The risks and rewards of early specialization in sport

BREAKING NEWS: Your Chances at Becoming a Pro Athlete Suck

Okay, I know what you’re thinking. Yes, the title of the article is a bit harsh, but it’s also true.

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Bar-power outputs correlate to sport-specific performance (sprint speed and vertical jump height), compared with traditional 1-repetition maximum (1RM) measures, in elite athletes.

1RM Measures or Maximum Bar-Power Output: Which is More Related to Sport Performance?

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Personalized Daily Carbohydrate Intakes for Optimal Athletic Performance.

Daily Carbohydrate Recommendations for Optimal Athletic Performance

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The Hip in Ice Hockey Part 6: How to Treat Hip Pain (Plus Bonus Section on FAI and Early Sport Specialization)

Groin pain can have a variety of pathologies. It’s extremely important to identify the root of the pain because the specific cause may drastically affect the appropriate treatment for pain relief and return to optimal athletic performance.

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Example resistance training guidelines for maximizing muscle hypertrophy (growth) with resistance training

Evidence-Based Guidelines for Resistance Training Volume to Maximize Muscle Hypertrophy

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Supplement Review: Medium-Chain Triglycerides (MCTs) and MCT Oil

Medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) are exactly what you would think; triglycerides (i.e. fat molecules) with medium molecule chain lengths. Some triglycerides have long chains, containing 13+ carbon atoms, whereas others have short chains containing carbon atom chains of 5 or less. MCTs are right in the middle, and contain 6-12 carbon atoms in their chains [1-4].

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Supplement Review: Dietary Nitrate and Beetroot Juice

In the human body, Nitric Oxide (NO) promotes vasodilation, or widening of the blood vessels, which increases blood flow and reduces blood pressure [1-3]. NO is heavily involved with many physiological processes that affect exercise performance, including the regulation of blood flow, skeletal muscle contraction, and mitochondrial respiration and biogenesis [3-5].

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The Hip in Ice Hockey Part 5: How to Design the Optimal Hip Screening Protocol and Identify At-Risk Athletes

Designing and implementing testing and monitoring procedures to identify athletes who are at increased risk for suffering hip-related pathology is crucial for sustained, high-level, ice hockey performance.

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Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tears in the NFL: Lateral Movement is the Likely Culprit

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Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tears in the NFL: The Majority are Not Caused By Contact

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Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tears in the NFL: Beware of the Pre-Season, the Most Dangerous Time of Year

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The Hip in Ice Hockey Part 4: The Cost of Injury

Having healthy hips is an integral facet of sustained, high-level ice hockey performance. Due to their heavy use in the sport, they are frequently injured. The financial, performance, and time-loss costs can be extremely burdensome.

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Earlier Time to Aerobic Exercise is Associated with Faster Recovery Following Acute Sport Concussion

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Supplement Review: Gotu Kola

Gotu kola, or Centella Asiatica,  is a plant that has, traditionally, been commonly cultivated in Asian countries [1, 2], and is on the Thailand National List of Essential Medicines for its antipyretic (fever reducing) and wound healing properties [3].

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Racing Against Superhuman Robots Improves Athletic Performance in Trained Cyclists

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Resistance Training 1x vs. 2x per Week: What’s the Difference?

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The Hip in Ice Hockey Part 3: The Groin Strain Impostors

There are many core and hip-related injuries that cause groin pain in ice hockey athletes. Although the groin pain is real, a groin strain may not be the primary cause. Here are a few hip pathologies that oftentimes result in groin pain.

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Shakebot Listed as Go-To Resource for Sports Dietitian at American Society for Nutrition (ASN) 2018 Annual Meetings

The American Society for Nutrition (ASN) is a society for professional researchers and practitioners in the field of nutrition.

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Dehydration Associated with Reduced Jump Height in Young Basketball Players

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The Hip in Ice Hockey Part 2: Hip Injury Epidemiology and the Coveted Groin Strain

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