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Durant promotes healthy lifestyle

Durant promotes healthy lifestyle
Matt Durant, director of strength and conditioning, trained members of the women’s soccer team Tuesday. Durant demonstrates a core strengthening and control exercise, using a weight plate. He has been the University’s head strength and conditioning coach for 13 years. Durant is a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association and a USA Weightlifting level one club coach. He demonstrates... 

Turning resolutions into realities

Jennifer Jackson Staff Writer With the new year comes new resolutions and a desire for change, and according to a University of Scranton psychology study, the No. 1 New Year’s resolution for 2015 is weight loss. It can be difficult maintaining a healthy lifestyle, but this can be made easier with effective weight loss methods. “You should always have a goal,” said Matt Durant, director of strength... 

Leopards are ready to get their feet wet with start of swimming and diving season

Alex Forbess Editorial Director After a season of rebuilding, head swimming and diving coach Pat Skehan and the Leopards are ready to make a splash in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The swimming and diving team is entering the 2012-2013 season with a roster full of youth and talent. Skehan, entering her second season as head coach for the Leopards, spoke with every student-athlete... 

David Kain lifts his way to the top

David Kain lifts his way to the top
Sophomore David Kain, movement in sports science major, will compete at the 2012 National University Weightlifting Championship at Louisiana State University in Shreveport on April 13 and 14. Kain will be competing in two Olympic events, the snatch and the clean and jerk. / photo by Scott Mirimanian Cindy Vallejo Staff Writer You can see David Kain in class, on the football field and now in the weight... 

Facing, fighting the freshman 15

Nolasco Pesina Staff Writer With late-night study sessions, busy schedules and the new-found freedom to eat and drink what you want, it becomes easy to gain weight. The freshman 15 is something that a lot of students are aware of but do nothing about. “With all these things changing, students don’t know how to handle the stress,” Matt Durant, director of strength and conditioning, said. “Our... 

First Person Experience: Getting fit for the summer

First Person Experience: Getting fit for the summer
Grant Woods, graduate business major and assistant strength and conditioning coach, demonstrates an abdominal workout routine in Ortmayer Stadium. The routine includes a Hindu push-up, squat jumps and high intensity sprinting. / photo by Rafael Anguiano Michael Phillips Staff Writer In less than 10 minutes, beads of sweat were running down my forehead after trying one of Fitness Center and Strength... 
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