Singletracks.com: CBD and Mountain Biking

This time around, a cycling-specific article reviewing the database of literature surrounding the application of CBD as an ergogenic aid. What’s the dirt on CBD supplementation – does it benefit or hinder training adaptations? Click below to read more!

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CBD and Training: Is It an Ergogenic Aid?

“If exercise could be packed into a pill, it would be the single most widely prescribed and beneficial medicine in the nation.”  – Dr. Robert Butler, Founder, National Institutes on Aging If asked, I wonder what Dr. Butler would say about cannabidiol (CBD), or the combined use of CBD to…

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What Is the Therapeutic Value of CBD?

CBD molecular structure

Our nation is struggling to treat lifestyle constructs that foster chronic disease, an opioid crisis, and the existence of an obesity epidemic.  Further, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), 6.7% of U.S. adults have suffered from a major depressive episode at least once in their life, and…

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Cannabis and Performance

Let’s face it… pot is in the political spotlight and the needs of the many are winning. As worldly clinicians tout the legitimacy of its use for treating conditions such as epilepsy and others remain afraid of its stereotypes, the freedom to choose to use is beginning to rumble loudly.…

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The Psychological Influences of Arm Pump

We’ve spoken about this topic before, and for good reason. Have you ever rock climbed? How about mountain biked or participated in motocross? You’ve probably suffered from chronic exertional compartment syndrome (CECS) in your forearms – the medical name for arm pump. In reality, the physiological onset isn’t purely a…

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SSRIs for Anxiety: The Wrong Prescription?

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are the newest and most widely used class of antidepressants on the market today. Furthermore, they are prescribed for more than the treatment of depression. Individuals with bioplar disorder may also be placed on a regimen of SSRIs to augment their primary medication, or in the case…

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Mountain Biking is Good for Our Youth

Engaging in regular physical activity is good for both the physical and mental health of our children. Most people don’t realize that unhealthy lifestyle habits set our kids up for chronic disease as they age. Large amounts of sedentary time during the younger years doesn’t provide an invigorating, motivating or challenging…

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Cardiovascular Adaptations to Exercise and the Athlete EKG

Exercise is good for your heart – this we know. Endurance athletes, such as cyclists, runners and rowers, undergo higher amounts of cardiac remodeling than many other types of athletes, a necessary adaptation to the demands placed on their body. The heart is responsible for nutrient and oxygen delivery to the…

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Crank Up the Tunes! How Music Enhances Performance

A wealth of scientific study supports the claim that music enhances performance, having a beneficial influence on mental and physiological outcomes during exercise. What is even more interesting is they type of music you choose – fast paced metal or slower, calm jazz – can affect your body in different…

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24-Hours in the Old Pueblo: A Photo Essay

I had a great time at the 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo, and that’s most certainly an understatement. Albeit my first experience at the event (and second mountain bike endurance race ever), I was fortunate enough to learn some preparatory tricks from two, 24HOP seasoned individuals: My husband who’s…

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