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Two Week Diet Plans For Footballers
Eat healthy high: Calorie foods. Eat 6 meals/day. Work on strength training to build your large muscle groups. Workout w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hrs/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocados, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, protein shakes, . ...Read more
Refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
He needs variety..: A variety of food types and portions/servings are recommended--see the pyramid for example. Since he is growing and playing contact sports, he can burn off calories faster than those who don't, and thus needs to take in more. But in general, we eat too much anyway. Minimize junk foods/sodas. So watch his wt. See doc at least annually. Consult your doc/nutritionist if you need help.. Good luck. ...Read more
So I'm a 16 year old girl and I'm going to be trying out to be a football kicker at my school any good diets?
Does playing football afect one's height growth? And what should a 17yr old's diet contain in order to help him get taller?
Healthy lifestyle: You are most likely to reach your tallest potential height by following a healthy diet, getting appropriate sleep and remaining physically active. There are no exercises that specifically increase height. Football doen not increase or stunt growth. Nothing you eat or drink will add inches. You can stunt your growth by the opposite, poor diet/sleep/inactivity can all take a toll. ...Read more
Why am I not getting ripped I do pushups pullups 5 days alternatively, play football but still don't have the results, diet is also good.
Diet and exercise: You must have your body fay content drop to around 5% of your total body weight to get "ripped". The average un-ripped person carries 10-20 % body fat so 5-15% of your current weight is the fluff you need to lose. Good workouts are fine to build muscle mass and strength, but it requires great dietary control to achieve this look. ...Read more
I have a hematoma on leg that is the size of a football. I have had this for two weeks now since the injury. It is burning inside when I stand up.?
Reabsorbs slowly: This collection of blood will soften up and reabsorbs slowly. It may take several months, though. Heating pads will make it feel better in the meantime. ...Read more
I get very tired after playing football daily for 3 hours and my feet snd thighs pain badly. What vegiterian diet should I take to improce my health?
FOOTBALL PAIN: It is physiological to have lower extremity pain after playing football. But if you want to loss weight, eat plenty of fruits and veggies montly leafy and yellow. ...Read more
Played football today and 10 minutes in my chest beneath sternum/ribs started to have pain, after 2 hours it hurt more, Don't smoke/drink and ok diet?
Are you: Deconditioned? That could be a reason- especially if pain completely resolved. Take care. ...Read more
Football player with internal hemmroids, discomfort. Fiber, water, diet, witch hazel hasn't helped. I need to lift, what do I do? Band surgery help?
Yes: Banding is a good first step. A small, thin rubber band is placed on the dilated vein (hemorrhoid) and the vein dies off and drys up. This works fo many people. But if you continue to have problems you will need to have them excised (cut out). Try banding 1st-- a surgeon, colorectal surgeon or even some GI specialists will do that for you. Good luck. ...Read more
Swollen finger after catching football awkwardly. Two months ago. Swelling improved over 1st month but finger still sore. Does it take weeks/months?
Fracture healing: If you broke the finger, it could definitely still be sore. Bones take 6 weeks to heal, typically. If it wasn't splinted all that time, it will take longer. If it was a soft-tissue injury, like a ligament/tendon injury, that could be tender for several weeks as well. It would be a good idea to see a doctor if you are having trouble with your range of motion. Good luck. ...Read more
I had mono, and the doctor said she could feel the tip of my spleen it's been two weeks. Do you think I can play contact football again w/o worrying?
NO: I generally ask my patients to wait at least 4 weeks and I examine and clear them before they can resume contact sports. Sorry! ...Read more
I have a pain downside of my belly button, specially on the two sides where the legs join last week I played football for a long time.?
So I need help. I'm not doing football this year so I need to get tougher and faster can anyone give me a a workout plan to get me fit?
Crossfit: Do the wod at least 3 times a week if you can. Otherwise I would google "sprint 8" and try that. ...Read more
My son is 17 and has started his two a days for football. This am before practice he weighed 261 after practice 251 is this ok?
Mild dehydration: The body is roughly 70% water & shifts of this amount 10lb in 260lb person amounts to less than 5% of his body weight. Although troubling, this is something he should be able to tolerate. Fluid loading prior to workouts & drinking more during breaks could avoid the weight loss. Failure to keep up with his fluids can lead to dizziness, declining performance & heat related illness. ...Read more
Can I lift weights with two shoulder replacements. Will I ever be able to throw a football again?
