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Doctor insights on: The Effects Of Over Training On Competitive Swimmers

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How does anxiety effects swimmers performance other than mentally what does it do to the hormones? Does it affect muscles? How ?

How does anxiety effects swimmers performance other than mentally what does it do to the hormones? Does it affect muscles? How ?

Anxiety's impact: On performance depends on the level of anxiety. At low to moderate levels it can enhance performance at extremely high levels it can lead to reduced performance or freezing up and inability to perform. For sports having the right amount of anxiety is important to help athletes do their best. Zero anxiety can also be connected to poor performance and an apathetic attitude toward the task at hand. ...Read more

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How do you treat swimmers itch?

How do you treat swimmers itch?

Swimmer's Itch: There are many causes of skin rashes following swimming. Treatment depends on the cause. Swimmer's itch is a parasitic infection from exposure to contaminated freshwater & is treated with praziquantel. Seabather's eruption is a reaction to tiny jellyfish larvae in saltwater & is treated symptomatically. Reactions to irritants or allergens in water are other causes. Consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Does the sun help swimmers itch?

Does the sun help swimmers itch?

Itching Skin: Yes. It can. Uv light may treat many problems that cause itching skin. So can medicated shampoos used as a soap once or twice after this kind of irritation. ...Read more

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What does swimmers itch look like?

What does swimmers itch look like?

Swimmer's Itch: Swimmer's itch is an itchy rash caused by certain parasites that normally live in freshwater snails and sometimes on waterfowl. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for swimmer's itch?

Swimmer's itch: Swimmer's itch typically clears up on its own within a few days, though in some cases the rash can last up to a week. In the meantime, you can control itching with over-the-counter antihistamines or anti-itch creams, such as those that contain calamine lotion. If the itching is severe, your doctor may recommend a prescription medication as in topical cortisone. ...Read more

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What the best nutrition system for swimmers ?

What the best nutrition system for swimmers ?

Textbook : I am happy you are a successful athlete but you keep asking us questions that are so broad they would take a book to respond. We only have 400 characters here. Perhaps you should find other source for these important but lengthy answers. ...Read more

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Can kids swim alone at beach if good swimmers?

Can kids swim alone at beach if good swimmers?

Wouldn't recommend: I wouldn't recommend anyone swim alone at the beach there are too many unpredictable factors from cramps to riptides etc no one should swim alone too many people drown every year. ...Read more

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How can I slim down an ex-swimmer (muscular) body in a healthy way?

How can I slim down an ex-swimmer (muscular) body in a healthy way?

Diet: Exercise certainly helps but a healthy, sustainable diet is the only reliable way to fat loss. The best place to start is by cutting out all sodas and juices (i only drink water), and limiting foods with added sugar. I'm a fit swimmer but i lost two inches from my waist by this simple change. Your weight loss goal should be 1lb/wk. You may not have to restrict food, but cutting 500cal/day = 1lb/wk. ...Read more

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Will using the gym's rowing machine make my upper-body look like olympic swimmer?

Will using the gym's rowing machine make my upper-body look like olympic swimmer?

Not quite: It can make you look more like a rower (as opposed to swimmer) http://www.Carlosdinares.Com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/aus-quad-2011-wc.Jpg. ...Read more

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I am a breaststroke swimmer. What are some things I should keep in mind to avoid injuries?

I am a breaststroke swimmer. What are some things I should keep in mind to avoid injuries?

Stretching: You have probably heard this before, but stretching and warming up are always important before any exercise. Correct technique with your stroke can also help minimize damage and improve your strength and performance. ...Read more