Messages are sent to the brain More alert Relays a sense of being energized Improves concentration Speeds reaction time Power is elevated for longer without feeling like you are working harder
Glucose = energy Oxidized in cell respiration to carbon dioxide and water Produces energy in the form of ATP Extra glucose stored in the cells as glycogen
Glucose is depleted by exercise Body turns to fat for fuel Caffeine releases fat storage while storing up to 50% of it’s glucose With glucose stored, the body utilizes the fat for fuel. Lactic acid build-up is delayed Allows for longer exercise
Sleep Deprivation Nausea and Cramping Anxiety and Confusion Rapid Heart Beat Fatigue Headaches Gastrointestinal Instability
Negative side effects that could affect the athlete: Muscle tightness Muscle cramping Dehydration
Produced by: Lynn Nelson, Terri Blanchard and Judy VanFossen
Back in the Game Sports Medicine is a clinic dedicated to the treatment of physical injuries to the body. Caring for an injured body involves more than making the diagnosis; it's about understanding and treating the cause to prevent future injuries. The clinic addresses injuries of the spine, extremities, sports, and auto/work.