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Here’s What You Can Do To Help Prevent Sports Injuries

There is a growing epidemic of preventable youth sports injuries that are destroying athletic hopes and taking dreams away. In the U.S., about 30 million children and teens participate in some form of organized sports, and more than 3.5 million injuries each year, which cause some loss of time of participation, are experienced by the […]

Dr. Asdrubal Lopez Completes Certification as Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians

Dr. Asdrubal Lopez has successfully completed the requirements to be certified as a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians (DACBSP). The DACBSP certification requires the doctor to attend a minimum of 300 hours of postgraduate education. This instruction is specific to evaluating physical fitness and the assessment and treatment of injuries encountered […]

Calculating Your Dietary Needs

Use this formula to determine your Basal Metabolic Rate. This is the amount of energy your body expends at rest. English BMR Formula Women: BMR = 655 + (4.35 x weight in lbs) + (4.7 x height in inches) – (4.7 x age) Men: BMR = 66 + (6.23 x weight in lbs) + (12.7 […]

Hydration: a careful balance

ACSM Fluid Replacement Recommendations Proper hydration is important for optimal physical performance and endurance. Because both dehydration and overhydration can be a serious problem for athletes, experts at the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) regularly update their position paper recommendations for fluid replacement for physical activity. According to the ACSM, because hydration needs can […]

Carbohydrates and “bonking”

Carbohydrates are an important part of a healthy diet and especially crucial for an athlete’s energy needs. It is vitally important to understand the difference between complex and simple carbohydrates and nutrient timing with carbs to maximize use of this important energy source, but at the same time maximize fat burn.   Complex Carbs: These […]

Proteins

The building blocks for the animal and human body is protein. Protein is responsible for the building, repair and maintenance of our lean muscle tissue. It’s important to eat an appropriate amount every day to keep the muscles in an anabolic (muscle building) state. Therefore, protein recommendations for endurance and strength-trained athletes range from .5 […]

Fats

Fat is a necessary component of a normal diet, which provides energy and essential elements of cell membranes and associated nutrients such as vitamins A, D and E. One should keep their fat intake to 20-35% of their total energy expenditure. A 170 lb male athlete would consume about 20% of a 3,000 calorie diet […]

Nutritional Philosophy

At Summit Sports Chiropractic we offer all levels of care. We believe that nutrition plays a huge role in the musculoskeletal system’s ability to build strength, endure, and repair. Our nutritionist, Jolene, is a licensed health care provider. She understands the metabolic needs of all ages and activity levels. She uses current and relevant research […]

Nutrition for Athletic Performance

Pre-Exercise or Pre-Game Meal: To keep the athlete from “Bonking” and/or getting hungry during an intense workout, it’s important to have the athlete eat about 2-3 hours prior to the event. The meal should include a small amount of fat and fiber, moderate amounts of protein and a considerably larger number of carbohydrates. Eating 200-300 […]