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What Does The Glycemic Index (GI) Mean?

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What Does The Glycemic Index (GI) Mean? The glycemic index has been of interest of diabetics for years and much of the research has been done on this population. Recently the GI has been of interest to the general population. The glycemic index is a classification of a food and how hight or how low […]

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury Prevention

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Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury Prevention The Facts There is a lot of news today about the ACL and athletes. The ACL is one of the most common injuries in the knee among athletes. There is approximately 150,000 ACL injuries just in the U.S alone each year. The female athlete who play sports like basketball […]

Do You Know Your BMI? This Might Help

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(image via UK Metric Association) Do You Know Your BMI? This Might Help Body mass index is used to assess someone’s body composition (the amount to lean tissue to body fat). BMI will compare your body weight to your height to come up with a number that indicates whether you are obese, overweight, normal weight […]

Golf Warm Up Tips To Prevent Back Pain

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Golf Warm Up Tips To Prevent Back Pain Don’t let back pain prevent you from hitting the links this summer. It doesn’t take much to make it an enjoyable and injury free summer for golf (if it ever comes).   1. Warm up before playing First, start with stretching the shoulders, torso, and hips as well […]

Doc, I Think I Hurt My Rotator Cuff

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Doc, I Think I Hurt My Rotator Cuff The rotator cuff is not one muscle but a group of muscle and tendons that surround the shoulder joint. The four muscle that make up the rotator cuff are the Suprapinatous, Infraspintous, Teres Minor, and Subscapularis or SITS muscles. The job of the rotator cuff is to […]

Stretch Or Do Not Stretch, That Is The Question

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Stretch Or Do Not Stretch, That Is The Question There is little to no evidence to suggest that static stretching improves athletic performance, pre or post participation. It is also not proven to prevent muscle soreness or DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness). On the contrary static stretching can have a decrease in force production, power […]

3 Preseason Tips For Pitchers To Improve Their Velocity And Control

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3 Preseason Tips For Pitchers To Improve Their Velocity And Control 1) Instructor find an instructor that has experience in pitching, not just a parent who is a coach or someone who has played at a high level. Being a good pitcher doesn’t mean you are qualified to teach proper throwing mechanics. 2) Video Get […]