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Are You An Endurance Athlete With Overtraining or Adrenal Fatigue? by Roman M. Patient Expert Posted Mon 13 May 2013 1:33am Recently, a very "beat up" triathlete showed me the results of his saliva testing for hormones. They were really low. Even cortisol was low. Cortisol is the stress-release hormone we churn out when exercising and living, and when that drops low, it's a real warning sign that you're so beat up that your adrenal glands simply can't keep up w ... Read on »
Athletes and Anorexia Nervosa: An Elite Athlete's Story by Dr. Sari Shepphird Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted Sat 19 Dec 2009 12:00am On the heels of my last post, which featured guest Blogger Patrick Bergstrom sharing about his experience as a male athlete with anorexia nervosa, we have another athlete's story for us today. Lynn Bjorklund, an elite, record-setting distance runner who writes of her journey in my book, 100 Questions and Answers about Ano ... Read on »
Athletic Models Should Look Athletic - Plus Giveaway!!! (And no, it's not a model smart alecks.) by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted Mon 17 Nov 2008 9:20pm Girl 1: Ugh, do these stripes make my thighs look big? Quick, do the 3/4 Paris Hilton pose! Girl 2: Whatevs, you can totally see my ribs. That's why I get to wear this teeeeeeny little bra. I just hope my girls don't get showy. Girl 1: What I love is how it says "sportswear" and "workout" in really big letters despite the fact that we are doin ... Read on »
Greatest Italian athlete ever is also most photographed naked Italian athlete ever by Roman M. Patient Expert Posted Thu 30 Jul 2009 10:04pm Swimmer Federica Pellegrini proclaimed that she was the greatest Italian athlete ever after setting the tenth world record in the 200-meter freestyle at the world swimming championships in Rome. "With today' s world record, I' ve had 10 world records before I' m 21. I' ve won an Olympic gold medal, two world championship gold medals here. So, ... Read on »
Healthy Athletes are Better Athletes by Eric C. Healthy Living Professional Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 4:30pm Have you ever wondered why elite pitchers like Curt Schilling and Roger Clemens don’t pitch year-round? Simple. They need an off-season to address the imbalances their sports create , and correcting these issues requires a combination of time (rest) and appropriate weight training and targeted flexibility work . Unfortunately, nowaday ... Read on »
Do competitive athletes have a greater chance of developing arthritis than non-athletes? by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 8:12pm Yes; former champion athletes are at higher risk for degenerative arthritis requiring eventual hip and knee replacements, but that doesn’t mean that you should stop exercising. Champion athletes often train through pain and compete when they are injured. You should never do that. Your body talks to you. If your hip or knee hurts when you exerci ... Read on »
A Flexible Athlete is a Better Athlete: Different Techniques for Stretching by Ryan K. Patient Expert Posted Sun 30 Nov 2008 12:15pm How many of you have seen athletes hunched over holding a stretch or bouncing a stretch repeatedly to warm-up?   The main focus of this article is to give you, the athlete, a general understanding of stretching.   But also talk about a newly advanced technique which may be taking a front seat to our common stretches.   There are three main form ... Read on »
Uncoordinated Athletes Are Slower Athletes by Mark D. Healthy Living Professional Posted Mon 29 Dec 2008 4:46pm It is difficult to train your body to move faster if you are uncoordinated....the central nervous system can be trained to make the body move more efficiently and faster. But, in order for this to happen, you must train efficiently and faster during workouts and practices. Just as you must train fast (with correct running mechanics ) to get ... Read on »
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Programming for Athletes vs. Training Athletes by Eric C. Healthy Living Professional Posted Fri 06 Nov 2009 10:00pm A while back, I wrote an article that went into quite a bit of detail on appropriately allocating CNS-intensive stress.  Check it out HERE.  Likewise, a bit later, Mike Boyle introduced a fantastic DVD of a presentation on CNS-intensive training. In hindsight, a lot of the concepts in both my original article and Mike’s DVD are probably best a ... Read on »