Will I have to wear a brace after I recover and rehab from ACL reconstruction? I plan to go back to football and basketball
Possibly: After acl reconstruction most surgeons still utilize a postoperative 'rehab ' brace for 6 weeks; although some acl surgeons do not. 'functional', custom-fit acl braces are most commonly used after5-6 months for athletes returning to sports, esp. Football. Personaly, I still prefer post-op braces to help obtain full extension and prevent inadvertent hyperextension; 'custom' @6 months for football.. ...Read more
I have pain in my back lower knee.... But it was over time and I weight lift and plan on football so lifting & running so what do I need to do?
You need a diagnosis: Please see an orthopedist who can give you a proper diagnosis and treatment plan... Feel better... ...Read more
What is the best ACL graft to choose if u plan on returning to high level sports like football and basketball?
Autograft: There are several choices for a graft for acl reconstruction: patellar tendon autograft, hamstring autograft, and allograft. Studies show that taking an autograft in a young patient has a lower rate of re-tear as compared to an allograft, so that would be your best option. Between hamstring and patellar tendon, the jury is still out, and I would go with the one your surgeon recommends. ...Read more
I have vertigo one to two days after strenuous workouts. I was a power lifter and football player up until I was 44-years-old.?
Better be checked: See your primary doctor, a simple physical and health status exam with routine tests according to your age would be helpful, might include ECG / blood work or other studies, best wishes ...Read more
I am coughing from April 23 2015 after playing two football matches. I have took medication and used nibuliser twice. I am asthmatic. What to do?
I have pain in my back from 2 months and I got this injury by playing football. I have consulted to doctors two times but it again starts so pls tell?
I've been feeling pain on my thigh for two years. I had this injury when I was playing football. What should I do?
I have two disc bulgings and bilateral sacroiliitis, can I do exercises like playing football or work at the gym without hurting my self?
Yes.: Yes, if your bulging disc is not symptomatic you can exercise. Supervised exercise by an experienced individual or therapist in this type of rehab is advised. If you would like to play football, and would be injured, you would risk becoming symptomatic with this condition leading to bigger medical consequences. ...Read more
I play football and excercise daily...How good is taking two lemons a day after excercise with water and salt along with sugar?
It is ok: You are drinking electrolites very important for your body. After a game. ...Read more
I'm 24.my teeth aren't aligned. Front two teeth are like Ronaldinho-football star of Brazil. Is it possible to align by orthodontics? How long it'l take?
Yes: If you are interested in correcting the alignment of your teeth, orthodontic evaluation and treatment would be recommended. The length of time for treatment may vary from patient to patient, the type of orthodontic technique utilized, your ability to follow instructions during treatment, as well as the severity of your problem. The orthodontist providing treatment can offer you a time estimate. ...Read more
I fractured my pinky today I have a championship two hand touch football game Sunday could I still possibly play?
Yes: Yes, possibly. Would need an exam and X-ray to determine type of fracture in your case. ...Read more
The middle knuckle on my middle finger has been swollen for over two months; should I do anything about it? I jammed it when trying to catch a football. The entire finger got really swollen and purple, but it went away after a day or two. The knuckle ho
As noted, you need an proper examination and plain xrays. The possiblities include a fracture of the metacarpal bone underneath that joint or perhaps ligament injuries (either structures called collateral ligaments or saggital hood).
Many of these things can be treated easily if diagnosed early -. ...Read more
I play football and excercise a lot causing much sweating I take two lemons with sugar, water, salt daily. Any other thing which will refill the salts?
4 inch red/purple Bruising down along wrist two days after arterial blood test. Played football yesterday. Worried I have done serious damage?
Arterial blood test: The bruising is most likely from the blood test itself. There is almost always some bleeding at the site of an arterial stick for blood. Playing football did not do any additional damage. ...Read more
I have bicep tendon instability, icing and stem treatments do not help. What should I do? I am a college football player and have had two surgeries on my left shoulder to repair my labrum. Now II suffer from chronic pain in the front of my shoulder and co
A young athlete such as you can have a complex problem with the shoulder and is more likely to have recurrent shoulder joint instability than older patients. While long head of the biceps tendinitis and subluxation can be painful and causing your symptoms, this should be determined by a good shoulder specialist. He/she should have a sports fellowship focusing on shoulder injuries.
If the labral tear has healed well and there is no residual shoulder instability, the biceps tendon can be treated a few ways. Injections can be quite helpful by reducing pain and inflammation. Some surgeons will do a tenotomy (cut the tendon) and let it self-determine a new length as it scars. Other surgeons will do a tenodesis and anchor the tendon in a specific location.
Most importantly, though, is assuring a stable joint as a loose shoulder can cause problems now and in the future. ...Read more