Former Heavyweight Boxer Tommy Morrison Dies

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Former Heavyweight boxer Tommy Morrison has passed away.

He died late Sunday at an Omaha, Nebraska hospital. He was 44-years-old.

There was no cause of his death, however, Morrison’s wife, has released that he died of respiratory and metabolic acidosis as well a multiple organ failure.

When Morrison was alive he went through controversy by being positive for HIV in February 1996. His mother Diana told ESPN that Morrison was dying of AIDS.

After he was diagnosed with HIV, Morrison had his personal doctor do a test and indeed it came out that he was HIV positive.

Morrison had admitted that he contracted the disease from a “promiscuous lifestyle.” He also said:

“I lived a permissive, fast and reckless lifestyle. I hope I can serve as a warning that living this lifestyle can really lead to only one thing and that’s misery. The only sure prevention of this disease is abstinence. This disease does not discriminate, and that is very, very clear to me now.”

In a recent ESPN story, it was said that Morrison was kept alive through a feeding tube and ventilator.

We here at Fit With Fallon give our condolences to the family of Tommy Morrison.

Fitness Correspondent: Hannah Townsley

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How Sports Drinks Can Boost Your Workout Performance

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Who would have ever thought that a sports drink can help boost performance aside from quenching your thirst?

According to a study by the University of Central Lancashire, gargling and spitting out a sports drink can give you a better workout.

The study showed that cyclists who swished with carbohydrate-rich sports drinks covered more distance and felt less tired.

Study author Lindsey Bottoms says:

“When performing high-intensity exercise lasting less than 60 minutes, using a carbohydrate rinse for 5-10 seconds can improve performance. It could potentially allow you to train harder.”

How it works: Brain scans show that specific regions light up when carbs are in your mouth. The longer you rinse, the more time the carbs have to stimulate sensors in your brain. Bottom explains that it is really a mind trick.

“The concept of mouth rinse supports the idea that the brain is very much playing a key role in fatigue,”

Swishing boost your workout performance 2% and also helps prevent indigestion which people often experience from swallowing carbohydrates during a workout. This study proves to work on short term workouts.

So the next time you get that sports drink, instead of gulping it down, try a gargle.

Fitness Correspondent: Hannah Townsley

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Former NFL Player Jeff Saturday’s Post Retirement Weight Loss

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Retirement is doing a body good, literally…That is for former NFL player Jeff Saturday.

It is the norm for NFL players to pack on the weight after being away from the sport, but that is not the case for Saturday.

Just recently, Saturday was at a Football event looking rather lean. It was reported by ESPN that Saturday weighed 295 pounds last season, but now weighs in at about 230-240 pounds. Not bad for retirement.

Great job Saturday, hope you will make that come back to league!

Fitness Correspondent: Hannah Townsley

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Kobe Bryant Shows Off Achilles Tendon Surgery Scar

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NBA Laker player Kobe Bryant seems to be in high spirits and good health after posting a pic on his Facebook page to show a pic of his surgery scar.

In April, Laker #24 underwent surgery after tearing his Achilles tendon on his left leg.

It has been three months since the surgery, but Bryant is up  and walking, and his really looking forward to returning to the court.

So far while rehabilitating, he has attended promotional trips, and even makes time for fans.

We just hope that he is taking his exercising lightly while recovering from the surgery.

Good luck Kobe, we can’t wait to see you on the courts next season!

Fitness Correspondent: Hannah Townsley

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NBA Player Rudy Gay Dishes In On His Vision Problems

20130722-182927.jpg We all know when it comes to playing the game of Basketball, the drill is hand/eye coordination. NBA player Rudy Gay dishes in on how his vision affected the way that he played last season. The unbelievable shooting stats that Gay received were 42.5 percent on the floor, 36 percent from midrange, and 33.6 percent from 3 point lead, all a result from his failing vision from his left eye. He admitted, “I did have vision problems. Actually, it was terrible. I could hardly get my license.” Gay had an operation on his eye earlier this summer, which wasn’t a normal operation. He had to patch up his eye and take eye drops, something he really dreaded doing. Sounds painful! Gay adds, “I had to do it. It’s crazy because as much work as I’m putting in working on my shot, if I come back shooting [a better] percent from the three-point line, everybody’s gonna say it’s cause of my vision, not the hard work I’m putting in.” The good thing is, Gay will be returning to the courts next season. We give a big congrats to him on the bounce back and not giving up! Fitness Correspondent: Hannah Townsley Photo Credit: Google Via Yahoo! Sports

NBA Player Leondro Barbosa Trains After Injury

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The past five months have been unfortunate for Brazilian NBA player Leandro Barbosa.

First, tearing his anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during his game against the Charlotte Bobcats, then being traded to the Washington Wizards, and finally experiencing his contract expire.

What else can the former Boston Celtics player face? Well his attitude is not focusing on the negative, but just having pure motivation!

The 6 foot 3 Barbosa is not taking no for an answer, but just getting back in the game by training. Although he is a free agent, he has been working out by doing lateral movement and leg exercises.

Tune in to the motivating video below via Yahoo! Sports of Barbosa training to get back into the game. He does plenty of cardio and strength training exercises to get his body back into game mode. If you think you can’t accomplish your fitness goals, think again!

Good luck, Barbosa! We look forward to seeing you out on the courts!

Fitness Correspondent: Hannah Townsley

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Video: Via Yahoo! Sports