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My 2015 preseason SEC predicted order of finish

With the SEC’s preseason poll expected to be released anytime now, I thought I’d take a shot in providing my “vote” and picks that we talked about on “Straight Up With Sturg” this week. It’s not easy this year, especially in trying to sort out the SEC West because of the quality and depth going into the season. But as of today, here’s how I think the final standings turn out… SEC... 

Warming up and cooling down key to a healthy run

How many of you go out for a run without warming up? It’s important to give your muscles time to warm up prior to your workout. It only takes a few minutes and can mean the difference between an injury and a great workout. Once your workout is complete, take a few minutes for recovery and cool down stretching. I like to begin by warming up my joints. I begin with neck circles and progress to... 

New treatments offer relief from osteoarthritis

So you’ve been dealing with that pesky shoulder on and off for years, that smarts when you get to that certain point when you reach overhead.  That knee pain that you chalk up to your old running days. Or that hip that bugs you when you’re putting on your shoes and socks.  Some days are better than others. You often feel stiff after long bouts of inactivity, until you “get moving.” You... 

My Top 5 storylines this week at SEC Media Days

The annual football “circus” at The Wynfrey Hotel in mid-July always brings its share of excitement for college football fans around the country. Why? Well, for starters it means we’re finally talking college football again after a long (and still continuing) summer. The media list-making, “best of’s”, speculation and off-the-field news or non-news depending on which beat you’re lucky... 

Smokedog takes his clubs and goes home

The world of golf has lost another character. Tarn “Smokedog” Hunter of Myrtle Beach announced his retirement from golf today via a Facebook post live from the course. Hunter is apparently going to focus more on “his fishing career and mini-golf”. Although Hunter only played occasionally, he’s decided that the endless whiffs, lost balls, and trips across ‘cart path only’ holes... 

Five tips for new and unmotivated runners

Have you decided to get fit this summer? Is running on your agenda today? There are few things more fulfilling than setting a goal and reaching it. Whether you are running your first mile, first 5K, or first marathon, we all can use some sound advice. If you are serious about your running, check out these helpful tips: One of the most important pieces of equipment you can purchase is a good pair... 

Letterman leaves behind a string of great sports moments

I just spent my very last night hanging out with David Letterman, and I feel like I’ve lost an old friend. Not a best friend. Like most long-term relationships, Dave and I lost touch for periods of time as my tastes in humor changed over the years. But when we got together, it was like old times. For a span of 33 years, I laughed at his unique brand of humor – jokes so dry they are... 

Keeping up with Jones could become habit in NASCAR circles

It occurred to me after I watched the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race on May 16 that I have spent precious little time this season talking about the “all-stars” of our sport. Instead, I have stayed true to form and gone off on a series of odd tangents on things like inappropriate terms of endearment and Tiger Woods. I have done you a disservice. I feel badly about it. So this week I have decided... 

Local running groups pound the pavement and the dirt

Come Run With Us: Do you find it hard to get your running in during the week? Have you wanted to run with a group but are a little shy? Are you motivated by running with a group? Black Dog Running Company would love to have you join us each Thursday evening at 6:30 pm for our weekly group run. Our group meets in Valor Park (1150 Farrow Parkway) at the Market Common and the distance is 3 to 6 miles.... 

Dry Needling gets to the point of pain management

At Professional Rehabilitation Services one of the major tenants of our mission in an effort to provide the highest quality of physical therapy is to learn from those who never stop learning. In other words, surround yourself with those who continually challenge themselves to be amongst the highest trained practitioners, learn from them, and improve upon the delivery of care. Basically, we truly... 
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