Sports Drinks & You: The Debate
Apr11

Sports Drinks & You: The Debate

CrossFire has three articles concerning the use of sports drinks, this one – one citing the pros and cons of sports drinks and one citing the benefits and drawbacks of milk as a sports drink. The question remains: if a pros and cons list can be made at all, what’s the long-standing argument all about? The answer lies in the methods of research and marketing, which is a heavy component to the sports drink debate.   Professional...

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Sports Drinks & You: Milk as a Sports Drink
Mar29

Sports Drinks & You: Milk as a Sports Drink

In part 1 of CrossFire’s series about sports drinks, we talked about the ingredients and uses of the average sports drink.  In recent years, there has been a push to include non-traditional sports drinks as workout nutrition. Milk has also made its presence known in the sports drink industry, with some authors claiming that low-fat milk is a more effective means of rehydration during exercise than other commercially available sports...

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Sports Drinks & You: Rehydration
Mar17

Sports Drinks & You: Rehydration

In 2017, CrossFire CrossTraining and Krav Maga posted an article about water and hydration, which briefly mentioned the use of sports drinks. The end of the article states only general advice: if a workout lasts longer than 45 minutes, a sports drink with 6-8% sugar might be a good source of energy and hydration.1 While the general rule holds true, researchers, fitness professionals and sports drink companies have long debated what...

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The Importance of Drinking Water
Aug24

The Importance of Drinking Water

Many of the pages on CrossFire CrossTraining and Krav Maga’s website mention bringing water to class. This is because water is crucial for the human body to function, especially during hot days or exercise. The human body is made up of 60% water, but cannot manufacture its own supply.1 The only way your body can replenish its water supply is by bringing water in from outside sources, like a water bottle or drinking fountain....

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Krav Maga Levels and Belts
Feb15

Krav Maga Levels and Belts

Despite not being a martial art, Krav Maga schools tend to use a belting structure. This is a relatively new concept in Krav Maga, first being used in 1968. 1Since Krav Maga is made to be learned quickly and uses the human body’s natural instincts, a belting system may seem to go against some of the core concepts of Krav Maga. Martial arts use a belting system to show mastery over certain concepts as a student progresses through...

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