When Can I Play Again After Meniscus Surgery? + MORE

When Can I Play Again After Meniscus Surgery? + MORE

For Athletes in Weight-Sensitive Sports: Food for Thought + MORE

While many athletes yearn to be leaner and lighter, some athletes have to be leaner and lighter. If you compete in a sport with weight classes (i.e., wrestling, lightweight rowing) or in a sport that is sensitive to weight (cycling, running), you likely put pressure on yourself to achieve a weight .... More »

DANGERS OF HAZING: How to Finally Put an End to This Abusive Behavior + MORE

As I discussed in length on my radio show this morning (and by the way, if you want to hear any of my shows, you can listen to the podcast at WFAN.com), the time has finally come to stand up and eradicate hazing from our schools. Now, I write that, knowing full well that hazing is one of the most in.... More »
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The Psychology Of Words And The Young Athlete + MORE

Ken TaylorYoung athletes live in a pretty strange world. So many adults saying things to them but no one really communicating. Its hard enough for them to decipher one adult's vague instructions but then have to blend the mixed messages of parents and coaches.  Ken Taylor, former NFL cornerback.... More »
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This key practice can help you build a positive attitude! + MORE

Nothing good ever comes from being negative. Nothing! When you consistently put yourself down after a failure or continually catch yourself doing things wrong, then the only “good” you’ll do for yourself is to kill your self-confidence and tighten your muscles. I don’t have to tell you the.... More »

8 Things To Consider While Choosing Your Child’s Coach

8 Things To Consider While Choosing Your Child’s Coach Let’s be realistic here — as a parent of a child participating in youth sports, you will rarely be in the position to choose the coach. But when you have that option, or when you’re looking for a private coach to help y.... More »
In every sport there is a clear difference between amateurs and professionals.  Aside from talent and ability, then main difference is often how hard an athlete works. But with running, there is a difference between running harder and running smarter. The professional holds longevity sacred, and thus, does everything possible to be able to maintain the ability to train consistently without injury or burnout…

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NYU journalism professor Jay Rosen tweeted a link Monday to a blog post headlined “stock and flow” by bestselling author Robin Sloane.
It's a once-a-year thing for me, linking to @robinsloan's internet classic: Stock and Flow http://t.co/DoSD7wKwWn Eames chair of blog posts.
— Jay Rosen (@jayrosen_nyu) June 16, 2014

The post is 4 years old…

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Remember when you and your wife were dating?  It was really difficult to keep your hands off each other.  You wanted her and she wanted you.  That felt so good.  It was awesome.  There’s no better feeling than being desired.  After marriage, and particularly after having kids, things have a way of changing…

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When Can I Play Again After Meniscus Surgery?

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flag football tournament 1403024029 1273759499 When Can I Play Again After Meniscus Surgery? + MOREBy Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

Recovery is highly variable, but generally speaking most young athletes can return to sprinting, cutting, and jumping sports at about 6 weeks after partial meniscus removal surgery
Generally speaking, most young athletes will return to sprinting, cutting, and jumping sports at about 4 months after meniscus repair with stitches
Beware about claims to return fully to sports at 2 weeks after surgery- this is very rare
Success rates are very high with properly followed rehab

This weekend I watched Costa Rica defeat Uruguay in a World Cup game, with this huge upset made possible in part because star Uruguay striker Luis Suarez was unable to play due to recovery from recent knee meniscus surgery…

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Fitness Tip: Tire Flips

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Want to build leg strength the non-conventional way? Give tire flips a try.
The Tire Flip exercise is a unique movement that can help improve your lower body explosiveness. This fun exercise will confuse your lower leg muscle group throughout the foreign, non-traditional range of motion…

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“Honestly, I sometimes truly wish that ‘tools’ such as the iPhone (or any smartphone), laptops, iPads, tablets, etc. hadn’t been invented. Sure, they’re great, incredibly useful, and fun time-killers. But the way teenagers abuse them, and turn them into mini social control rooms is frankly awful…

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Hit Count Symposium

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If you have a son or daughter in Little League Baseball you probably have heard of a pitch count.  Basically it is a set number of pitches a pitcher can throw in a certain time period.  The reasoning seems simple and sound, in my opinion; to protect the overuse of the arm/elbow.  Sure, there are […]

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