A concussion is an injury to the brain caused by a jarring of the head- either direct or indirect hit to the head. A concussion is in fact a traumatic brain injury.
Each year many athletes sprain their ankles. Some of these are from contact (example: landing on someone’s foot) but many are from a lack of control of the athlete’s body. This comes from poor balance and a lack of hip strength. Most athletes don’t train balance and when we see them at the Epicenter this is an area of deficiency.
If you exercise harder than one hour such as practices and games, stick with your “...ade” drink. If you are a “cramper” then try coconut water with a pinch of salted added since it has extra potassium. If you exercise less than this, water will do but coconut water is an alternative with additional health benefits.
The best way to replenish your glycogen stores is to consume carbohydrate-rich foods within the 30 minutes that follow your workout. Since your blood flow is increased and your muscle cells are more sensitive to insulin right after your workout, you'll get the best results if you consume recovery foods within this time frame.
The reports claim that people had adverse reactions after they consumed Monster Energy Drink, which comes in 24-ounce cans and contains 240 milligrams of caffeine, or seven times the amount of the caffeine in a 12-ounce cola.
Nutrition for athletes has three purposes: 1) maximize initial performance; 2) sustain maximal performance; and 3) rapid recovery. For the female athlete, the menstrual cycle is an additional energy user, so female athletes need to eat both for athletic performance and to maintain a normal menstrual cycle.
Check out these 5 mistakes athletes make that are hurting their performance.
Enough research has been presented so that active people know the importance of healthy eating. Athletes especially should understand the significance of timing fueling around workouts, games and practices for optimum performance.
If I could choose one vegetable that our athletes, clients, parents, etc. would eat each day it would be broccoli hands down. Take a look below at 9 health benefits of this super food.
We have all seen sporting events when athletes do not make routine plays or are way out of position. We wonder “what were they thinking?” Sports psychologists point out that there are some obvious but crucial situations when all athletes are susceptible to mental phases. Here are 5 that you should be aware of at all times.
Athletes often beat themselves up after making mistakes, which doesn't help their confidence. In fact, it's the wrong way to handle mistakes. It hurts their confidence and enjoyment of sports.
The BIGGEST secret to you playing your best when it counts the most is learning how to keep yourself calm and composed. If you allow yourself to get too nervous or too excited right before or during a competition, then your muscles will tighten up, you’ll lose your confidence and your play will go right down the tubes!