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Special Considerations for Female Athletes

You’ve heard that “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus,” but does this hold true for young athletes? Beyond puberty, we start to see some important differences between young males and females. Female athletes can suffer from specific...

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The Skinny Athlete: Healthy Ways to Gain Weight

I hear this AT LEAST a few times a week: “My son/daughter needs to gain 5-10 pounds of lean muscle weight…can you help?” It’s so important for young athletes to eat plenty of calories; not only are they playing sports, they’re also growing and developing,...

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Power Ice: The Science of Frozen

Power Ice…an “electrolyte ice bar?” Sounds interesting…I came across the Power Ice bar a couple of weeks ago and decided to give it a try. It makes sense, cooling the athlete’s body core temperature before, during and after exercise while providing necessary...

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How to Train and Eat During the Off-Season

Ahhh, summertime…we look forward to it all year, regardless of the weather you live in. No school, crazy schedules, sleeping in (well, for most, not for figure skaters!). This is a time to regroup and refocus, and for many sports, this is the time considered the...

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Creatine

I recently spoke to one of the teams I coach about supplements and there was A LOT of interest in the use of Creatine. Below is a summary of the key points of my talk. What are Ergogenic Drugs Ergogenic Drugs are substances used only to enhance athletic performance....

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