September 22, 2014

Dr. Asdrubal Lopez Completes Certification as Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians

Dr. Asdrubal Lopez has successfully completed the requirements to be certified as a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians (DACBSP). The DACBSP certification requires the doctor to attend a minimum of 300 hours of postgraduate education. This instruction is specific to evaluating physical fitness and the assessment and treatment of injuries encountered […]

June 27, 2014

Calculating Your Dietary Needs

Use this formula to determine your Basal Metabolic Rate. This is the amount of energy your body expends at rest. English BMR Formula Women: BMR = 655 + (4.35 x weight in lbs) + (4.7 x height in inches) – (4.7 x age) Men: BMR = 66 + (6.23 x weight in lbs) + (12.7 […]

Hydration: a careful balance

ACSM Fluid Replacement Recommendations Proper hydration is important for optimal physical performance and endurance. Because both dehydration and overhydration can be a serious problem for athletes, experts at the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) regularly update their position paper recommendations for fluid replacement for physical activity. According to the ACSM, because hydration needs can […]

Carbohydrates and “bonking”

Carbohydrates are an important part of a healthy diet and especially crucial for an athlete’s energy needs. It is vitally important to understand the difference between complex and simple carbohydrates and nutrient timing with carbs to maximize the use of this important energy source, but at the same time maximize fat burn. Complex Carbs: These […]


The building blocks for the animal and human body is protein. Protein is responsible for the building, repair and maintenance of our lean muscle tissue. It’s important to eat an appropriate amount every day to keep the muscles in an anabolic (muscle building) state. Therefore, protein recommendations for endurance and strength-trained athletes range from .5 […]