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How to Handle Pain (and Stress) via @LashindaDemus
by Official Website of Lashinda Demus - Go Woman Go
posted November 14, 2014 at 7:14pm

  Ever since I starting running track at 5 years old, pain has accompanied me in my training and my competitions. So I decided at an early age that: Pain is something that I can’t avoid. I am capable of overcoming it. A lot of ...more

Five Ways To Heal A Torn Muscle
by carabyrd
posted December 19, 2013 at 8:49pm

Torn muscles are terribly painful, and more often than not, they require some sort of immediate treatment. These injuries are quite common, especially among those that play intense sports. Torn muscles occur when there is too much strain inflected upon ...more

The Many Benefits of Soaking in a Hot Tub After a Sports Injury
by JoelJohn
posted December 11, 2013 at 9:15pm

You probably don't think too much about your knees until that moment you go to spike a volley or block a layup, and bam—it twists in a way you never thought possible....more

The Lady Trainers
by SportyEsquire
posted October 23, 2013 at 5:24pm

Earlier this week Sue Falsone announced via twitter that she was resigning from her position as the head athletic trainer (AT)* of the LA Dodgers.  In 2011, Falsone had become the first female head AT of a major league male professional team in the...more

Never Ever Give Up a blog post inspired by @diananyad
by EmilyAzevedo
posted September 10, 2013 at 3:40pm

I don’t know Diana Nyad nor had I followed her extreme dream before this her fifth and final attempt of swimming the 110 miles from Cuba to Florida.  I found myself glued to the television cheering the 64 year old on and tearing up as she limp...more

Never Ever Give Up a blog post inspired by @diananyad
by EmilyAzevedo
posted September 10, 2013 at 3:40pm

I don’t know Diana Nyad nor had I followed her extreme dream before this her fifth and final attempt of swimming the 110 miles from Cuba to Florida.  I found myself glued to the television cheering the 64 year old on and tearing up as she limp...more

Pregnant for Gold
by SportyEsquire
posted August 16, 2013 at 5:56pm

With all the talk lately about doping, I’ve naturally been thinking about female athletes and performance enhancers.  Ladies want to win just as much as men do, so it should be no surprise that women’s sports are replete with ...more

My Athlete life by @emilyazevedo
by EmilyAzevedo
posted July 29, 2013 at 10:33am

My life as an athlete has been a small amount of luck, a hell of a lot of hard work and an indefinite amount of sacrifice.  I wish I could say that an Olympic athlete’s life is as glamorous as society would assume, but our jobs are a bit unort...more

More on Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Dysfunction and Running
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted May 20, 2013 at 1:26pm

I've been getting a lot of questions about SI joint dysfunction lately. Before I post,  I just want to explain that I am not a doctor nor do I consider myself an expert in sacroiliac joint dysfunction. I am simply explaining what I know (scratch...more

Topical Gear Gives Female Athletes a Competitive Advantage on the Field in Preventing ACL Injuries
by Michelle Meier
posted May 18, 2013 at 8:32pm

ACL injuries are one of the most devastating and long-term injuries athletes can endure and females specifically are eight times more likely to sustain ACL tears due to anatomical and hormonal differences than males....more

Topical Gear Gives Female Athletes a Competitive Advantage on the Field in Preventing ACL Injuries
by Michelle Meier
posted May 17, 2013 at 8:41pm

ACL injuries are one of the most devastating and long-term injuries athletes can endure and females specifically are eight times more likely to sustain ACL tears due to anatomical and hormonal differences than males....more

DON'T GET JACK3D: BEWARE OF THE "NATURAL" SUPPLEMENT
by SportyEsquire
posted April 15, 2013 at 9:15am

Want an extra boost so you can power through that last mile of your run or lift that extra ten pounds?  Want to feel energized throughout your entire workout?  Unfortunately, this article won’t tell you how to do any of those things, but...more

Women In Sports: Interview with a Physical Therapist
by SportyEsquire
posted March 26, 2013 at 8:18am

From time to time I will highlight women with careers in sports to give readers a perspective on the vast influence that woman can and do have on the lives of athletes. Today’s interview is with former GladiatHer, Dr. Shefali Patel, PT, a Physi...more

Not Just for the Pros: Steroid Usage Among Girls
by SportyEsquire
posted March 24, 2013 at 9:05pm

By Cecelia T. Greaves...more

Week 19...whoa (via @karathrowsjav )
by Kara Throws Javelin
posted February 10, 2013 at 8:43am

This is the 19th week since my surgery.  Honestly, I forgot to count for the last few and have had to check on my phone.  That makes me really happy!  I went back to Chula Vista for a few clinics and a check-up with my surgeon, had a blast,...more

Injuries and the Lessons Learned
by amyYB
posted February 1, 2013 at 3:10pm

Injuries and the lessons learned February 1, 2013 During a run this week, it occurred to me that my Achilles was not tight, sore, or achy.  Wow!  It has been 15 months since surgery and I can say it has finally healed.  What a great feeli...more

Breast cancer: Give yourself fighting chance
by Performance Nutrition
posted November 4, 2012 at 12:35pm

Breast cancer awareness month is over but the fight to find a cure and discuss prevention strategies shouldn’t take a backseat just because the pink ribbons are slowly disappearing from store shelves. If this disease hasn’t touched you, it wil...more

Save Money – Make Your Own Flexible Ice Packs
by Sports Girls Play
posted September 11, 2012 at 10:06pm

With three athletes in the house, it seems like one of them is always looking for an ice bag to help with an ache or pain. I have long used a bag of frozen vegetables as ice bags because the flexible ice packs you buy at the store can run between $8-12 de...more

STEM and stigma
by Title IX Blog
posted July 19, 2012 at 6:35pm

Around the 40th anniversary, the White House announced a commitment to increasing the presence of women in STEM fields. This, of course, drew criticism (because the number of women receiving degrees is--overall--higher than men) and fear that the White H...more

Olympian Sarah Robles on the hormone balancing act and sports performance
by Pretty Strong
posted June 23, 2012 at 10:34am

As an Olympic athlete, I want to be the best. I need to be the best. I can only do this is I am healthy in all facets of my life. I cannot take banned substances (nor do I want to) so I need to become healthy in the most natural ways possible. When I was...more

Brianna Glenn on treatment options: R.I.C.E.
by My so-called FABULOUS life: Brianna Glenn
posted May 10, 2012 at 7:43pm

I am no stranger to sprained ankles. Both my ankles have experienced their fair share of sprains over the course of my life and it's to be expected when you've spent most of your time on earth running, jumping, and doing all sorts of ankle jeopardizing a...more

Girls Soccer Second Only to Football in Concussion Numbers
by Sports Girls Play
posted May 10, 2012 at 7:33pm

The numbers are staggering and heartbreaking – girls soccer players are treated for so many concussions each year that they are second only to football among youth athletes. A concussion is a brain injury and the easiest way I can explain it is if y...more

Shoes, Strength, and Other Lower Legisms
by alangelier
posted March 23, 2012 at 10:55pm

Musings on how I beat lower leg injury....more

Trendsetters: the Latest in Natural Foods from Expo West
by Performance Nutrition
posted March 14, 2012 at 4:55pm

If you love organic, gluten free, pesticide free, non GMO and incredibly tasty foods, Expo West is the place to be. A few colleagues introduced me to this show years ago and I am hooked, it is by far my favorite food event of the year. The energy, the pe...more

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