Archive for May 2013

Post Race Recovery

by Dr. Matt Fontaine Post Race Recovery: I will discuss why you need to hit the Athlete Post Race food tent and chow down. You need to replenish those glycogen stores and the body needs protein to start recovery. Don’t forget the beer. Ice Baths Really Do Work It sucks big time, but getting into…

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Learn How to Box Your Own Bike

by Dr. Matt Fontaine I decided to opt in to package my own bike. Thanks to a good friend who travels with his bike for races such as RAM I was in luck. He graciously lent me his bike case from TriAll3Sports. I was told the freight should be about $ 75 each way. When…

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Keeping Stats and Crunching the Numbers

by Dr. Matt Fontaine   What should you track and why? Triathletes love to track stats, like WATTS to measure power output on the bike, Heart Rate (HR), what HR zone you are training at ( zone 1- zone 5), LT, VO2Max. These stats could rival those kept in a high level collegiate human physiology…

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Proper Nutrition During Training and Competition

by Dr. Matt Fontaine This article will detail important supplements. The following is a short but essential list of supplements: magnesium glycinate, glutamine, a good B vitamin, essential fatty acids, vitamin B12. Why proper gut health and nutrition are critical in optimizing health and human performance. How to ensure you get plenty of plenty of…

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Dealing with Aches and Pains

by Dr. Matt Fontaine You are going to hurt, and hurt all over. What exactly does that mean? In a future article I will discuss soft tissue injuries and how they occur. They are often the result of repetitive motion and overtraining. I will discuss self treatment strategies you can employ to help prevent them.…

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Utilize Your Strong Discipline to Your Advantage

By Dr. Matt Fontaine It is important to know your strengths as well as your weakness.  All athletes will have both, but some will have strengths that gravitate towards a certain discipline in a multisport like Triathlon.  For me my strength comes from a background as a competitive swimmer. That allowed me to get by…

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Active Release Techniques® and Chiropractic

by Dr. Matt Fontaine, CEO/ Clinic Director for Potomac Chiropractic & Sports Medicine Perfect Synergy for Diagnosing and Resolving Muscle and Joint Pain Syndromes This is the second article in a series of articles on a new paradigm in dealing with musculoskeletal injuries.   Read the first article here.  In the series I  detail the secret…

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Tips on Returning to Sport After Injury

Tips on dealing with migrating pain during return to activity There are some key points to keep in mind when an athlete returns to sport after an injury.  Consider the scenario of the runner returning to sport completing a treatment program for a shin splint type injury and that the patient is coming off active…

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Sports Performance & Prehab Products and Information

Mobility and Training Learn How to Use a Foam Roller  Release tight restricted soft tissues with the foam roller.  Watch this video to see how it’s done properly. Rogue Fitness  Monster Bands, VooDoo Floss bands and more Roguefitness Monster Bands The monster bands are great for joint distraction to increase joint mobility and to allow…

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