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

By |2020-04-14T18:00:31-05:00April 14th, 2020|Fitness, Health, Lifestyle, Overuse, Swimming|

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 on the lungs, people may be wondering about the health and vulnerability of their own lungs - especially athletes. Elite endurance athletes experience a high prevalence of exercise induced asthma (EIA) and bronchial hyper responsiveness (BHR) (7, 8, 10, 11, 15). Exercise induced asthma is caused by airflow obstruction or narrowing of the airway which can be caused by increased [...]

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

By |2020-02-18T11:56:41-05:00February 18th, 2020|Baseball, Fitness, Injury, Overuse, Sports|

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, especially pitchers, can put their arms through the ringer with repetitive and forceful throwing motions. The stress of repeated throwing can cause microtrauma in soft-tissue structures. This puts players at risk for chronic injury (1-4) and excessive stretching of the soft-tissue. Chronic stretching of the anterior capsule and tightening of the posterior capsule can lead to trauma creating instability and [...]

Overtraining – Never Worth the Risk

By |2017-08-22T10:50:29-05:00August 21st, 2017|Health, Lifestyle, Sports, Wellness|

What is overtraining? How does it happen? Most of us worry that we don't spend enough time in the gym. While others may want to consider if they are spending TOO MUCH time there. Did you know there is such a thing as overtraining? It is present in almost every sport. If you spend more time on the treadmill than you spend in your bed, you just might be overtraining! Not to worry, we've got you covered. Below you will learn about overtraining, if you are at risk, and what to do about it. Overtraining is when you are working [...]

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