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Blood Testing Mens BBall Players

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by wyobuff, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. wyobuff

    wyobuff Well-Known Member

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    According to the article, 2 of our freshmen were having problems early in the season and looked "tired" to boyle, so they had blood work done and they were low in iron.

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/co...ado-basketball-poised-breakout-season-pac-12/

    Interesting to see what sort of performance improvements (may) come out of this, and curious to see the results at the end of the season.
     
  2. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Interesting. Amazing to me that a high level athlete could be anemic. Glad they caught it.
     
  3. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    impressive. Way to go benson?
     
  4. gone native

    gone native Club Member Club Member

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    They gotta eat them some more beans, eggs, shellfish, beef, salmon, and whole grains.
     
  5. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    **** all that ****. Drink blood, score points.
     
  6. Junction

    Junction Moderator Club Member

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    Seems like they've been getting plenty of iron from their jump shots. Must be some kind of absorption problem....
     
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  7. JPinCO

    JPinCO VP of Quantified Self Club Member

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    Guinness is high in iron.
     
  8. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    So the blood in Boulder was Flatiron?
     
  9. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    You people are horrible!









    At jokes.

    Semper Gumby
     
  10. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    You can quit being so AB negative.

    Yeah, the jokes are a little anemic. Just gotta iron out the punch lines.

    A dope blood joke just might mask whatever else those lab results found.
     
  11. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    I exempt Skiddy from my previous comment. "AB Negative" is absolutely fraught with significance!
     
  12. Dal Ward Buff

    Dal Ward Buff Club Member Club Member

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    CU has a lot of pretty impressive stuff going on right now in the sports performance world. We've all seen the results in football this year but there is much more to it than that. I was talking to a good friend who's son ha a low level job in the ad and he was glowing about Foreman, the Anschultz partnership, and several advances that are really putting us where we would assume we should be based on campus geography.

    They have been blood testing and profiling almost all of the athletes, basketball and the Olympic endurance sports have full blood profiles built football has every contributor done as well. They are on the cutting edge of diagnosing injury recovery, and being able to quantify recovery (rather than just trusting a physical exam). Unsurprisingly at altitude we've seen the noted iron deficiencies noted in the article but one thing they caught that surprised them was Vitamin D deficiencies in certain sports. It doesnt sound like much but it is an indicator of a larger nutritional issue for those athletes, catching it now enables them to thoroughly review and address the athletes issues with a specific diet regimen.

    It will be interesting to see how this develops going forward and if the gains we have made are replicable - but for now it is very promising and they are even to the point they are refining and making their own processes less invasive so that athletes can be studied daily in very short time spans.
     
  13. DBT

    DBT Club Member Club Member

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    Isn't iron a performance enhancing drug?
     
  14. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    Only in golf.
     
  15. Junction

    Junction Moderator Club Member

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    O just knock it off!
     
  16. jgisland

    jgisland Club Member Club Member

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    Good stuff - it makes you wonder how a guy like Adams would have benefited from something like this if it was in place the day he walked onto campus. You think about places that have a solid health/nutrition/wellness programs and how players can benefit, even think about Steve Nash. He can hardly play back to back games since leaving the Suns and their innovative programs.
     
  17. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    Great point about Nash and the work the Suns have done, would have been interesting to see what as you said a guy like Adams could have done.
     

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