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Jayne Appel trains like a Spartan

Former Stanford hoops star Jayne Appel is on a mission: to get fitter and healthier than she's ever been. Appel's intense training regimen includes four days a week at SPARTA, an elite training facility in northern California, where she sweats (and slideboards) alongside some MLB and NFL players.

Updated: March 18, 2011, 11:18 AM ET
By Jayne Appel

In addition to training at Vasper with NASA (more on that revolutionary training in next week's post), I've also been training at a place called SPARTA in Menlo Park, Calif. It's a facility whose scientific philosophy is based on trying to create equal rates between force, rate and time. They are teaching me about angles and techniques that will improve my quickness and efficiency. It has been a very enlightening experience for me, as I've learned about a whole different type of training.

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