Memoirs of Sports

What is relative energy deficiency syndrome? (RED-S)

The sinister string tying these athletes is the nutritional mishaps that caused LEA (Low energy availability) leading to the 'Female Athlete Triad' as named by the American College of Sports Medicine, in 1992 for the interrelationship between bone mineral loss, disordered eating and loss of menstruation in women athletes, or RED-S.

Florida Grid league(GL): The New CrossFit?

Brace yourselves for the Florida Grid League(FGL) !!! I want to introduce a new type of sports league in this blog post. Interestingly, this is based on a lot of activities we do in the gym and is scored differently than any other leagues in the world.

Freiberg’s Infarction

Patients with Freiberg's infraction typically complain of pain with activity, increasing on walking and in high heels. Clinically, tenderness on compression and movement. Swelling is usually present as well. The patient may or may not show decreased joint ROM depending on the stage of the disease process.

Gabriela Andersen-Schiess

1984 was a huge step towards equality, and what a glorious marathon it was. U.S.A’s Joan benoit won the marathon 1 minute and half faster than the succeeding women finishing 2 hours, 24 minutes and 52 seconds. The crowd cheered and applauded her as she finished the course but what made the marathon more memorable than anything else was the entry of Gabriela Andersen-scheiss 20 minutes after Benoit finished.

Video Games and its effectiveness in developing sport related skills

We have always heard from the elders about the side effects of playing video games and the result it has on a child's psyche, but, we haven't yet explored the possibility of developing certain characteristics using virtual reality.

The Fosbury flop

As the saying goes, necessity is the mother of invention, Fosbury started adapting to new and better positions in the high jump. Failures came first and the early attempts at perfecting a new technique rattled Fosbury, garnering him some laughs along the way. 

Editorial: There’s so much to it!

Perspective, precision and perfection are essential in every profession, especially so in healthcare, as they expect you to solve all your client's problems. Check the editorial to read the entire article.

Badminton: The Sport and the science behind it!

Badminton has been present since a long time but it developed as a modern day sport in 19th century. It originated from an older sibling game being played in India from centuries, the game rose to the liking of expatriate officers from the British raj and some who went back to England started the badminton association of England under revised rules and regulations. Since then it grew in fame across all the continents but its dominance within the Asian countries was undoubtedly the greatest. In 1992 it got inducted into Olympic summer sport games. Read more about it here!

Cycling his way to dreams: Chris Hoy

Hoy, at a tender age of 6, was fascinated by the very idea of how racing bikes can be manipulated and that’s why he took to cycling- So something that excited him, that sounded fun, something he could enjoy! That’s the most important thing!

Langdi and its incredible use in training the modern day athlete!

A traditional sport played across India (especially Maharashtra) for eons, it involves 2 teams with 12 players each and a rectangular area where a 1 vs 3 situation is formed. 1 ~ the player from chasing team who hops on one foot and tries to catch the 3 defenders in the area. The name Langdi(लंगडी in Marathi) is, as a word, derived from the situation of hopping on one foot!

King James!

The stuff of dreams is what you call LeBron’s story. After being touted as the next basketball superstar from his high school in Ohio, LeBron was immediately drafted and picked by Cleveland cavaliers in 2003. Yes, he skipped school for Ball, and won the rookie of the year award from NBA the same season, “Stuff of dreams”.

Editorial: Heart Rate and Vital Stats monitoring in sports!

Fitness trackers have taken the world by storm. HR, Steps, calories, sleep cycles and even rate and depth of breathing can now be monitored. Quoting from a social media post, “after so many useless trends and fads, is the fitness trend here to stay?” And therein lies the flaw- trends don’t ‘stay’. Lifestyles and behaviours do. And whether the trend is here to stay, it may be too early to say. But whatever may be the case, we are all now more familiar, if not already accustomed, to this monitoring. Click here to read more!

Strength and honor!

Polydamas was a Pankratiast and the victor of wrestling in 93rd Olympic games. Much details about where he hailed from remain a mystery, except for his feats and legendary strength.

How important is creativity in teaching & treating patients?

Creativity adds a new dimension to just plain rote practice! So, the therapist needs to sharpen up & get creative with the prescriptions!

Documentary Revisit: Fire in Babylon

How did the West Indies (Windies) come to be one of the most aggressive and powerful sides in world cricket? Revisiting the historic documentary: Fire in Babylon! 

A leap of faith

There are certain things which are “Common sense” in the sporting fraternity, for example not drinking before the OLYMPICS final! But beamon did not mind doing that, as the story goes he had a couple of drinks on the night before finals..... Check out the blog for the full story!

Why is it important to have a good physio per player ratio for a team sport?

Physiotherapy is still a budding profession globally and considering sports, players have begun respecting and know more about what physios are and what is their job. How many therapists are needed to support the staff adequately? Find out more in this blog.

How Olympic lifting affects cricket players?

Olympic lifts tend to utilise all the muscles of the body making it a compound movement and the most advanced one at that. Many of the sportsmen across the world use lifting to improve their power and strength. This trend was brought to India by none other than Virat kohli. Let us analyse in depth, how does olympic lifting affect anyone? And more specifically affect cricketers.

Bumpy Ride Of IPL’s Honcho

Ironically, the wealthiest cricketing board in today’s world, BCCI, which generates most of its revenue from IPL, had first turned down its proposal. Check out more on the blog!

The Unplayable ball

Shane Warne had just played a total of 11 test matches and taken 31 wickets till 1993 Ashes series in England. The pitch was old Trafford, Manchester, renowned for benefitting the spin bowling. Shane warne was a leg-spinner, a type of spin considered to be outdated by the cricketing pundits and public dismissed him as a promising-yet outdated spinner.

Birth of Marathon

The birthplace of the modern-day sporting event called marathon is ideally a place called “Marathon” in Greece. The Legend that gives rise to the sport is the legend of Philippines, the messenger. It is with this legendary tale that I am started my post archive

Breaking the color barrier

The first African-American to play in major league baseball and the person who opened the gates for many more people. An inspiration and role model for multiple people including all genders and races who slayed the idea of racist sporting events. Robinson was anti-race-based discrimination from the initial stages of his life itself when revolted … Continue reading Breaking the color barrier

Captain cool: Where it all started!

They were brushed off by the media and the other players alike for not having enough experience and firepower to go far in the tournament. Little did anyone know that this tournament will change the way cricket is perceived in India. Check out the post to know more!

The disqualified winner.

Sometimes, a passion hits you so hard that you forget everything else in the vicinity. Such was the case with Dorando Pietri, a cook in a café in Italy. A marathon was occurring in the vicinity of the café dorando worked in, marathon was in all its grandeur with Pericle Pagliani leading. Dorando was mused with this sport and legend has it that he started running the marathon in clothes of a cook. He finished the race before Pagliani.