A Life Of Commitment Can Begin To Take Its Toll On Athletes

Two of the most prominent men in their respective sports/ professions, Ronnie Coleman for bodybuilding and Tiger Woods for Golf, are evidently paying the price for decades of commitment to their trade. It seems that the repetitive nature of skill acquisition in golf in particular, and muscle growth in bodybuilding can take its toll on the body. The twisting movements in golf, no matter how good your form is will inevitably exert wear and tear on bones, joints, connective tissue and muscle. Similarly, the compound moves synonymous to body building will inevitably place strain on connective tissue, particularly in the knees, elbows and hips.

So from a physiotherapist, chiropractor or osteopaths perspective, it’ll be little surprise that these two champions of their profession are suffering with back injuries (Tiger Woods) and hip problems (Ronnie Coleman) to the extent that he now needs his SECOND hip replacement. So it seems that there are prices you pay over the course of a lifetime when trying to become the best at what you do. You spend the waking hours thinking about training, invest your mornings and/or evenings actually training/ practising, get early nights to recover, and then spend your later years hobbling because of your labours.

No doubt all of the surgery and discomfort is a pain (literally and metaphorically), but you can bet your bottom dollar that if you asked both Tiger and Big Ronnie would they both do it again, you can bet your bottom dollar that the answer would be a resounding ‘Hell yeah buddy!’… ‘These hip replacements ain’t nothin’ but a peanut’!


Big Ronnie and Tiger could no doubt do with some Omega oils and Joint support supplements to augment their recovery.

About the Author

Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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