Summer tips from the pros 6/27

By PrepsKC staff
Posted: June 28, 2018 - 7:05 AM



The heat is here and athletes all across the Metro are getting ready for the upcoming school season.

The Sports Medicine and Performance Center at The University of Kansas Health System provides certified athletic trainers to several school districts in the city. Those trainers are on the frontlines serving athletes year round and they have a few helpful tips for working out this summer.

“Skipping meals is a HUGE no-no for athletes. Eating adequate calories and drinking an acceptable amount of water is crucial. A general rule is drinking half a person's body weight in oz. of water per day.” – Lansing High School ATC Julie Ascher

“Don't wait until the day before the first day of fall practices to start hydrating. This is an ongoing process you should be doing all summer.” – Lansing High School ATC Julie Ascher

“Stay #hydrated and maintain a well-balanced diet. Remember that everything you do in the offseason has an impact on your performance when the fall season begins.” – Shawnee Mission South High School ATC Whittney Findley

“If you're on a team that practices and plays outdoors, spend time outdoors to get acclimated to the warm weather you will expected to perform in.” - Shawnee Mission South High School ATC Whittney Findley

Parents, pay attention to your child’s behavior if he or she has been working out in the heat. Be aware of the dangers of heat-related illness. – Shawnee Mission North ATC Kevin Stalsberg

“Be active #outdoors over the summer. Don't spend your time inside in front of the TV or computer. It's important to acclimate yourself to the heat so you’re prepared for the rigors of fall sports.” – Shawnee Mission West ATC Ryan Sloop

It’s best to avoid working out in extreme heat, but sometimes it’s unavoidable. Shawnee Mission Northwest ATC Dan Fletcher offers several tips for these situations. Tip 1: “Recognize the activity you're about to do & the physical stress it will place on you both in intensity and duration.”

Tip 2: “Designate respective breaks in cool shaded areas with frequent water breaks. Wear a hat and light weighted clothing.”

The heat is here and athletes all across the Metro are getting ready for the upcoming school season.

The Sports Medicine and Performance Center at The University of Kansas Health System provides certified athletic trainers to several school districts in the city. Those trainers are on the frontlines serving athletes year round and they have a few helpful tips for working out this summer.

“Skipping meals is a HUGE no-no for athletes. Eating adequate calories and drinking an acceptable amount of water is crucial. A general rule is drinking half a person's body weight in oz. of water per day.” – Lansing High School ATC Julie Ascher

“Don't wait until the day before the first day of fall practices to start hydrating. This is an ongoing process you should be doing all summer.” – Lansing High School ATC Julie Ascher

“Stay #hydrated and maintain a well-balanced diet. Remember that everything you do in the offseason has an impact on your performance when the fall season begins.” – Shawnee Mission South High School ATC Whittney Findley

“If you're on a team that practices and plays outdoors, spend time outdoors to get acclimated to the warm weather you will expected to perform in.” - Shawnee Mission South High School ATC Whittney Findley

Parents, pay attention to your child’s behavior if he or she has been working out in the heat. Be aware of the dangers of heat-related illness. – Shawnee Mission North ATC Kevin Stalsberg

“Be active #outdoors over the summer. Don't spend your time inside in front of the TV or computer. It's important to acclimate yourself to the heat so you’re prepared for the rigors of fall sports.” – Shawnee Mission West ATC Ryan Sloop

It’s best to avoid working out in extreme heat, but sometimes it’s unavoidable. Shawnee Mission Northwest ATC Dan Fletcher offers several tips for these situations. Tip 1: “Recognize the activity you're about to do & the physical stress it will place on you both in intensity and duration.”

Tip 2: “Designate respective breaks in cool shaded areas with frequent water breaks. Wear a hat and light weighted clothing.”

For more sports medicine articles and information on the Sports Medicine & Performance Center at the University of Kansas Health System, go to sportstmedicine.kansashealthsystem.com or follow @KUSportsMed on twitter.

 


 

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