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What Does Upheld Mean In Football
My cousin is an offensive lineman in football, which means he needs to be wide to block. How can he work out and build strength without losing fat?
Football player: He should find a professional sports trainer to set up an exercise regime for him. ...Read more
I don't know if am pregnant but a few nights ago it felt like some thing was playin football inside me. What does that mean?
Pregnancy test?: It would be unlikely for you to feel the baby kicking until after you had missed 4-5 menstrual cycles! If you are not pregnant, it could be 'gas' or a mild gastro-enteritis (intestinal flu) among other things... If it happens repeatedly, please see your healthcare provider! ...Read more
Work: These professionals consume 2 to 4 thousand calorie diets at each meal and then spend extensive time working out daily. They are weighed twice daily and monitored by multiple trainers and exercise therapists routinely. Also note the life expectancy and frequency of surgeries and number of joint implants these people get. Live a normal life and enjoy it. ...Read more
See below: There are many that I can think of just off the top of my head including: head injuries with head bleed, neck fracture, severe torn shoulder rotator cuff muscle, severe knee injury, any severe large joint injury, kidney injury resulting in loss of a kidney, liver injury, severe chest trauma. The list is very long. ...Read more
Protein: Protein helps to build muscle mass while you are doing weight training and cardiovascular exercise. Eat a well balanced diet and make sure that you are eating and drinking enough to keep you fueled and hydrated. Good luck, play smart, and listen to your coach and your local doctor about how you can stay safe on the field. ...Read more
Well: Physically you don't. Mentally you can visualize. ...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
My son weighs 84 pounds and is 11 years old. He turns 12 on december 25 2014. is it healthy for him to lose 4 pounds for football?
Height?: Courtney, to determine healthy weight ranges it is also necessary to know the height of your son. Either way, I'd be cautious about getting into the habit of losing weight just for football. This can set up a lifetime of bad habits and an unhealthy relationship with food. Teaching and modeling good nutrition and healthy habits will serve your son better than learning to lose weight for a game. ...Read more
Not a neck injury: A "stinger" is a transient injury to the brachial plexus (this is a group of nerves after they have left the spinal cord/neck). There should be no neck pain associated. Usually you get a "dead arm" sensation on one side only. It may last a few seconds to days. Weakness is the predominant feature. Some discomfort may be present. If recurrent or weakness persists you need thorough evaluation! ...Read more
Carbs before games: You would want to eat a high carbohydrate (c) meal before any athletic competition. C's are a good source of energy which your muscles will need during the work out they get during competition. Depending on how vigorous your activity is, you will likely not gain weight from your c intake. ...Read more
Strength training for football depends on your position played, age, development, and where you are now. Off season, you want to increase strength, size, and power.
I'd include bench, squat, clean/jerk, snatch, and medicine ball work. Work on core strength.
For explosive ability and speed, include plyometrics and ballistics. ...Read more
See below: Concussions may present with: confusion, amnesia without loc, ha dizziness (vertigo or imbalence, lack of awareness of surroundings, nausea, vomiting, then later, mood and cognitive disturbances, light and sound sensitivity, sleep disturbances. More severe injuries may present with the above and slurred speech, memory deficits, loc, emotional lability, seizures or worse -a lucid period after loc. ...Read more
Many days: If you are a football player (and 41 is a tad old for that), and you are being drug-tested, hydrocodone will stay in urine for 2-3 days, depending on how much you took how often for how long. It can be as much as 5 days with higher doses and more sensitive testing. If you are using it by prescription, testing shouldn't matter. If not, STOP and get help stopping if you need it. ...Read more
Eating before game: Give youself an hour before playing.Get a more detailed answer ›
Answered it yourself: My hope is that you will be grateful for the things that make your own life rich and happy and enable you to find peace and real warmth in a world where so many people lead empty lives. Let others profit by yours gentle example without being openly critical of others. Best wishes. ...Read more
Yes: Many rotator cuff tears can increase in size. However, many partial tears can remain the same size indefinitely. Many throwing athletes have partial tears that are physiologic (or normal for their sport). Many pitchers, for example, develop small partial tears that become part of the way their shoulders work and do not need to be repaired. ...Read more
I cleanly broke my fibula last night in a football game. How long will it take to be back at one hundred percent?
I bent my back really far back while making a tackle in football and now it hurts to bends backwards, what is wrong?
Likely strain: Small muscle strain or ligament tear. If you are not having weakness/tingling below the injury, then this is most likely. Alternate warm/cool compress. Continue to stretch and be as active as possible. Consult your trainer, but practice should most likely be continued. Ibuprofen/Tylenol may help with post-practice pain. Good luck! ...Read more
My son just started football practices a week ago and he is complaining about pain in his ankles. What could be thereason?
Get him checked: It's important that you bring him in to a foot and ankle specialist to examine. You don't want him to continue with him being in discomfort, it can cause long term problems if not addressed. Talk also to the school's athletic trainer and many times they can coordinate care with the doctor. ...Read more