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5 Athletes Who Made Amazing Comebacks After Debilitating Injuries 0

Posted on February 22, 2020 by Brooke Chaplan

Injuries are almost inevitable in professional sports. However, some of these injuries can be harder to recover from than others. Several athletes have made some fascinating comebacks after pushing through some difficult injuries.

Adrian Peterson

Adrian Peterson

This NFL superstar tore the MCL and ACL in his knee around 2011. As a running back, such injuries could prove catastrophic to Peterson’s career. It wouldn’t be out of the question for fans to wonder if he would ever take to the field again. Fortunately, Peterson didn’t just play the game again. He was also part of the lineup for the Vikings less than a year after suffering what could have been a career-ending problem. This short recovery period comes combined with some great plays from Peterson.

John Orozco

Most people hold Olympic contestants to the highest standard in sports. It is fair to say that gymnast John Orozco is tough and dedicated. However, few fans may know just how driven this athlete is on the mat. Orozco tore his ACL once and his Achilles twice in the span of just five years. Either one of these incidents could have spelled the end for him. However, Orozco won the championship title for the US the same year he tore his ACL.

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What Are the Common Signs of Vitamin Deficiency? 0

Posted on January 15, 2020 by Ronald Mccarthy

The human body needs nutrients to function and operate effectively. Without adequate vitamins and minerals, the human body would not be able to perform its activities at its optimum level. The body needs food to derive its energy. Your food intake is how your body gets all the required nutrients and vitamins.

To ensure that your body stays healthy and keeps working at its best, you need to provide it with several nutrients. You can either get nutrients through supplements from Bulk Nutrients Australia or intake a healthy, well-balanced diet that ensures your body gets all that it needs.

In the article ahead, listed down are a few common signs when your body is indicating a deficiency of vitamins and minerals.  

·    Constant Fatigue and Lethargy:

Our lifestyles have hampered exposure to the sun. We work during the day, in closed offices, and lounge in our homes after work in front of the television. We have minimized our exposure to the sun, and this has caused severe health hazards. The sunlight is one of the most significant sources of vitamin D. Reduced exposure to the sun has caused the majority of the population to suffer from vitamin D deficiency.

A few signs that indicate that you may be suffering from vitamin D deficiency are regular feelings of fatigue. A reasonable level of tiredness and exhaustion after a hectic day of work is a prime example. But if your fatigue does not go away even after a relaxed, good night’s sleep, then you may be dealing with a health problem.

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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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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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Secrets of Writing a Good Sports Management Research Proposal 1

Posted on June 19, 2019 by Alex Buffet
Sports Management and Coaching Science as a Career

The better your research proposal is, the more chances your application has. Sports management sounds like an engaging topic, but at the same time, it is not that easy to write a quality research proposal on it, as, strictly speaking, it is not a theme with an extensive academic background. You should be very careful when it comes to writing proposals, as the material you collect doing it, will come in handy when you write an actual research paper or dissertation. Often, the research paper is a background for your future dissertation, and coming up with a good research proposal, based on quality rationally, with quality described methodology is a key to success for years to come. We asked some experts from research proposal writing service WriteMyPaperHub to share some helpful tips with students.

Clear and Precise Title

There is not much room for creativity here, but still, you should remember that the title should be engaging enough. Your professor or thesis committee are obligated to read your sports management research proposal, but again they will see if you don’t care about the title. Come up with the name of your research proposal, thinking about the broader audience. At the same time, make it very clear and rather simple, so a reader can tell what your key idea is just reading your title, not digging too deeply.

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Common Neck Injuries Sustained in Sports 0

Posted on December 10, 2018 by Jason Smith

neck-1For obvious reasons, you don’t want a neck injury. Not only have many professional athletes sat out whole seasons – or ended their careers – due to necks injuries, but roughly 10 percent of the adult population suffers from stiff, painful necks at any time, impacting their comfort and quality of life.

Working out your shoulders and back, high-impact training like jumping and falling and even just sitting or sleeping improperly can cause problems with your neck. If you want a strong, stable neck, you should know about these common neck disorders – and how to avoid them.

Nerve Problems

The neck is the thinnest part of your body – and it is also where some of the most important nerves in your body reside. Thus, damage to the neck can easily result in nerve problems that result in numbness, reduced function, pain or other issues on other parts of your body. It is possible to develop a pinched nerve in the neck merely by sleeping wrong or turning your head quickly and improperly, but in sports, more serious nerve issues can occur.

Among the worst are stingers and burners, which often occur to football players and other contact-sport athletes. As their name suggests, stingers and burners result in stinging, burning pain as well as an electrical sensation down the arm. When these symptoms last more than a minute or two, it is critical that you see a doctor as you may have a catastrophic neck injury.

Muscle Spasms

Muscle spasms occur in any skeletal muscles that have recently been overused and are feeling fatigued. Dehydration and malnutrition can also result in uncomfortable or painful spasms. High-performance athletes in any sport can suffer spasms, but the solution is simple: rest, hydrate, eat healthily and rest more. Read the rest of this entry →

  • Vintage Athlete of the Month

    • Rocky Colavito: Super Slugger
      March 30, 2020 | 7:24 pm
      Rocky Colavito

      The Sports Then and Now Vintage Athlete of the Month was just the fifth player in Major League Baseball history to have 11 straight seasons with 20 or more home runs, yet could not sustain that greatness long enough to earn a spot in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

      In some sense, the legend of Rocco “Rocky” Colavito Jr. began long before he ever started pounding home runs at the major league level.

      Born and raised as a New York Yankees fan in The Bronx, Colavito was playing semipro baseball before he was a teenager and dropped out of high school at 16 after his sophomore year to pursue a professional career. The major league rule at the time said a player could not sign with a pro team until his high school class graduated, but after sitting out for one year, Colavito was allowed to sign at age 17.

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