April 2014

Recovery Nutrition is a Science

Not long ago, guidelines for what to eat and drink following rigorous exercise or competition consisted of vague suggestions like, “Be sure to drink lots of fluids,” or “Eat a banana.” Few people were certain about which types of fluids or foods were best for recovery, not to mention how much or how often they should be consumed. Recovery...
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CrossFit – The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

    Unless you have been living under a rock for the past 3 years, I am sure you’ve heard about CrossFit.   When looking at an article on CrossFit, one tends to come across multiple negative opinions towards this type of training. Negative remarks concerning all that is in association with the sport, from...
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Why Icing Delays Recovery

March 20, 2014 by Gabe Mirkin, MD   When I wrote my best-selling Sportsmedicine Book in 1978, I coined the term RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression,Elevation) for the treatment of athletic injuries (Little Brown and Co., page 94). Ice has been a standard treatment for injuries and sore muscles because it helps to relieve pain caused by injured tissue. Coaches have used...
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