Weight training for football players

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Avatar m tn Hi, I am a senior in high school and I play football. During weight training, I was doing squats and in the middle of a rep while going back up, I experienced an excruciating headache and had to stop right there. The headache didn't go away and thought I would just sleep on it. I went through 4 days of this with no practice or anything and the headache never went away. I went to the doctors and they thought it was an aneurysm.
Avatar f tn I also want to say to the poster, that everything you do should be discussed with your parents so that you know it is safe. Being safe is most important. Our gym has a training they do for kids who are 10 and over to know how to use equipment and my husband and I also would make sure our kids are doing their fitness work correctly. :>) good luck to you!
Avatar n tn Sprinters and football players and baseball players and basketball players and soccer players and tennis players all train with interval training. It's not new. It's just got some slick merchandisers behind it now. I just find that interesting. At any rate, both cross fit and boxing are interval training, so I don't think this poster will gain anything by doing your particular program, Peak 6 or Peak 8 or Peak infinity. Boxing training is interval training.
Avatar m tn I have always led a clean life (No drugs, no supplements, no smoking, no alcohol) except for the stresses of football, mostly the body weight (I was 6'5'' inches tall and 310 pounds at my biggest). After getting out of football, i began eating a mostly unprocessed and vegetarian diet, which resulted in losing 90 pounds (I now weigh 220), as well as a general improvement in all of my metabolic panels.
Avatar n tn Despite his weightlifting, I cannot tell if he has some aspect of obesity as well. Football players are often looking for ways to “get bigger”, which includes weight training, but can also include supplements, overeating, and steroids. These last 3 can be quite dangerous from a health standpoint. There are increasing data to demonstrate that professional football players, despite their amount of strength training and physical activity, have early diabetes and coronary artery disease.
233488 tn?1310696703 Additionally, a Missouri Medicine editorial overview of excessive endurance exercise by prominent cardiologists Peter McCullough, MD, of the Baylor Medical Center, and Carl Lavie, MD, of the John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute, conclude that in marathon runners the chronic stress of endurance training for long periods of time may stiffen the heart arteries predisposing them to hardening and becoming partially blocked.
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Avatar n tn Cardiovascular is great especially when an individual is weight training. Weight training is the best was to change the way the body metabolites food and burns fat. Powerlifters are not the same animal. There goal is to lift as much as possible. Thus they work the body in a completely different way. They welcome water weight as it aids in strength. As far as how much carbs one needs on a diet. It all depends on how active an individual is.
181575 tn?1250202386 He wanted me to start training with him but I had to laugh at that suggestion. I’m too old for all that and can’t afford the medical and dental bills…haha. Steven….BTW tough break w/ the Mets…I really was pulling for them. At least the Giants are looking good this year. Unbeaten along with my Tennessee Titians. Oh, and Dallas LOST!!! YES!!!
Avatar m tn Again, I recommend you follow your interest and study some physiology -- think about it, if this were true, football players and other pro athletes who lift a lot of weights, a lot more than you do at an older age, would be shrinking somewhere if your theory were correct, but they aren't, they just keep getting larger all over. Obviously they aren't getting taller anymore, but it didn't stop them from getting very tall that they played rigorous sports at a young age. That also builds muscle.
14991338 tn?1447197306 Since the tests i have really gone for it with training, sometimes twice a day, and started skipping 10/12 minutes every other day for a little weight loss. Since the more intense training, which has been going on for about 6/7 weeks now i have noticed more resting chest discomfort and sometimes shortness of breath with exercise. I feel a little wierd within the 4 or 5 minutes warm down of the exercise also, maybe where the adrenaline is cooling down?
305544 tn?1198001210 aerobic exercise is great and necessary for the heart and this must be done. However, for people with MS or other chronic conditions I believe that weight training is equally as important (or maybe even more important). It is critical for us to maintain as much strength (increase if possible) to maintain mobility! Key muscles are the trunk, arms and shoulders, and leg muscles (hahaha... that's everything!
Avatar n tn Here is the link to an article from a group in Saarbrucken,Germany regarding two soccer players with bicuspid aortic valve disease (BAVD). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&dopt=Abstract&list_uids=16598593&query_hl=3&itool=pubmed_docsum It is not easy to come up with answers regarding exercise and BAVD, as the above paper from Germany mentions. Since many of those with BAVD are very athletic, there is tremendous interest in this topic.
Avatar n tn Mayo just called me a few minutes ago (the doc doing his fellowship) and stated that the venous/arterial samples were "nothing to be concerned about," whatever that means. He also stated that even though the BP is going so very low at night, we should not reduce the Lopressor, and he is willing to return my son to full sports (basketball as a forward taking the charge to draw the foul, and varsity quarterback in football).
