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Precision Nutrition: Paleo Pros/Cons

Examining the Pros and Cons of the Paleo Diet

From the Experts at Precision Nutrition

Unless you’ve been living in an actual cave, you’ve probably heard all about the Paleo – or “caveman” – diet.  Maybe you’ve even tried it. A little meat here, some fresh veggies there. Perhaps going grain- or processed-food-free. It’s a cool idea that captures the imagination. But is it healthy? And does it work?

Treating Lace Bite in Skaters

Lace bite can be a debilitating condition affecting both hockey players and figure skaters. The condition is an irritation in the front of the ankle that can affect the skin and tendons. The cause of lace bite is pressure placed on the anterior ankle from either the skate laces or the tongue of the boot. This pressure is increased during skating 

Eating Whole Foods

You have probably heard the recommendation to eat “mostly whole foods” for your health.

But what does it mean to "eat mostly whole foods"?  What are whole foods?  And why are they better for your health?

The Potato Debate

Sweet potatoes vs. potatoes: A nutritional debate fueled by misinformation, baseless ‘superfood’ obsessions, and carbohydrate phobias. Here’s how these tubers compare — and why both deserve a place in your diet.

Mentally Preparing for Return To Play

COVID-19 has led to a worldwide disruption of the sporting industry and has altered many athletes’ demeanors, attitudes, control, and confidence. Has COVID-19 put you in a mental rut? Are you nervous to get back onto the field/court or feel as though this disease has threatened a pillar of your identity?

Preventing Heat Illness

As California sports are allowed to return to practice, it is critical to be aware of the risks of exertional heat illness.  Extended heat exposure, lack of hydration, and high exertion in hot and/or humid conditions can result in life-threatening conditions.  Here are a few tips to beat the heat.

Meal Planning

So you live at a health spa with your own personal chef. You lucky duck, you.  For everyone else… eating well isn’t a freebie. It doesn't happen by accident. It requires a plan.  Eating well is a daily challenge. You have to make it happen with a little anticipation and planning ahead.

Training After a Growth Spurt

As we watch our kids grow up, we see varying stages of their development that excite us. We see them get taller, their feet and hands grow, and they get stronger. With this development, we as parents expect more from our kids. What we tend to forget is that as they physically grow, it takes time for the rest of their bodies to catch up.  With the recent months of reduced activity and more sleep, many parents have seen their kids go through major growth spurts.  So what are we as parents, coaches, and athletic trainers to do?

Choosing a Protein Powder

Thinking of supplementing your diet with a protein powder?  Here are some tips on how to choose the right one for your goals from Precision Nutrition.

Exercise of the Month

Exercise of the Month- Single leg straight leg deadlift variation

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