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Stretch, Sports, Success & Science Part I

Stretching & Sports Success 1. Introduction Stretching is one of those topics in fitness and exercise that is shrouded in mystery and misunderstanding. Most people know that stretching is good for them but concerning exactly what type of moves to do and when? That's where the confusion starts! El Paso, TX. Scientific sports chiropractor Dr. Alexander Jimenez examines the data in part I of a 2 part series.

While stretching is significant and the consequent growth in flexibility may mean the difference between poor operation or injury and establishing up a personal best, the wrong type of stretching at the wrong time may actually reduce the quantity of force your muscles have the ability to generate. Not a good thing...

Many exercisers find the entire process of extending very dull! To a extent this mindset is simple to understand. Most of the exercises we perform are very lively, ramp up your heart rate, make your muscles burn and bring forth lots of sweat. Stretching does not…
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How to Exercise Alongside Intermittent Fasting | Human Science Specialist

Food is fuel. What could happen to your workout regimen if you were not eating your standard three meals (and snacks) daily?
Intermittent fasting, which can involve anything from fasting for 14 hours at a time to food that is forgoing a couple days per week, is all about restricting food consumption during periods of time. You consume little to no calories during "fasting" periods, and eat quite normally during "feasting" times. The outcome is impressive weight loss, according to devotees of this trendy diet. Some intermittent fasting techniques even claim that this on-and-off eating plan can help stop diabetes, regulate blood sugar, reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and slow down the aging process.

Here's the catch: The timing of when you do (or do not) eat can have a significant impact on your workout. Is it risky to exercise on an empty stomach? Read on to learn.

Intermittent Fasting and Exercise
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Different Intermittent Fasting Methods | Nutrition Chiropractor

Below, you’ll find the five most popular methods and the basics of how they work. Keep in mind, intermittent fasting isn’t for everyone. Those with health conditions of any kind should check with their doctor before changing up their usual routine. Note that personal goals and lifestyle are key factors to consider when choosing a fasting method.

Best for: Dedicated gym-goers who want to lose body fat and build muscle.

The Way It Works: Fast for 14 (girls) and 16 (men) hours every day, and then "feed" for the remaining eight to ten hours. During the period, no calories are consumed by you. But, calorie-free sweeteners black coffee, diet pop and sugar-free gum are allowed. (A dab of milk into your coffee won't hurt, either.) Practitioners will find it most easy to fast throughout the night and to the morning. After waking up they usually break the fast roughly six hours after waking up. Maintaining a consistent window time is vital, although this schedule is flexi…

MCL: Anatomy, Biomechanics & Injury Science

In the first of a two-part article, scientific injury chiropractor, Dr. Alexander Jimenez explains the anatomy and biomechanics of the medial knee ligaments, the consequences of injury, and how these injuries are identified and graded.

The shallow lateral collateral ligament (s-MCL) is among the most commonly injured structures in the knee, in both contact sports and sports that involve sharp cutting and direction changes. It might also be associated with more serious injuries to the medial knee including deep lateral collateral ligaments (d-MCL) and posterior oblique ligament(1-6).

The vast majority of MCL tears are isolated. These injuries occur predominantly in young individuals participating in sports activities, together with the mechanism of harm between valgus knee loading, external rotation, or a combination of these. These are common in sports as skiing, ice hockey, rugby and football, all of which involve motions requiring knee flexion and valgus loading and potential of di…

Fast Bowlers & Side Strains

Science based chiropractor, Dr. Alexander Jimenez takes a look at the patho-anatomy of a side strain and outlines clinical tests to assess, treat and determine readiness for return to play for a cricket fast bowler.

Side strains are reported in a number of sports, such as javelin throwers, baseball pitchers, tennis players, golfers and cricketers. This article however will focus on side strains in cricketers. Australian cricket information (according to both national and state gamers) reports that in the 18 cricket seasons up to 2013-2014, side breeds had the second greatest incidence and the third greatest incidence of accidents that led to players lost games(1). More than 90% of the reported unwanted strains (called acute onset lateral back pain and also happen throughout the bowling delivery) at cricketers over the past twenty years have happened in fast bowlers(1).
What Is A Side Strain? A side strain in cricket happens most commonly when bowling. Fast bowlers will describe that …

Tibialis Posterior Tendon: Foot Biomechanic Science

Chiropractic injury expert, Dr. Alexander Jimenez looks at the human anatomy and biomechanics of the tibialis posterior, & outlines suitable examination protocols as well as the treatment and management alternatives for dysfunction.

The tibialis posterior tendon (TPT) is a major player in the best performance of foot biomechanics, especially since it provides stability to the lateral longitudinal arch (MLA)(1). Dysfunction not only poses as pain on the inside of the lower leg and ankle, but can also be a primary cause of horizontal feet in the event of tendon rupture -- or vice versa, with inherently flat feet causing tendon overload(two). Many health professionals are yet to fully appreciate the significance of the tibialis posterior tendon and its significant role in injury incidence, which makes it important to raise recognition of this condition(3).
Dysfunction Incidence Lots of risk factors are identified in the incidence of tibialis posterior tendonitis dysfunction. Excess …

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