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COFFEE for Athletes: GOOD and BAD

Posted on 17 May, 2017 at 20:20 Comments comments (2)

COFFEE consumption can have many GOOD benefits for your body , BUT...they come with some very serious WARNINGS specially for ATHLETES.

In a few words coffee " aids athletic performance", BUT...create PROBLEMS in Connective Soft Tissue and SLOWS down HEALING after INJURIES...Please watch the video from the beginning to the end. There is so much more VERY USEFUL info on it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCHeQs6nUFo


Managing FRESH INJURIES

Posted on 1 June, 2016 at 9:25 Comments comments (0)

Managing FRESH INJURIES:

 

ICE soothes inflamed, swollen tissues which helps reduce the pain and swelling accompanying a FRESH injury.

 

The sooner you ice an injury the better. Your goal should be to begin icing within five minutes.

 

Normally you’ll want to apply ICE for 20 minutes, then allow the area to rest without ice for 20 minutes. Repeat this process as much as possible during the first 48 to 72 hours following injury to relieve swelling and inflammation pain.

 

When HEAT Is the Right Choice ???

 

For muscle spasms, CHRONIC PAIN and other non-immediate injuries, USE HEAT. Heat relaxes tight muscles whereas cold tends to lead to further contraction.

 

ANY other SUGGESTIONS from your own experience- Leave COMMENTS BELLOW ????