Eating Before, During, & After Exercise

Here’s some brief insight into what, why, and when to eat. How you do it is your call. Like most things, this will depend on your goals. If you have performance-related goals, eating before and after exercise is critical. If you’re just recreationally active, you probably don’t need to be all that concerned about this stuff, as long Read more about Eating Before, During, & After Exercise[…]

IN YOUNG ATHLETES, OVERTRAINING MAY BE AS MUCH MENTAL AS PHYSICAL

One of our favorite topics to discuss here on the blog is overtraining: it’s so bad for athletes, and it’s so avoidable. And it’s especially bad in younger athletes. They just aren’t developed enough physically or psychologically to adequately respond to and recover from overtraining. It’s estimated that as many as 30% of adolescent athletes Read more about IN YOUNG ATHLETES, OVERTRAINING MAY BE AS MUCH MENTAL AS PHYSICAL[…]

Do We Spend Too Much On Youth Sports?

“If they can pay, they can play.” That’s the mantra of tournament organizers and club coaches. And I’m not making it up. According to the Families in Sports Lab at Utah State University, the first group of researchers to investigate these trends, the average family spends around 2% of their yearly income, or $1000, on sports. But Read more about Do We Spend Too Much On Youth Sports?[…]

Don’t Let Your Kid Play Just One Sport

Instead, force them to play every single sport. Wait, don’t do that either. But one sport per season is not only completely feasible, there is good reason to believe it’s the best plan for long-term success in athletics, or fitness, or health, or life. You gotta think long-term! Kids are not the same as adults. Read more about Don’t Let Your Kid Play Just One Sport[…]

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