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How to Measure Response to Training? Sports Recovery Series Finale

What objective measures are best to evaluate response to training? In this day and age, you would think, there are some sophisticated objective tests or measurements that can be used to optimize training, recovery and predict how much an athlete should and shouldn’t do. Well, there really aren’t any. In this study, objective measurements such … Continued


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Do You Really Need to Stretch? Sports Recovery Series #4

  Should you stretch to improve performance and reduce injury risks? Do you really need to stretch? There was a large review study done on the effects of stretching in distance runners that summarizes a lot of the evidence (1). Here are some of the highlights: Does stretching improve flexibility? Chronic stretching, meaning a stretching … Continued


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Massage, Foam Rolling, and Compression Garments: Sports Recovery Series #3

Massage, Foam Rolling, and Compression Garment for Sports Recovery. Does massage and foam rolling decrease muscle soreness? Who doesn’t like a good massage, but does it really help? Foam rolling is another way to self-massage that is maybe a little less pleasant. Some claim that they can improve blood flow and helps clears lactic acid, … Continued


Heat or Ice after Working Out? Sports Recovery Series #2

Ice or heat to aid recovery? See my video: Does Cryotherapy help aid recovery? Cryotherapy is cold therapy like an ice bath or a whole body cryo-chamber. A Cochrane review showed poor studies and no evidence that whole-body Cryotherapy after training is effective, or safe for recovery(1). Whole-body Cryotherapy just makes you feel good because … Continued



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Exercise Improves Your Aging Immune System

Our immune system and its ability to protect us from infections is more important than ever. Dr. Schultz discusses the immune system, its function, its decline in aging and strategies to optimize it.


The Aging Athlete: PVCs on an Apple Watch -Episode 10

I’m getting older, which is the “aging” part of the title. In addition, my family has a history of heart disease, so I wanted to start getting proactive about my ticker. This began a journey that begins with a new Apple Watch for Christmas and a discovery that rocked my world. In addition, let’s dive … Continued


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Finding the Right Personal Trainer – The Aging Athlete Episode 9

It’s new year’s resolution time and that means that the health clubs will be packed for the next few months. Many people these days find a personal trainer at their new health club or through a friend. The great news is that a trainer can push you much harder than you would usually push yourself, … Continued



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Aging Athlete Series: Episode 5 – Do You Snore?

I snore a bit. Not anything serious (unless I’m on my back which causes my wife to relocate elsewhere). I know I have minor sleep apnea, so should I treat it? So, I thought it would be a great addition to the Aging Athlete series. Let’s dig in. Denial Ain’t Just a River in Egypt … Continued