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Doctor insights on: Is It Okay To Swim On The Same Day I Have A Hockey Workout

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Is it okay to swim on the same day I have a hockey workout?

Is it okay to swim on the same day I have a hockey workout?

Yes: As with any activity, you should slowly build up to allow your body to get accustomed to the new activity and to avoid injury. But, many people are able to do more than one workout a day without problems. ...Read more

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How do I tell if I have a grade 1, 2, 3 strained hamstring? It popped during hockey today I have a game saturday and and a workout thursday

How do I tell if I have a grade 1, 2, 3 strained hamstring? It popped during hockey today I have a game saturday and and a workout thursday

Thorough exam by MD: A thorough physical examination by an experienced physician, possibly combined with an MRI (to best visualize the location and extent of injury) will give you the answer you are looking for. Unless your injury is very mild, there is a good chance you will not be able to play this saturday. ...Read more

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I am a highschool hockey and baseball player, is there any pre/post workout supplements or powders that arent bad for you?

I am a highschool hockey and baseball player, is there any pre/post workout supplements or powders that arent bad for you?

Avoid them.: In general, a healthy balanced diet with adequate protein and calories makes supplements and unnecessary and expensive addition. Most of the supplement are without benefit at best and potentially harmful. It is mainly marketing to make you think you need them. ...Read more

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I stop breathing after short ab workouts, I also have hard time breathing into In hockey but inhalers don't help I feel dizzy when I use them. ?

I stop breathing after short ab workouts,  I also have hard time breathing into In hockey but inhalers don't help I feel dizzy when I use them.
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Mgt: I would suggest pulmonary testing to help determine whether your shortness of breath with exercise is due to pulmonary limitation. Other causes can include a cardiac condition or deconditioning. ...Read more

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Is it bad to workout the same day I got a flu vaccination? Isn't moving the muscle around a good thing?

Is it bad to workout the same day I got a flu vaccination? Isn't moving the muscle around a good thing?

No.Continue reg w/o: I see no reason to change your activity over a flu shot.I have gotten one yearly & had no issues working out the same day. Any work your body is doing recognizing the vaccine & developing immunity is done in the background by your immune system. If you do have dizziness or fever as can occur in some, a day to recoup would be reasonable. ...Read more

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Today i was playing hockey and felt my hamstring pop, how do I treat grade 2 strain? I have a game saturday and a workout thursday.

Need to see an Orth-: Opedic surgeon, so as to be evaluated/investigated ; treatment started, in the meantime, rice: resting the extremity, icing it, compression bandage and elevation of the lower extremity. Crutches for partial wt baring would also be helpful, along with some pain meds, like Ibuprofen /aleve. Do not return to sports till seen by the ortho surgeon. Good luck ; happy holidays. ...Read more

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Are my chances higher to get kidney stones if i take pre workout supplements and creatine the same day of a workout?

Are my chances higher to get kidney stones if i take pre workout supplements and creatine the same day of a workout?

Not the key: Your history indicates you've already had kidney stones. The key for you will be staying well-hydrated. Creatine's great for a man putting on muscle, and protein's good after; i hope you're not spending much money on anything else and i trust you're a natural bodybuilder -- everyone i know who's tried artificial steroids has been sorry. Best wishes. ...Read more