Protein Recommendations for Strength and Power Athletes

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Can Drop Set Training Enhance Muscle Growth?

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Body Composition Assessment in Sport: DXA

Monitoring body composition in athletes is beneficial for a myriad of reasons. DXA, or dual-energy X-ray absorptometry, is one of many methods that can be used to assess body composition in athletes. How DXA works, its popularity, and sources and margin of error are reviewed in this article.

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Not all time spent sitting is created equally: Associations of context-specific sitting time with markers of cardiometabolic risk in Australian adults

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The Main Reason Why You’re Sleepy on Thanksgiving

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How to Evaluate Change-of-Direction Ability: Using the COD Deficit

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Debunking 5 Myths About Training Load, Injury, and Athletic Performance

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When and How to Implement Resistance Training in Youth

Athlete or not, embarking on a resistance training program is not something that should just happen with a snap of the fingers. The integration of resistance training, in order to optimize youth physical development, requires thought. In this article, I review the research on how and when to integrate resistance training into the lives of children, as well as debunk the myth that resistance training destroys growth plates and stunts growth.

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Short Sleep Duration is Associated with Inadequate Hydration: Cross-cultural Evidence from US and Chinese Adults

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Changes in Kidney Function Do Not Differ between Healthy Adults Consuming Higher- Compared with Lower- or Normal-Protein Diets: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

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Early ACL Reconstruction is Required to Prevent Additional Knee Injury: A Misconception Not Supported by High-quality Evidence

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The Keys to Successful Weight Loss Maintenance

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Got a Minute? This Video Explains How Caffeine Works in One Minute

Early Sport Specialization Part 6: How Organized Youth Sport Affects Family Dynamics

The importance of physical activity in youth cannot be overstated. The myriad of health benefits that come along with physical activity, both mental and physical, are well-documented [1-10]. These benefits include improved self-efficacy, life satisfaction, cardiovascular fitness, bone health and strength, body composition, and improved cognitive and mental health [1-10].

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The Effects of Caffeine on Resistance Exercise Performance: A Review

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Resistance Training Reduces Depressive Symptoms, Meta-Analysis Suggests

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Early Sport Specialization Part 5: Sport Volume Recommendations for Youth Athletes

The combination of sport specialization and high-volume training has been associated with a high rate of overuse injuries in youth athletes. Because of this, multiple medical and professional organizations have recently released position statements warning against specialization and have given recommendations for safe sport participation in youth [1-5].

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7 Coaching Tips to Improve Coach-Athlete Relationships

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Carbohydrate Loading Strategies: Classical vs. Contemporary

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Early Sport Specialization Part 4: 5 Strategies to Prevent Athlete Burnout

Athlete burnout from sport is becoming more prevalent alongside the increasing trend of early sport specialization in youth athletes. In this article, I offer 5 simple strategies to prevent athlete burnout.

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