May 2013

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...

by Dr. Matt Fontaine There are several great articles out on the web on nutrition for race day. I will just say, train with the food you choose beforehand. Get to know if your body can handle gels, if so, how many before getting...

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...

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...

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...

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....

By Dr. Matt Fontaine [caption id="attachment_907" align="aligncenter" width="300"] IM Florida[/caption] 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. ...

by Dr. Matt Fontaine, CEO/ Clinic Director for Potomac Chiropractic & Sports Medicine Perfect Synergy for Diagnosing and Resolving Muscle and Joint Pain Syndromes  In the series I  detail the secret to resolving muscle and joint pain syndromes.  What makes a "sports Chiropractor" different from other...

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...

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...