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Test your 'ups' with W's fit challenge

Test your 'ups' with W's fit challenge

Originally Published: July 29, 2011
By Dana Sullivan Kilroy

When professional skateboarder and four-time X Games gold medalist Elissa Steamer lands her gravity-defying tricks at X Games 17 this week, spectators will marvel at how the petite skater (she's just 5-foot-4) can get major air. Her secret: explosive strength, the ability to expend energy -- power -- in one strong and forceful movement.

But even sports that keep you closer to the ground require this type of power. So you will likely benefit from a power boost whether you play ...

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