Athletes can be deprived of their sense of self due to injuries increasing stress in their lives. This can further lead to a fear to re-injury, negative emotions, mood disturbances and a sensation of loss1. It is normal for athletes to experience a variety of emotions like feeling down, sad, angry, restless, irritable or anxious … Continue reading Psychological Impact of Injuries on Athletes
Enjoyment remains the key to sport participation at all times and must be prioritised by parents and coaches. Do you think that the more you train, the better your performance is? Optimum amount of training is appropriate for an athlete to get the maximum of their abilities. Work SMART is the new mantra! We always … Continue reading Impact of Burnout on Sport Performance
Periodised training is critical for long-term and sustainable gains for the athlete year-on-year. Courtesy: YLM Sport Science Historically, Sport Coaches and Strength & Conditioning coaches have been at loggerheads over the handling of athletes, even though the goals of both these coaches is to have the athlete perform at their optimal levels. With more awareness … Continue reading A Single Season Sport by Raoul Hirani
Raoul Hirani, Strength & Conditioning Trainer Parents and Coaches should focus on Sampling of Sports for better athletic development rather than worrying about achieving results in one Sport too quickly. When should a child specialise in a single sport? It really depends on the sport!However, most sports are the ones where the athletes peaks in their … Continue reading The Specialisation Conundrum
Manav Bajaj, Sport Nutritionist While it is now common understanding that protein helps muscle building/growth which is essential for athletic performance. However, in the current world of protein supplements there is a large variety of options available ranging from dairy and animal based proteins (whey, casein, milk, beef) and vegetarian friendly options such as plant based proteins (soy, … Continue reading Proteins – Plant Based vs Animal based
Manav Bajaj, Sport Nutritionist Gluten free diets (GFD) seem to be the latest of many fad diets/trends that get blown out of proportion in the mainstream media while ignoring the scientific underpinnings of its existence. This has also been fueled by a number of high-profile athlete’s endorsing gluten free diets and correlating the absence of … Continue reading GLUTEN FREE DIETS – Fad or Fact?
Manav Bajaj Omega-3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fatty acids meaning they contain more than one carbon double bond in their structure. The main two omega-3 fatty acids are eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). These two fatty acids have been purported to have several mechanisms that may contribute to gaining an athletic advantage either … Continue reading Demonising Fat?! Ever heard of Omega-3?
Parents are advised to adapt a process-based approach and treat the children as individuals and not compare them at any stage, especially on the basis of results or outcomes. Sibling relationships play a crucial role in child’s psychological development as they are considered amongst the longest lasting relationship in a person’s life. Factors ranging from a child’s characteristics to cultural values … Continue reading Effects of Sibling Relationships on a Young Athlete’s Development