Injuries and Overtraining for Athletes

Injuries and Overtraining for Athletes

Athletes are programmed to single-mindedly strive towards one goal; a big game, a personal best or the finals.They push themselves to the limits of their physical capabilities day-in day-out. In an athlete’s mind nothing maters more than achieving that goal and being a winner. True athletes don’t take short cuts at any point, their success is their success an attributed to nothing else. It takes hard work, blood, sweat and tears to achieve your goals. Lance Armstrong said, “The critics always ask me what I’m on? What am I on?…

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Patriots Rookie Brandon Spikes Under Investigation

Patriots Rookie Brandon Spikes Under Investigation

[ad#Google Adsense-2] Brandon Spikes’s Chatroulete video is under investigation. Late Tuesday, his agent confirmed it to be Spikes with news confirming Spikes is now under NFL investigation under the personal conduct policy. Sex tapes of celebrities is a seems to be a trend of late. The latest sex video webcast, published by WorldStarHipHop is supposed to be with Brandon Spikes, former Florida Gator and current NFL star now with the Patriots in New England. There has been no confirmation if the man in the video is actually Brandon Spikes. Brandon…

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Power testing for Paintballers and Sprinters

Power testing for Paintballers and Sprinters

Why do we test athletes? Simply: the more that is known about their performance, the easier it is for them to improve. If a sprinter’s 100m times have plateaued, the likelihood is that it will be a case of the amount of power their muscles can generate or how effectively that power is transferred to the track. The wider our understanding of the sprinter’s performance attributes, the easier it is to pinpoint problems and make adjustments. The same applies to paintballers, why shouldn’t it? If a corner runner is repeatedly…

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Compartment Syndrome, Rhabdomyolysis, Albert Haynesworth Diagnosed

Compartment Syndrome, Rhabdomyolysis, Albert Haynesworth Diagnosed

Albert Haynesworth of the Washington Redskins, has rhabdomyolysis which sidelined Haynesworth in practice last week. The condition causes the rapid breakdown of skeletal muscle due to injury to muscle tissue. Under extreme circumstances the like extremely hot weather, a person could have large amounts of muscle breakdown, according to Dr. Lynne P. Yao, chairman-elect of the National Kidney Foundation. This week, a more serious variant of Rhabdomyolysis, compartment syndrome occured in 30 high school football players in McMinnville, Oregon. All were sent to the hospital and evaluated, 14 were admitted…

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France Defeated by Team USA, 86-55

France Defeated by Team USA, 86-55

After a slow start, trailing France late the the first period, the US came back for the win. Creating turnovers, and several fast-break opportunities shows that Team USA can do, even though many feel the US team is not as good. Rudy Gay lead the team with 19 points while Durant added 14 points. Coach Mike Krzyzewski is pleased with the teams progress, but is still lacking upfront. Krzyzewski lead the 2008 Olympic gold metal and 2006 world championship bronze metal teams. Team members, Kevin Durant, Chauncey Billups and Derrick…

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Duston Johnson Disqualified at PGA Championship

Duston Johnson Disqualified at PGA Championship

Duston Johnson made a mistake that cost him about 1.1 million. He put his iron in the sand. Should he have know better, were the officials fair? The PGA officials were blasted for their ruling, but rules are rules. Johnson should have known what the rules were before starting the game. Instead he played the hole without thinking putting his iron in the sand, not once but twice. The officials didn’t punish him on the spot. After completing the bad shot, he left the green and the officials watched the…

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Youth Olympics, Japan’s Sato Wins First Gold

Youth Olympics, Japan’s Sato Wins First Gold

Competing in the women’s triatholon, Sato won the first gold in the inaugural Youth Olympics with a comfortable victory. The 12 day competition featured 3,600 athletes, ages 14 to 18 and from 204 countries competing in 26 sports, In Singapore. In the race, Sato finished in 1 hour, 49 seconds, Australian Ellie Salthouse in second at 1:01:04, and American Kelly Whittley turned in third at 1:01:48. The triathlon finished up with a 750 meter swim, cycling 20 kilometers and ran 5 kilometers. British Diver, Tom Daley announced that he may…

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New Dress rules for Olympics, Wimbledon Waives all- White Dress

New Dress rules for Olympics, Wimbledon Waives all- White Dress

The 2012 Olympics is changing its wardrobe, with Wimbledon waiving the all-white dress rune for the Tennis competition at the London Games. The Grand Slam even, will still be predominately white clothing, but that changes for the Olympics. All England Club chief executive Ian Richie said they want to be supportive to the Olympic organizers. Mr. Richie hopes that the Olympic games will be its own competition, and not similar to the championships. Some of the other changes are the seating arrangements. In Centre court will be filled with International…

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Reds and Cards ..Bench Clearing Game

Reds and Cards ..Bench Clearing Game

Tempers flared during the meet on Tuesday between St. Louis and Cincinnati. Both team managers were ejected from the game. The two teams will meet again for the series finale on Wednesday. Locked in a dead heat, with the Cardinals pulling out as victory in Tuesday’s game. St. Louis is now 9-5 against Cincinnati. The Reds will work hard to regain control of the National League Central Division, and will not meet with St. Louis again until the final series in early September. Cincinnati will have Bronson Arroyo pitching in…

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France to Heal Wounds from World Cup

France to Heal Wounds from World Cup

New coach for France, Laurent Blanc, attempts to heal the wounds of the French loss at the World Cup in South Africa. The France squad’s image was severely damaged when several players were dropped for their actions of a training strike in South Africa. Because of the dropped players, a new team was assembled and consequently a loss in the first round for the second year in a row. Blancs’ removal of these players is seen as a statement of non tolerance for bad behavior. Blanc wants to mend the…

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