Member Case Study: Is Losing Muscle Mass Safe?

author : AMSSM
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photoIs it ever advisable to try to lose muscle mass? I've been struggling with a cycle of training to lose weight or rehabilitate some minor injury and only gaining muscle, which adds to my weight.

Exercise-associated Muscle Cramps

author : AMSSM
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photoMuscle cramps occur in 67% of triathletes. This article discusses several theories on the causes of cramps and what to do if you get one and how to prevent cramps.

Member Case Study: High Intensity Exercise Causing Flu-like Symptoms

author : AMSSM
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photoAfter finishing a sprint triathlon I ate a large meal and about 8 hours later I became very ill with chills, fever and diarrhea. I attributed it to food poisoning but it happened again after a brick.

Member Case Study: Water Retention

author : AMSSM
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photoI believe you are experiencing transient episodes of inappropriate anti-diuretic hormone (ADH) secretion. ADH is a hormone secreted by the pituitary gland and can be triggered by several stressors.

Nightime Muscle Cramps and Restless Leg Syndrome in Athletes

author : AMSSM
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photoNot all cramping is training-related. The causes of muscle cramping and the diagnosis of restless leg syndrome including some medical and non-medical treatments.

Member Case Study: Body Not Healing

author : AMSSM
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photoDo you have any ideas about why my body does not fully heal these many muscle injuries and is having an especially difficult time healing my calf?

Groin Pain Caused by Arthritis: A Doctor’s Story

author : AMSSM
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photoI realized my 50 mile/week running career was over. Now what? I was only 30 years old. I did what I could to stay active – switched to biking and swimming.

Member Case Study: Neuromuscular Reeducation

author : AMSSM
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photoIf one muscle has restrictions it can limit the range of motion on the connecting joint and have a domino effect as that tension and restriction is carried down the chain.

Three Common Triathlon Related Injuries

author : AMSSM
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photoHere’s a review of three common injuries in triathletes and a brief review of what to do if you experience one of these injuries: Runner’s Knee, Achilles Tendonitis and Swimmers Shoulder.

Member Case Study: Post-Workout Body Temperature Fluctuation

author : AMSSM
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photoI find this is occurring after almost every workout. The pattern is always the same: freezing 10 min after a workout and 2 hours to warm up again. I am not sick. My diet is healthy.

Member Case Study: Training with Arthritis

author : AMSSM
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photo Are there other triathletes who have compensated for lack of running due to arthritis? How is that done or how is it managed?

Member Case Study: Exercising When Sick

author : AMSSM
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photoWhile regular and moderate exercise such as light jogging has been shown to boost immune system function, more vigorous exercise can suppress the immune system.

A Painful Beginning: Common Foot and Ankle Injuries

author : AMSSM
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photoInjuries do happen, and we would like to discuss a few injuries that are common. All of these injuries can fall under the category of what are commonly called overuse injuries.

Heat Illness

author : AMSSM
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photoAs we enter the summer months of training and racing it seems reasonable to discuss issues around heat illness: what is it, how do we recognize it, what can we do about it, and how do we prevent it.

Ouch! The Body's Language of Pain - What it Means and What to Do About it.

author : jsanko
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photoWhen trying to understand what your body is telling you with a sensation of pain, it is helpful to be analytical. Pay close attention to the characteristics of the pain to help with diagnosis.
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