Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A true love of sports...

We started the League of Dreams five years ago to give all children the same opportunity to play in sports leagues regardless of their disability.  In these days of player lockouts, contract disputes, it is awesome to see a group of kids who LOVE just being part of the game. 

We are attempting to build a rubber baseball field in Bakersfield for these children so they can play on a safe surface.  The regular fields not only present a trip hazard but also many of our athletes are medically sensitive to the dust and or heat. 

The best part of this is when these kids are on the field they, just for that brief time, are simply athletes being cheered on by their fans! 

League of Dreams Baseball 2011

Monday, March 14, 2011


I don't think any supplement has created the buzz that creatine has, well, no legal supplement.  One study years ago showed an increase in lean muscle mass after supplementing creatine when compared to protein powder and glucose (sugar).  Then the rumor mill began to spin and the 'closet pharmacists' (self professed experts on supplements) started to tell people the 'best way to use creatine.'  Like everything else we have talked about there is actually a science behind creatine.  It is naturally occuring and we get it in the meats that we eat.  So, vegetarians will get the biggest effect from creatine supplementation.  The other truth about creatine is that it's function inside the body is in the initial energy burst or the first 10 seconds of exercise. So, if your sport lasts longer than 10 seconds you will not derive any benefit from creatine supplementation.  Check out the video, Kim and I cover it in more detail. 

One warning for very careful what you use for supplements and the reputation of the company who produces it.  If you are tested and something shows up because you didn't use a reputible supplement, you are the one who will pay the price, not the supplement maker.  Only use approved supplements!

Creatine, what you need to know...

Friday, March 11, 2011

The truth about protein

Kim and I discuss the truth about protein supplements.  What are the best types of protein?  What do you need to watch out for?  When is the best time to use them?  It's all here and its all based on actual science.  If you use protein supplements then this is a must listen.  If there are other supplements you would like to know more about just let me know. 

Why protein and supplements for athletes part 1