BSN True-Mass is a high-calorie, high-protein supplement that is intended to assist athletes in gaining weight. Because intense exercise burns many calories, athletes often have trouble gaining weight. In sports such as bodybuilding and football, gaining lean muscle mass is required for optimal performance, so a high-protein weight gainer may …

The right training program can make the difference between your first amateur win and your first amateur concussion. Successful boxers pay significant attention to developing leg strength. Strong legs not only translate into punching power, but also contribute to the footwork and endurance you’ll need to survive several rounds in …

While cheerleading and gymnastics have tumbling in common, the way they use cartwheels and more complicated moves is vastly different. Both are highly athletic activities that require a great deal of physical fitness and expertise. Cheerleading and gymnastics also combine execution of powerful, awe-inspiring moves with grace and finesse. While …

Football is a fast-paced sport that is filled with incredible runs, passes and catches, as well as violent hits and dangerous tackles. Every play in a football game ends with a tackle and, in some cases, it takes a group of players to bring down a runner or a receiver. …

The labrum is a ring of soft tissue that surrounds the area near the end of the shoulder blade. Ligaments and tendons attach to your labrum and provide stability for the shoulder joint when you’re performing an activity such as throwing a baseball or swinging a bat. Because of the …

Traditionally, football fields used a variety of turfgrasses to maintain a playing surface. With the invention of artificial turf, which is a man-made product, natural grasses were replaced on many athletic fields including football fields. Artificial turf eliminated grass maintenance and upkeep. It allows many games to be played regardless …

Improving grip strength can positively impact many athletes, in not only the quality of their workouts but also the results they achieve. A certain degree of grip strength is paramount for athletes competing in sports like rugby, tennis and rock climbing. It is equally as important in weight training, especially …

Football is a popular sport, among kids and adults. This is where kids learn the individual skills and the team skills to make them good football players. Conditioning drills are an important part of football practices. When done correctly, they can provide both physical and emotional benefits for youth football …

Football workout programs are broken into four parts: off-season, spring season, summer and in-season. Throughout the year the frequency and intensity of your workouts will change, but the exercises you complete will remain fairly consistent. Most strength coaches believe in adjusting sets, reps and weights but focusing on the same …

There are more after school activity options than ever before for middle school students, including clubs, tutoring and sports participation. If your middle schooler participates in sports, you must consider the potential benefits as well as the risk of injury and the demands on the time and energy of young …