There is no need to take a pre-workout supplement. It’s important to remember that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) doesn’t regulate the production of supplements (such as vitamins, performance enhancers, … read more
Articles Tagged: sports
We are required to wear jockstraps in our PE class at school. I’ve heard of wearing a cup for protection in some sports, but what is the purpose of wearing a regular jockstrap without a cup?
Thanks for your question. A jock strap and cups can be helpful protective gear for sports, just like a helmet. A jock strap helps keep the penis and testicles close … read more
Are there any sports for which guys should wear genital protection? I got hit in the thigh with a fast ball. It left a big purple bruise and just missed my right nut. Should I be wearing a jockstrap and cup? A few guys do, but more don’t.
This is a great question! As you probably have realized, there is a lot more information out there about the use of other protective equipment such as helmets and eyewear … read more
Steroids and Performance-Enhancing Supplements
The pressure to perform in high school and college sports continues to increase as student-athletes compete for scholarships and chase the dream of playing professionally. Unfortunately, some athletes at all … read more
Sports and Nutrition – Fueling Your Performance
Just as a car runs best with a full tank of gas, your body needs the right kind of fuel from food in order to perform at its best. A … read more
Is there such a thing as drinking too much water?
The term for drinking too much water is water intoxication. This condition is rare, but can happen when a person drinks a huge amount of water in a short period … read more
Should I drink sports drinks when I exercise?
Water is usually the best fluid for your body. When you exercise intensely or in the heat for longer than an hour, though, you may need to replace the carbohydrates … read more
I run cross country and my calves keep tightening. What can help?
I run cross country and my calves keep tightening. I’ve had deep tissue massages, used the roller, did strengthen exercises but nothing seem to help…I need some advice. Muscle cramps … read more
Sometimes my muscles twitch repeatedly over a long period of time. What is that?
Muscle twitching is just involuntary (meaning not on purpose) contraction of a muscle. It can be caused by many things. In young healthy people it’s very common after exercise, or … read more