Listen in: behind the scenes of olympic training with Chris Holder

In honor of the olympics and the training that our athletes undergo for it, we have Cal Poly SLO’s strength and conditioning coach, Chris Holder, explaining the two olympic weight lifts: the snatch and the clean and jerk. Although it is a summer olympic competition, olympians still use these lifts as part of conditioning for …

Studying isn’t always about just hitting the books

Finals is probably the most stressful week in the quarter for college students. The second? Midterms. And it’s that time at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. When midterms roll around, it’s nearly impossible to find a seat in the library or study lounge. Student’s are flipping through pages on their way to class, during meals …

Curling out of Pyeongchang and into the rest of the world

Curling is for Canadians. Here in America, these are common thoughts about the seemingly peculiar olympic sport. As far as we’re concerned, it’s shuffleboard on ice, which actually has a degree of truth to it, however shuffleboard hasn’t yet made it to the olympics. But because curling is featured on international television, it has a …

Peloton has released a new treadmill, but is it better than the ones at Cal Poly?

Yes, the treadmill. Our love-hate relationship. An effective workout, but let’s face it, it’s boring. However, many companies are striving to design a diverse treadmill that keeps you interested and as comfortable as possible. We’ll be examining two models: the Peloton Tread (a recent release), and the Woodway 4Front (a similar treadmill located on campus …