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 connecting the … [Read more...] about Infrapatellar Strap Reduces Pain In Athletes with Jumper’s Knee
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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 Americans take on high-intensity fitness programs like … [Read more...] about Pre-Season Work: Avoid Overdoing It
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 of dietary nitrates, a … [Read more...] about Athlete’s Kitchen – Sports Nutrition News You Can Use May 2012
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. Perhaps it’s your turn to give … [Read more...] about Water: A Wonderful Performance Enhancer
Lorenzo discusses the common fencing joint injuries plus some ideas on treatment and injury prevention.
Many fencers have experienced, either personally or in a teammate, the devastating effects that an injury can have on training. While traumatic injuries are less common, the inherent asymmetry of the sport, repetitive movements required for many techniques, and sometimes awkward positions required for those same techniques, make fencers more prone to certain types of overuse … [Read more...] about Fencing Elbow and Knee Injuries – Prevention and Treatment