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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Resistance Training Improves a Plethora of Health Parameters in the Elderly

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The Hip in Ice Hockey Part 1: The Role of the Hip and Non-contact Injuries in Sport

Sporting injuries can be caused by contact (e.g traumatic) or non-contact (e.g overuse) mechanisms in nature, with contact injuries more often being associated with extrinsic risk factors, which are out of the control of the athlete in a single, identifiable incident [1-5].

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An Overview of Common Dietary Assessment Methods Used with Athletes

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Prior Night’s Sleep and Training Load Impact Perceived Well-Being the Next Day in Young Athletes

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Heart Rate Variability (HRV) in Sport: A Review of the Research

Most athletes and sport science personnel understand the importance of recovery after exercise, which is defined as the return of body homeostasis after training to pre-training or near pre-training levels [28].

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Practical Nutrition Strategies to Improve Post-Game Recovery

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