Sauna

When heat is on, handle it right By Craig Horswill, Gatorade Sports Science Institute   Between the handball court and the showers, players often detour to the sauna, steam room or whirlpool to relax. For some players, such facilities hold…

Core Muscles

Core of the matter: It’s best to add strength Gatorade Sports Science Institute     Training your core muscles will optimize your court performance. Strengthening your body’s core is essential for top athletic performance. Many of the major muscles of…

Overtraining

Beware! Overtraining might make you sick By David C. Nieman     Be sure to exercise the proper amount so problems don’t arise on the court.  A common perception exists that overtraining or participation in lengthy endurance sports such as…

Carbohydrates

Here’s how to understand carbohydrates By Mitchell Kanter     Carbohydrates are essential nutrients for players engaging in tournament matches. In spite of efforts to make food labels more understandable, label reading can still be an intimidating venture. In the…

Alcohol

Sorry to break the news: Step away from the bar By Jacqueline R. Berning     If it’s water instead of beer in that cup, this hefty fellow will be a lot better off.  In the early 1900s, marathon runners…