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The Importance of Sports College Life 0

Posted on December 01, 2019 by Denis Morris

We are all aware that exercise is essential in daily life. However, not all of us are aware of the seriousness of this exercise to a student. Our bodies as humans are designed to move and stay active at all times. When we do not do so, we develop health and mental problems because the biological functions and chemical reactions that should take place in the body stagnate.  Actually, for students, especially college students with stressful majors, sports and exercise, serve as one of the significant college hacks for better grades.  It keeps the body and mental health of a student on point enabling them to perform better in their studies

Why is good health important to a student?

Good health enables a student to perform the strenuous mental and physical activities that come with the school curriculum with ease. A healthy student can sleep better, meaning that he or she gets ample rest improving his or her overall wellness, making them feel more relaxed and readier to process all the knowledge being dissipated in the classroom.

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Doping in Sports – The Role of Anabolic Steroids 1

Posted on November 16, 2019 by Sujain Thomas

Sponsorship in sports has changed the way athletes, fans, and coaches look at sports, which has now turned fiercely competitive than ever before. With huge money flowing into sports events, the expectations of fans have skyrocketed. Sportsmen and coaches are trying to win all the time because today winners take it all. Recognition, scholarships, and dream contracts await the winners, while there the second places are just gallant losers. Coaches must keep on winning to hold on to their jobs or else lose it. Consequently, athletes and coaches are ready to go to any extent for winning and do not mind taking high risks like using steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs to gain a competitive edge through enhanced performance. 

Winning at any cost

The urge to succeed with an eye on the largesse of rewards and contracts that run into millions of dollars drive sportsmen to up their risks very much because they want to win at any cost. 98% of athletes admit that they are open to using steroids and similar drugs to enhance performance, provided they do not face any penalty. In another interesting disclosure, 50% of athletes were even ready to put their lives at stake in the long run if drugs help in winning without penalty. They are ready to use drugs even if they know that they could die after 5 years.

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Attention Athletes: Tips And Tricks To Take Your Game To The Next Level 0

Posted on November 11, 2019 by Daniel Bailey

Elite athletes are extremely detail-oriented which allows them to improve at much faster rates than their peers. While talent does play a role in this, the consistent work ethic of athletes also needs to be noted. Working hard is not always enough as working intelligently is just as if not more important. Far too many athletes complete workouts due to them being “hard” even though they have no practical application to their sport. This can help an athlete mentally as they got through a tough workout so these workouts are not valueless. The following are tips that can help an athlete push their game further than their peers have imagined about going.

Utilize Video Feedback

The luxury of having great feedback through video is one that this generation of athletes can take advantage of. Being able to play this back to correct form while lifting weights or showing an athlete what happens when they drop their hips or do not bend their knees during gameplay. Most friendly people at the gym are going to be willing to tape you once or twice. Some tools can help you prop up your phone making it easy to record themselves. Getting feedback is as easy as posting the video on social media with certain hashtags. Social media sports “experts” do not always have great advice so it will be something an athlete has to sift through to find the valuable feedback.

Use Kickboxing Or MMA For Conditioning

There is a vast number of athletes that use kickboxing or MMA as a form of conditioning. The need for flexibility can make it perfect for athletes of any sport with various NFL stars utilizing a form of martial arts as an offseason training tactic. Elite MMA that offers Houston Jiu Jitsu classes notes martial arts can help a person “Learn to use body mechanics such as footwork, core mobility, and blazing hand speed in a safe and fun-filled environment.” Grip strength is immensely important in many sports which can be trained through wrestling and ground work done at MMA classes. If you are an athlete and have not considered adding martial arts for mental/physical training it is time to go check a class/gym out.

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4 Sports That Cause the Most Feet Injuries 0

Posted on November 02, 2019 by Brooke Chaplan

Feet injuries can be a real problem for athletes. Losing the ability to properly support your weight and move around can be both physically and mentally frustrating. Each specific sport comes along with its own potential risks for various foot-related injuries. Here are 4 sports that cause the most feet injuries.

Football

Football is a very physically demanding sport for all those involved. Whether you’re playing on the front line or are out receiving, this sport requires you to be on your toes. Some of the most common foot injuries in this sport include lateral ankle sprains, deltoid complex avulsion, Achilles ruptures, jones fractures, syndesmotic diruption, turf toe, and lisfranc injuries. Stretching beforehand and avoiding overuse are your best measures of precaution when dealing with injuries to the feet.

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CBD Oil Helps With Post Exercise Recovery. See How 0

Posted on October 26, 2019 by John Harris

Recovery from a strenuous workout can often be a bit of challenge. One product that some have identified as helping with recovery is CBD oil.  

CBD is one of many compounds, known as cannabinoids, in the cannabis plant. There has been significant research around the therapeutic uses of CBD.

CBD oils are oils that contain concentrations of CBD. The concentrations and the uses of these oils vary.

According to CBDKyro among the potential uses are helping people quit smoking and to treat heroin addiction. Some also have used it to help reduce cramping after workouts.  This article has a section in it on this topic.

The popularity of CBD tincures has been especially growing in recent years. According to DailycbdMag the excitement around CBD oil in the current market can be traced back to the story of  a child named Charlotte, who suffered from an extreme form of epilepsy.

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How to Stay Fit Even During Vacations 12

Posted on July 24, 2019 by Roxanne Hoffman

When people go on vacations, they sometimes also take a break from their fitness routine. The issue with this, it could be difficult to slide back into the routine once the vacation is over. It would be like starting from scratch. It’s like you’re back to square one again.

It’s also quite understandable why people take a break from the routine during the trip. It could be impractical because of the equipment and the limited space. You may be using equipment that is impossible to bring along during your trip or not that easy to find in your destination. Your itinerary might also be jam-packed so it’s kind of tricky to squeeze in your exercise time.

However, if you want to stay fit during your trip – you could still do that. It certainly has its advantages. You’re not exactly back to zero on your fitness level when you get back from vacation. Also, exercise gives you more strength for the duration of the trip.

And as a bonus, it’s to balance out all the eating we did on vacation. The truth is, we do love to eat during travel – because why not? Part of the experience is enjoying also the food of the place. When you stay fit during the trip, you feel less guilty about over indulging.

So how does one remain fit during their vacation?

Plan beforehand. – This is a crucial step if you plan to stay active during your trip. While being spontaneous is also exciting, you must have an understanding of your destination.

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      Earl Morrall

      In a career that started in 1956 and ended in 1976, the Sports Then and Now Vintage Athlete of the Month was never really a leading man, but he seemed to be part of the supporting cast for many huge moments in NFL history.

      The second overall pick in the 1956 NFL Draft out of Michigan State, Earl Morrall joined a San Francisco 49ers team that already included the famous “Million Dollar Backfield” of Y.A. Tittle, Hugh McElhenny, Joe Perry and John Henry Johnson.

      Morrall started four games during his rookie season, but just before the start of the 1957 season was traded along with guard Mike Sandusky to the Pittsburgh Steelers in exchange for linebacker Marv Matuszak and two first-round draft picks.

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