Monitoring Training Load: What Tool is Best? Part 2

By |October 28th, 2020|Categories: Athlete Monitoring, Fatigue, Fitness, Injury, Training Load|Tags: , , , |

An international conference was held in 2016, where athletic experts and researchers discussed their findings related to training load. A collective review discussed the pros and cons of key findings shared at the conference. Here, as well as in Part [...]

How Does Fatigue Affect Your Kicking Performance?

By |October 28th, 2020|Categories: Fatigue, Kicking Performance, Lifestyle, Overuse, Soccer|Tags: , , , |

Fatigue can be considered as a contributing factor for reduced coordination and response time in soccer athletes (8, 11, 13). Generally, the negative effects of fatigue are shown in athlete's decline in muscle strength ability and shifts in coordination (8, [...]

Monitoring Training Load: What Tool is Best? Part 1

By |May 20th, 2020|Categories: Athlete Monitoring, Performance models, Sports, Training Load|Tags: , , , |

Athletic testing has become a vital part of the sports community. Monitoring an athlete's performance allows individuals and coaches to assess how the body is handling training and competition. When it comes to deciding which tools and models to utilize [...]

Kinesio Tape: What Does the Science Say?

By |May 18th, 2020|Categories: Athletic treatments, Fitness, Health, Injury|Tags: , , , |

Kinesio tape was invented by Dr. Kenso Kase. It is an elastic therapeutic tape commonly used for athletic injuries, orthopedic, neuromuscular, and medical conditions (9). Kinesio tape gained wide popularity after the 2008 Beijing Olympics, where athletes were seen wearing [...]

Full-Time And Part-Time Dancers: How They are at Risk for Injury

By |April 29th, 2020|Categories: Dance, Fatigue, Health, Injury, Overuse|Tags: , , , , |

Dancers have a very unique career, in that their body significantly directs their career path. Professional dancers place a significant amount of physical and mental stress on their body due to the demands of their career. With classes, rehearsal, performances, [...]

Breathing Problems in Swimmers: The Effect of Training & Your Psyche

By |April 14th, 2020|Categories: Fitness, Health, Lifestyle, Overuse, Swimming|Tags: , , , |

I hope this blog finds you well and healthy! Though COVID-19 continues to impact the world, it is encouraging to see society come together in order to overcome this trial as quickly as possible. With COVID-19 having a great impact [...]

Youth Athletes: Is Their Fatigue Risking an ACL Injury?

By |February 25th, 2020|Categories: Fatigue, Fitness, Injury, Sports|Tags: , , , |

Whether our youth athletes compete for fun or intend on becoming professionals, we enjoy having them participate in sport activities. Their enjoyment, as well as their safety, are our highest priorities. That being said, there are thousands of anterior cruciate [...]

Overuse in Baseball. How to Catch it Ahead of Time.

By |February 18th, 2020|Categories: Baseball, Fitness, Injury, Overuse, Sports|Tags: , , , |

An athlete performs their best when their body is at its best. Therefore, protecting the athlete from overuse injury is (or should be) a primary concern in sports. For baseball players, monitoring the arm is a big deal. Baseball players, [...]

Women Athletics: How Your Sport Affects Your Bone Health

By |February 3rd, 2020|Categories: Baseball, Basketball, Health, Sports, Swimming, Track, Volleyball|Tags: , , , , , , |

Studies suggest women athletics influences change in bone and body composition (3, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13). Furthermore, these changes may be sport-specific (2-5, 8, 10, 11, 13). Every sport has different approaches to training because each sport has different [...]

Can exercise help women age gracefully?

By |January 24th, 2020|Categories: Fitness, Health, Lifestyle, Wellness|Tags: , , , , |

To age gracefully, a desire many women have. But what exactly is aging? If we go to the science, one key process involved in aging is the shortening of telomeres (1). Telomeres function to protect the ends of our chromosomes. [...]

Ladies, is CrossFit too much on the body?

By |January 13th, 2020|Categories: Fitness, Health, Lifestyle, Wellness|Tags: , , |

CrossFit has become increasingly popular, not only among men but women as well. CrossFit is a high-intensity workout program. In addition to improving body composition, it has been shown to improve cardiovascular function in adults (2). However, the effect CrossFit [...]

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