NSAIDs for Muscle Aches and Soreness

Question: Should athletes take NSAIDs to combat muscle aches and soreness? Athletes sustain a variety of muscle injuries throughout their careers. These injuries include, but are not limited to the following: strain- located at the myotendinous junction caused by unaccustomed explosive movements; contusion injury- vascular damage within a muscle caused by direct contact; myofiber injury- … Continue reading NSAIDs for Muscle Aches and Soreness

Core Training: A Controversial Review

Question: Is specific “core” training necessary for optimal performance or are basic structural resistance training exercises sufficient? Specific core training is necessary for injury prevention and for optimal athletic performance, but it should not be the primary aspect of training. Furthermore, specific core training is more necessary for some sports, positions, and individuals than others, … Continue reading Core Training: A Controversial Review