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Category: Weight Training

May 3, 2010

Prohormone Supplements: Best to Say "No" to "Andro"

The controversy over the use of prohormone nutritional supplementation in humans (andro) has continued since the investigations of popular athletes. A recent study in the American College of Sports Medicine found, while these supplements are widely marketed, the scientific data supporting the effectiveness is lacking.

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Mar 8, 2010

Creatine in Strength Training

A few weeks ago, I received a request from a concerned mother of a local high school football player. Her son is spending the winter and spring weight training for next football season. He has been using protein shakes and wants to use creatine supplements to improve his size and strength. His mother is concerned and asked if I would address the use of creatine in strength training and make recommendations based on the literature.

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Feb 2, 2010

Weight Training in Adolescents

On a very frequent basis, parents of young athletes ask when it is safe for their children to participate in weight training.

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Jun 13, 2009

Prevention of Lower Back Pain: Maintain Fitness Level

As little as 10 extra pounds puts great stress on your lower back. It also makes it more difficult to maintain good posture.

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