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Ingraham gives cold weather tips to summer sport fans

IngrahamS-2011.jpgDr. Stacy Ingraham, lecturer in the School Kinesiology, provides winter options for warm weather athletes in an article in the Star Tribune. In the piece, "Winter ice breakers for fans of summer sports," Ingraham suggests that warm weather athletes like golfers select indoor activities that target the key muscle groups associated with their sport. For example, golfers can spend time in the weight room, strengthening their backs.

Ingraham also warns summer sport participants that they may need to lower their expectations in the winter months since motivation is affected by the lack of daylight. She suggests winter workouts can help create a baseline for future goals. "At least you have a starting point when spring comes," she said.

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