me just how well we keep our little secret, and I've been on a mission to get the word out. The D.C. trip is a big part of that campaign, and we raced around Capitol Hill to get
0 3/17
2011
Default Air Force Logo CFT: Need More Speed? Add Some Negativity
Here's one I hear far too often..."I start out OK, but then I die at the end." Particularly common among USAF PT testers, those experiencing this phenomenon are often bewildered about the cause. The good news is, for the vast majority of cases, there is an easy fix. Provided of course, you subscribe to the "Theory of Negativity." For the physicists
0 3/17
2011
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