Being injured is one of the hardest parts of being an athlete. If you are unable to exercise due to broken bones, knee surgery, stress fracture, or concussion, you may wonder: What can I eat to heal quickly? How can I avoid getting fat while I’m unable to exercise? Should I be taking supplements? This [...]
Seeds and grains are health-enhancing choices to include in your sports diet, their nutritional value can sometimes get exaggerated. The following information offers a perspective on some “trendy” foods that are getting mainstreamed
common games and activities such as hopscotch, jumping rope and jumping jacks can also be characterized as plyometrics
Teaching coaches the early warning signs of developing heat illness makes a huge step toward prevention.
SAN FRANCISCO – Constant jumping, acceleration and deceleration can be harmful to the patellar region over time. For athletes who jump and land repeatedly, such as basketball and volleyball players, overuse commonly results in patellar tendinopathy. The condition is more commonly referred to as jumper’s knee, an injury to the patellar tendon, the cord-like tissue [...]
Are you overdoing your “get in shape” fitness routine? It’s one thing to marvel at the Olympic paragons of Gabby Douglas, Missy Franklin, or Usain Bolt. It’s another to dive into a demanding physical regimen as if you’re an athlete when you haven’t been properly trained. But that may very well be happening as countless [...]
More than 450 members of SCAN, the nation’s largest professional group of Sports & Cardiovascular Nutritionists (SCANdpg.org), convened in Baltimore (April 2012) to celebrate SCAN’s 30th birthday and learn the latest sports nutrition news. Here are a few highlights to help you eat to win! Beets, as well as rhubarb and arugala, are rich sources [...]
Water is a wonderful performance enhancer. When a star U Conn basketball player took the advice of his sports nutritionist Nancy Rodriguez RD and started drinking enough to consistently void a light-colored urine, he was amazed at how much better he felt all day. Unfortunately, too many athletes overlook the power of this essential nutrient. [...]
Lorenzo discusses the common fencing joint injuries plus some ideas on treatment and injury prevention.
We have all twisted an ankle or pulled a muscle at some time. But many of us are not sure what to do when this happens. This article discusses these basic types of injury and information regarding injury first aid and rehabilitation. In fencing, sprains and strains are the most common injuries. According to a [...]