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Resistance Band Speed Exercises from Stack
If you are an athlete, it is highly recommended that you do some resistance band speed exercises. This is because they help condition your body so you can increase your acceleration, anaerobic endurance, and power for your lower body. Four of them are the 10-yard acceleration sprint, resisted lateral shuffle, resisted broad jumps, and resisted endurance sprint. All of these drills are explained further here in the article by Stack, a multimedia company that provide information, tools, products and services to athletes and fitness enthusiasts. This includes the step-by-step procedure, the number of sets and repetitions.

Increasing Endurance with Sports Energy Drinks and Other Fluids
If you are going to exercise for more than 25 minutes, according to This article, you can increase your endurance by drinking fluids. If you are going to exercise for more than 45 minutes, you can increase your endurance with sugared drinks, which provide a quick source of calories. Sugared drinks such as fruit juices, soft drinks and sports drinks can be absorbed just as rapidly as water. There is more useful information about sports drinks in this article, including a chart that compares sports drinks and other fluids for exercise in hot weather.

Michigan Association of Chiropractors
This is the official website of The Michigan Association of Chiropractors. The first part explains the education and examinations needed to become a Doctor of Chiropractic (DCs) along with their job description s as efficient health professionals. Research shows that low-back pain (LBP) is the most expensive source of workers' compensation cost in North America. The site also includes a couple of summaries of studies that indicate that chiropractic care is more effective than medical treatment when it comes to chronic pain. This includes a comprehensive LBP analysis (Manga Report) commissioned by the Ontario Ministry of Health. If you're looking for a chiropractor Los Angeles, see Cooper Chiropractic Wellness Center on the West side of Los Angeles.

Weight Training for Bicyclists
When bicycling season is over and the weather is getting cold, this article on the Bicycling section of is a sure-fire hit to help you stay fit and build leg strength. Winter is a time to take a break from serious mileage, but keeping your body from atrophying can be a challenge. Many coaches have been keeping cyclists in the gym from late October until March; which is fine, but you don't want to bulk up by doing low repetitions of very heavy weights. Instead, this website suggests higher repetitions of lighter weights. Information includes which exercises to do in various months, and it also shows various sports training exercises to maintain fitness during the winter.

Monitoring Heart Rate Training Zones
Heart rate training zones are calculated by taking into consideration Your Maximum Heart Rate (MHR) and your Resting Heart Rate (RHR). Within each training zone subtle physiological effects take place to enhance your fitness. This website includes information about the various training zones, so you can see which one you fall into while you're training and monitor your progress. You can even calculate your heart rate and see which zone you fall into with a calculator that lets your plug your individual numbers in.

Fueling for Tomorrow: The 3 Rís to Recovery
This article on blog discusses the chemical reactions in ones body that interact and tells what to do to stay at optimal performance. Bonking, as commonly referred to by runners, swimmers and bicyclists, is when you start to lose the ability to concentrate and ultimately feel disoriented and overly fatigued. It occurs when energy intake does not meet the expenditure and glycogen storage plummets to an extremely low level. To combat bonking, try to take in 1-2 grams of carbohydrate per kilogram of body weight per hour. This can be accomplished by drinking 4-8 ounces of a 6-9 percent carbohydrate solution every 15 minutes and eating energy bars or gels. Sodium is another important factor that triathletes should be keen on. The balance between water and salt in the body is altered when salt is lost through perspiration. Salt levels in the body are diluted when we hydrate to compensate for the loss of water, which happens while exercising, but not for loss of electrolytes, by drinking plain water or a carbohydrate/ electrolyte energy drink without a high enough concentration of sodium.

10 Smart Snacks for Athletes
It's a common mistake for athletes to believe they can eat whatever they want, according to this page on Appetite for Health, and Nothing could be further from the truth, it says, because you will pay the price if you eat and drink non-nutritional food and beverages. Major breaks happen when athlete are carefuly minding what they eat and drink, it claims. The article offers a list of 10 great sports snacks recommended by Christine Rosenbloom, Ph.D., R.D., CSSD, a leading sports dietitian who has worked with collegiate and professional athletes for more than 20 years. It also provides explanation for why these snacks are recommended. The snacks include almonds, cereal & milk & fruit, Greek yogurt with fruit, fig or date bars, fresh fruit with low-fat cheese, low-fat chocolate milk, peanut butter sandwich, pistachios, popcorn sprinkled with parmesan cheese, and trail mix.


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