Sleep Interventions Designed to Improve Athletic Performance and Recovery A Systematic Review of Current Approaches.

Sleep Interventions Designed to Improve Athletic Performance and Recovery: A Systematic Review of Current Approaches.

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Athletes experience various situations and conditions that can interfere with their sleep, which is crucial for optimal psychological and physiological recovery as well as subsequent performance. Conventional sleep screening and intervention approaches may not be efficacious for athletes given their lifestyle, the demands of training and travel associated with interstate/international competition. The present systematic review aimed to summarize and evaluate …

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Swimmer’s Shoulder Return to Swimming Program

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Take Home Points: The commonly used plans for returning a swimmer to the pool after a shoulder injury have many flaws. Swim coaches and health care professionals have vastly different views, both contributing to the problem. Swim coaches do not want their swimmers to miss any time from the pool as they feel any missed time will prevent progress. Health …

multifidus muscle size in youth boys is smaller in those with back pain

Multifidus Muscle Size in Youth Boys is Smaller in Those with Back Pain

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The purposes of this study were; a) to compare multifidus muscle cross sectional area (CSA) in male adolescents suffering from low back pain (LBP) with healthy male adolescents using ultrasonography (US), and b) to assess the correlation between multifidus muscle size and demographic variables. A random sample of 40 healthy boys (as a control group) and 40 boys with LBP …

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The Definitive Defense of Why Swimmers Should Never Use a Kickboard for Training

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Glad the title got you to click. Now, before you dismiss this notion, please keep an open mind. I know many of you will mark this article as nonsense or will assume you know all this information before reading further. If swimmers never use a kickboard again, they could: The list of benefits could go on and on. What it …

7 Ways to Reduce Swimming Low Back Pain

7 Ways to Reduce Swimming Low Back Pain

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I’m sure not all of the readers will agree with these biomechanical corrections for swimming propulsive reasons. However, I recommend them because they will put less stress on the low back joints and muscles, essential for recovery. Here are 7 ways to reduce swimming low back pain. Remember, if you don’t have swimming low back pain these adjustments are not …

10 Keys for Swimmers Recovering from Shoulder Surgery

10 Keys for Swimmers Recovering from Shoulder Surgery

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Take Home Points for 10 Keys for Recovering from Swimming Shoulder Surgery 1) Concepts for rehabilitation after surgery are like any other shoulder injury, but a greater understanding of the specific procedure is required. 2) Aggressive training in non-surgical areas of the body is possible so long as the injured area is not placed at risk. 3) Rapid return to the water, even …