Avatar f tn Thing is, I'm a dance minor in college, and at the moment that's not exactly an option for me. I have a tendency to push through my symptoms, and literally the only thing that will stop me is if I'm about to pass out. At the moment my symptoms are mostly cardiac in nature, and seem to me to be more reflective of IST than POTS. I'm wondering, is it possible to have IST (or other arrhythmias) and POTS at the same time?
Avatar n tn I had the same symptoms under my left knee for a while My doctor here in Holland sent his friend round who is a retired knee specialist to many of Hollands football players. Soccer to my American cousins. He said that the underside of my knee cap is irritated and that causes the weird electric pain. The problem is that there is not much blood supply under the knee cap (of anyone). So he gave me the following excercise to do. (As often as I could).
454186 tn?1388978568 24 pm Zak Acupuncture for Pain in the popliteal fossa D, male, 22 years old, football players, three years ago, a knee injury, local swelling, need crutches, but, slowly ease the pain, knee pain residue extension, Squat pain, the pain went downstairs, popliteal pain and so on, have more than hospital treatment, showed no sign of improvement.
Avatar n tn You can consult a physiotherapist to guide you regarding immediate weight bearing and further training. I would like to know what the doctor say and what the result of imaging studied was. Keep me informed if you have any queries. Bye.
Avatar n tn I'll tell you I have fasted for a couple of days no food no water while still training like a madman to get down to weight for competitions and I competed in Russia, Bulgaria, Crotia, Cuba and I thought that was mentally and physically challenging for the normal human.
Avatar n tn but you SHOULD ask your Doctor before doing it. I did. the pain started again while training for a simple 10k last year, I just can't handle it anymore and I'm not willing to have medication for ever... so I took an MRI that showed my meniscus were broken, so I had surgery a week ago to see if that solved the problem, It showed that the meniscus were ok, but my cartiladge was worn, I have to go on rehab now, but the attacks kept going on right after the surgery!!!
544292 tn?1268886268 Another difference is length of acute withdrawall period; 4-6 days for opiates, 5-9 days for tramadol. Secondary withdrawall varied widely, but though a matter of weeks or months, symptoms DO resolve and successfull recoverers report that in retrospect this period was "more a matter of patience, rather than the teeth grinding endurance" of the first week.
1000775 tn?1256918922 We were trying to advice you that the procedure if done by experts is problem free and there is no need to wear a splint all your life. It is your decision for going for the fusion surgery. If you go for it we can say that your quality of life will improve. Some precautions should be taken, as you should not lift heavy weights, you cannot pull heavy weights but other activities are fine.
Avatar n tn It is the middle of November now, and I had to be cardioverted again yesterday for the 3rd time. My symptoms were all different all 3 times. The first time I had only leg pain, 2nd time I went flush and palpiations and a racing heart, and the third time I had mild palpitations. My holters (2) of them were normal, my echocardiogram was normal..no alcohol or drug abuse.I dont drink caffine..I just dont get it..any one else in the same boat?
1408746 tn?1283678948 I just recently had a major surgery for something called Nutcracker Syndrome. This Syndrome results most commonly from the compression of the left renal vein between the abdominal aorta (AA) and superior mesenteric artery (SMA), although other variants exist.[1][2] The name derives from the fact that, in the sagittal view, the SMA and AA (with some imagination) appear to be a nutcracker crushing a nut (the renal vein).
544292 tn?1268886268 Sometimes, in war, you have to lay in your foxhole and do nothing but wait in silence. There's time for action and there's a time for inaction. To know the difference is good. It is wise. At the moment I'm beating myself up badly for not being able to move and certainly NOT being able to drive in this state! Come on now; I don't want to hurt anyone because my driving abilities are impaired. Let's act with intelligence shall we?
Avatar n tn Now THIS IS IMPORTANT, they can’t “fix” the shell, it just heals back together on its own. So I was on a five pound weight restriction for six weeks while that disk shell the annulus was healing back together. YOU FEEL BETTER right after surgery, but you MUST let that disk heal, or you’ll just blow it again! No mowing your lawn a week later!
Avatar n tn Plus, in order to sleep I take Neurotin (not sure mg). I can walk/sit or stand in one place for too long. I even have trouble shopping for more than 15 minutes. My pain specialist has given me a handicap placard to help me so i dont have to walk far when leaving the store. Currently awaiting referrals from the insurance company for physical therapy and nerve testing. Hope you get better. I know how much this pain bites.
Avatar f tn Dear fellow sufferers, I can't tell you how relieved I was to hear that I am not alone. I too suffer from the same abdominal cramps. I have noticed that we all share almost identical symptoms and situations that seem to induce the pain. -Cramps come on during strenuous exercise. -Usually at the beginning or soon after a streunous push during running.