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Importance Of Proper Nutrіtіоn Fоr Athlеtеѕ And Pеrfоrmаnсе

Importance of Good Nutrіtіоn fоr Athlеtеѕ and Sports Pеrfоrmаnсе Nutrition is аn еѕѕеntіаl part of lіvіng a healthy lіfе; this іѕ еvеn more true when соnѕіdеrіng nutrition fоr аthlеtеѕ. Athlеtеѕ whо аrе mоrе асtіvе оr аrе engaged in a ѕроrt need to hаvе a wеll-bаlаnсеd dіеt. Fueling your body with the proper nutrition it needs [...]

By | March 21st, 2018|Fitness, Health|Comments Off on Importance Of Proper Nutrіtіоn Fоr Athlеtеѕ And Pеrfоrmаnсе

Ever Wonder How Far Soccer Players Run During a Match?

In the 2014 World Cup, Business Insider tracked the distance covered by players in the  USA vs. Ghana match.  As you can see from the chart below, USA midfielder Michael Bradley ran the most totaling 7.9 miles in one match.  What really surprised me was USA goalkeeper Tim Howard was tracked running 2.9 miles.  Given [...]

By | March 3rd, 2018|Cardio, Fitness, Health|Comments Off on Ever Wonder How Far Soccer Players Run During a Match?

Dry Needling Therapy  (DNT) Frequently Asked Questions

“Dry Needling Therapy (DNT) is a technique used to treat dysfunctions in skeletal muscle, fascia, and connective tissue, and, diminish persistent peripheral nociceptive input, and reduce or restore impairments of body structure and function leading to improved activity and participation.” American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) 2013 Dry Needling Therapy (DNT) --How to prepare: It is [...]

By | February 23rd, 2018|Health|Comments Off on Dry Needling Therapy  (DNT) Frequently Asked Questions

Top 10 Off Ice Exercises for a Figure Skater

ARSI Movement Systems Using out ARSI Movement System, we suggest these 10 exercises for performance training and injury prevention for a figure skater. We will give you a few more, but these are our favorite and a few reasons why! Check out our video… https://youtu.be/rqQaHlcIkEs A- Activation R- Recruitment S- Stabilization I- Integration   [...]

By | February 15th, 2018|Fitness, Health|Comments Off on Top 10 Off Ice Exercises for a Figure Skater

Is dry needling therapy right for you?

Part I: Dry Needling Therapy Dry Needling is a therapeutic technique in which a small filament needle is used to mechanically disrupt dysfunctional muscle, fascia and connective tissue. The most supported approach targets myofascial active and / or latent trigger points. Active trigger points can cause spontaneous pain, whereas latent trigger points elicit symptoms when [...]

By | February 15th, 2018|Health|Comments Off on Is dry needling therapy right for you?

5 tips to think about when Shoveling:

If you live in Chicago, you will understand why we are posting a snow shoveling entry at the end of January. A surprising amount of injuries occur due to improper shoveling practices.  Shoveling is not a danger in itself, it is dependent on HOW we shovel. As we move into the peak snow season [...]

By | February 9th, 2018|Fitness, Health|Comments Off on 5 tips to think about when Shoveling:

The BRAIN-G Principle

The Brain-G Principle: Rest and Recovery- This takes approximately 7-10 days. According to the NFL’s return-to-participation protocol, a player must rest "until his signs and symptoms and neurological examination, including cognitive and balance tests, return to baseline status." Bike- Once symptoms are controlled and tolerable, an athlete can begin like aerobic exercise. The load is [...]

By | February 6th, 2018|Health|Comments Off on The BRAIN-G Principle

Brandin Cooks Head Injury

Just think, it’s the second quarter of the Super Bowl and one of your best wide receivers goes down. This was the case for Brandin Cooks at this year's super bowl.  For the Patriots, there are resounding gasps in the crowd and along the sideline, while huddles are quickly gathering along the Eagles bench and [...]

By | February 5th, 2018|Fitness, Health|Comments Off on Brandin Cooks Head Injury

How do football players prepare for the Super Bowl?

Let’s face it, the NFL is one of the most injury prone sports and foam rolling can help. It makes sense that the NFL, college, and youth levels can only play once a week during a season. They need six days between just to allow their bodies to recover. In regards to exercises, most people [...]

By | January 31st, 2018|Cardio, Fitness|Comments Off on How do football players prepare for the Super Bowl?

Eat & Stay FIT during Super Bowl Parties

The Super Bowl is a huge sports event, but it’s also one of those things that require a lot of attention and preparation. A lot of people end up drinking and eating way too much during Super Bowl parties. This is why it’s a good idea to prepare some healthy snacks for the upcoming Super [...]

By | January 30th, 2018|Fitness, Health|Comments Off on Eat & Stay FIT during Super Bowl Parties