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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

Dynamic vs Static Stretching

Which way of stretching is better? Dynamic or static stretching?

 

Limiting Injuries When Returning to Organized Sports

After spending time away from organized activities, there will be an understood eagerness to quickly return to previous levels of practice and competition. That being said, young athletes and performers are best protected by 

SKITTLES GOT IT RIGHT WHEN MARKETING “TASTE THE RAINBOW!”

The vibrant colors of fruits & veggies aren’t only nice to look at. They also tell us which special disease-fighting phytonutrients are inside. Most people don’t get enough phytonutrients.  Learn what the phytonutrients do. And how much of each you need to fight disease and stay stronger for longer. These “color deficiencies” increase our risk 

The Power of Antioxidants

With many athletes currently in isolation due to COVID-19, helping them adjust their nutrition — including adding antioxidants — is key.

 

Now that we are basically on lock down, I’m trying to catch up on all the reading and education I’ve been unable to get done in the recent past. I’m came across a timely article by Lisa Dorman in Training and Conditioning. Lisa Dorfman, MS, RD, CSSD, LMHC, aka "The Running Nutritionist," 

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