October 15, 2018

When words like healthy, fit, determination, motivated, and will power come to mind, athletes often fit this profile. Athletes are typically idolized for the ability to perform at best mentally and physically in sport and for one’s physique. The link between performanc...

January 20, 2018

Psychological intervention can oftentimes be overlooked in the world of sport. During the process of an athletic recovery, a team of sports medicine professionals work closely together to quickly rehabilitate the athlete back to play. Through the past eight years or so...

August 7, 2017

Overuse Injury

External force that is applied to the human body can impose stress on tissues. The adaption of the stress that is placed on the musculoskeletal tissue is a response from the force of stress. This excessive stress on a tissue is through a single episode or...

August 7, 2017

The Impact of Injury in Sport

Athletes that sustain injury in sport may encounter obstacles that can bring about depression and several other revolving issues that may negatively factor into their psyche; consciously and unconsciously. “Whether you’re a professional hoc...

July 25, 2017

Nutritional Quackery

More often than not, people want to hear things that are too good to be true, and most of the time the false information plays on the human's emotions. Nutritional quackery is one of the most successful topics in stores, books, and online. Individua...

July 25, 2017

High Altitudes

It can be extremely rewarding to successfully reach the summit of a high altitude hike. The achievement will be a memory of a lifetime, and the surrounding views can motivate an athlete to desire the interest of conquering it again in the future. Choosing...

July 25, 2017

Carbohydrates

“Attention, runners! Repeat after us: Carbs are good for me. In fact, carbohydrates aren’t just nutritious in the days leading up to a big race like a marathon- they’re essential” (Hall, 2015, para. 1). Most endurance runners understand the basic concept o...

July 25, 2017

Body Weight

Some athletes can not pursue sport effectively without cutting weight. Athletes that carry more weight are prone to injury while performing sport specific tasks. Boxers and wrestlers weigh in the day before their big tournament, and in order to fight in a sp...

July 25, 2017

Anabolic Steroids

Steroids prescribed by healthcare providers are often times used for medical purpose, and to alter or treat disease. Medical issues such as, hormonal delay (delayed puberty), muscle loss that is caused by cancer and AIDS undergo treatment with anabolic...

July 25, 2017

Strength and conditioning coaches primarily work with athletes to help improve a skill in a sport. These coaches work with not one specific area of sport, but within several sports that are complete opposites. While training an athlete's overall performance, principles...

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