Important Facts About Hot and Cold Therapy Every Athlete Should Know

 If you are a successful athlete, or are striving to become one, you are fully aware of the value of preparation. If you want to gain an edge over your competition, it is often what you do before and after the game that makes the biggest difference. Preparing effectively makes the actual game that much more enjoyable, as you have already done the heavy lifting that will lead you to victory. One great way to prepare, both before and after you perform, is through hot and cold therapy. Continue reading “Important Facts About Hot and Cold Therapy Every Athlete Should Know”

Athlete Spotlight: Harrison Barnes

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Since being drafted by the Golden State Warriors in the 2012 draft, Harrison Barnes has solidified his status as one of the brightest young stars in today’s game. The Warriors were picking at #7 and decided to go with the 6’8” sophomore forward out of the University of North Carolina. A year later, he was chosen as a member of the All-Rookie First Team. Two years after that he was helping the Dubs hoist up their first championship trophy since 1975. Continue reading “Athlete Spotlight: Harrison Barnes”

3 Ways to Improve Ankle Support Without Hindering Performance

There are a select few areas of the body that every athlete worries about on a daily basis. These are the body parts that are the classic injury locations—ones that generations upon generations of players have had to deal with. From the brightest stars to the youngest beginners, certain body parts just always seem to be at risk. Continue reading “3 Ways to Improve Ankle Support Without Hindering Performance”

4 Resources to Look to in Order to Improve Your Performance

No matter if you are a professional athlete looking to take your game to an All-Star level, or a normal person trying to shave off a few pounds before beach season starts, we all want to improve our performance. Many say the one thing we truly own is our bodies. This is the “temple” we were given, and it is our duty to take as good care of it as we can. It is the vessel that we live our lives out of, making it our one true home as human beings. For these reasons, a little-boosted performance is attractive to all of us. Continue reading “4 Resources to Look to in Order to Improve Your Performance”

Insane Professional Basketball Pre-Game Rituals You Won’t Believe

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Superstitions are as much a part of sports as are the wild crowds that fill its stadiums. Die-hard fans cling to their lucky towels. They eat specific things when their favorite teams are on a winning streak. They sit in the same place if the players are rallying. There is nothing worse for a fan than angering the sports gods, thus ruining any chance his or her team has of coming out on top. Continue reading “Insane Professional Basketball Pre-Game Rituals You Won’t Believe”

Which Shoulder Brace is Best for Your Injury?

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Anyone who has spent a good chunk of his or her life dedicated to fitness can attest to the wear and tear that it puts on the body. Regardless of how impeccable one’s form is or how often they take precautionary measures to prevent injury, there is no avoiding at least some degree of damage. The shoulder is one of the many places that is commonly affected either through sports or general fitness.

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