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Big turnout at 'The Edge"

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    Close to 200 students shook off the cobwebs of summer vacation and made the trek to the Sulphur Springs multi-purpose building this morning for the first day of “The Edge” conditioning program.

    The two-hour program began Monday and will continue through July 24. Students in the activity will workout Monday through Thursday each week at the high school. They will go through a variety of weight lifting and conditioning drills under the guidance of coaches.
    Greg Owens, Sulphur Springs ISD athletic director, welcomed the athletes to the activity saying, “You will get out of it what you put into it. If you do the work, you will get better and this will help you in whatever sport you are in. But it is all up to you.”
    Owens told the group “The Edge” will be a daily activity which will increase in intensity in two weeks.
    “We will guide you and help you, but we won’t hold your hand,” Owens said.
    The coach also spoke about the importance of nutrition during the summer.
    “You need to come up here with something in your stomach. You can’t exercise for two hours with nothing in the tank,” Owens said. “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. You need something like toast, oatmeal or yogurt.”
    Owens also told the campers they need to stay hydrated and the best thing to drink is water. He suggested each person drink at least one to one and a half gallon of water.
    “After the workout, you need to take care of yourself,” Owens said. “You need to put something back in your system like chocolate milk or a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.”




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