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Customize Recovery: Collegiate Athletes

Posted by BridgeAthletic on Jul 14, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Recovery is an important process to implement in training programs for athletes at all levels in order to prevent injury, reduce fatigue, and enhance athletic performance. Immediately after a practice or competition, athletes should actively cool-down and recover using certain methods. All recovery techniques are valuable for athletes at any level, however there are some unique methods that should be emphasized at the collegiate level. Intense college training demands more specific recovery methods. As athletes shift from high school to college, heavy weight training becomes a top priority to enhance athletic performance. Athlete recovery at this stage should focus on repairing muscles.

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Topics: S+C, Recovery, College Athletes

Ice Baths and Recovery

Posted by BridgeAthletic on Jul 14, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Muscle soreness is a familiar and dreaded companion for competitive athletes in training. Ice baths, also known as cold water immersion or cold water therapy, can be an effective recovery method to flush out lactic acid, diminish muscle soreness, and leave athletes feeling fresh for their next training session. This recovery method is common amongst collegiate and professional athletes across a variety of sports.

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Topics: S+C, Sport Science, Recovery, College Athletes

How to Pass Preseason Fitness Tests

Posted by Sarah Connors on Jun 21, 2017 8:16:15 AM

Soccer players spend the entire summer preparing for their dreaded preseason fitness test. Ranging from the infamous beep-test to a strenuous timed run, most soccer teams require their athletes to complete a fitness test at the beginning of preseason. It is the first chance an athlete has to make a good impression and will set the bar for the rest of the season.

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Topics: S+C, Soccer, College Athletes

Good Nutritional Habits for Student-Athletes

Posted by Grace Anne D'Amico on Jun 14, 2017 9:11:41 AM

Nutrition is one of the most, if not the most, important aspects of being an athlete. The way an athlete treats their body before and after workouts on a daily basis can transform overall performance from being good to great. It is imperative to take time to prioritize and plan nutrition in order to keep your body healthy and happy!

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Topics: Nutrition, Recovery, College Athletes