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  • Nutrition For Strong Muscles and Tendons???

    Posted by Sanchara on October 27, 2009 at 6:21 am

    Does anyone have any advice as far as what foods/nutrients one should be eating in order to have stong tendons and muscles. I can’t seem to think of anything other than protein.

    Sanchara replied 14 years, 6 months ago 4 Members · 8 Replies
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  • litlbit

    Member
    October 27, 2009 at 6:53 am

    To keep your body strong and healthy you need complex carbs (anything that’s not made with white flour) and green vegies (simple carbs) and healthy fats along with the protein. Rule of thumb for amounts (baseline) is 40% protein, 40% Carbs, and 20^ or less healthy fats. The protein doesn’t do you any good if you are not eating the others because it takes carbs and fat to synthesize the protein. Stretching and exercise along with a healthy diet will keep your body strong. Hope this helps! *HUGZ*

  • Sanchara

    Member
    October 27, 2009 at 7:08 am

    Thank you^^ I understand that baisc nutrition is super important, I should have been more specific in my question.

    I was more thinking about specific vitamines and minerals in order to make tendons more resitant to pulls.

  • Veena

    Administrator
    October 28, 2009 at 3:41 am

    While there are Collagen supplements out there. I honestly if you have a well rounded diet I don’t see the need for special vitamins and or supplement. For the majority of the population its not necessary even if your active. Now, if your into body building and things like that you have to be super strict about your food and supplements….or it can be tough on your body. Are you having tendon problems? Or just trying to prevent a problem?

  • litlbit

    Member
    October 28, 2009 at 4:33 am

    Veena is absolutely right! I do take a few supplements but ONLY because I’m body building and over stressing my body. If you eat healthy you shouldn’t need anything else. https://www.studioveena.com/img/smilies/icon_e_biggrin.gif

  • Sanchara

    Member
    October 28, 2009 at 6:14 am

    Yes I am. In the last few months I’ve been pulling muscles left right and center. Right now I have more Grade I pulls than I can count and I’m recovering from a bad grade II hammstring pull. My Vaulting coach suspects that it might have something to do with the eating disorder I faced earlier in the year and my tendons being depleated of nutrients.

    I don’t know much about body building but I do know that at the level I’m competing at a female Vaulter is expected to be as stong as a male gymast but still have exceptional felxibillity.

  • verucablue

    Member
    October 28, 2009 at 7:48 am

    Many people now a days do not get enough magnesium in their diet. Mag deficiency is pretty common – you might want to look into adding more foods that are high in it. When I was a gymnast we took magnesium to help with tendinitis and bursitis that would occur as well as practicing self myofascial release. If you don’t already know about it…but you probably do since you train https://www.studioveena.com/img/smilies/icon_e_smile.gif but if not google it – rolling around on that silly foam roll is painful but boy does it really help https://www.studioveena.com/img/smilies/icon_e_smile.gif

  • Veena

    Administrator
    October 28, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    Awww that sucks that your having so much trouble!!! https://www.studioveena.com/img/smilies/icon_evil.gif Weight training with strict proper forum can help your build stronger tendons. I would think the troubles could definitely be coming from the eating problems in the past. I would have to do more research to know what may help, my training is only in helping prevent this kind of problem. So it sounds like your still vaulting and pole dancing? I would talk to a nutritionist to see what they could suggest. With your history certain supplement might be key to keeping your body healthy. https://www.studioveena.com/img/smilies/icon_thumleft.gif

  • Sanchara

    Member
    October 29, 2009 at 1:10 am

    thank you! I wasn’t sure but now I’ve decided to book an appointment with my doctor as well as a meeting with my personal trainer and my coach so we can descuss my new diet/training plan. I’m still vaulting but my husband won’t let me use my pole untill he’s retightened it. (it kindof slipped on me the other day. I think it’s because of the stupid peices of plywood that he put bwteen the dome and the celing and underneath it. He also wants to rea-arrange the furniture in the bedroom so I have more crash space (I’m scared to invirt that close to the bed)

    but again thank you all. I feel a lot less uncertian now that I have some idea what I should do.

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