Nutrition for Tendinopathy in Esports Athletes

Nutrition for Tendinopathy in Esports

This course is designed to provide insight into how to properly manage esport athlete’s nutritional needs during tendon recovery. Instructor Casey Thomas Registered Dietician Twitter | Linkedin Casey Thomas MS, RD received his undergraduate degree in Neurobiology from University of California, Irvine, after which he spent five years working in clinical research before deciding to return to

Beat Saber Injuries and Mechanics

Beat Saber Injuries and Mechanics

The article is a comprehensive guide exploring the physical demands of Beat Saber injuries and mechanics, a VR rhythm game, delving into wrist, forearm, upper arm, and shoulder movements, different grip styles, map categories, and the impact of custom controller settings on gameplay. It emphasizes potential musculoskeletal strains, injuries, and the importance of evaluating and

Developing Player and Organizational Buy-in

Getting organizational buy-in is often difficult as a health or performance professional in esports. This article describes some strategies you can use to get players or management on board with your initiatives. Instructor   Reid “x0tek” Johnson Twitter | Liquipedia Esports Coach Reid “x0tek” Johnson began his esports career in 2003, playing in a World

Controller Gaming Ergonomic Considerations

Competitive gaming takes a toll on controller gamers, with tendinopathy in the forearms, wrists, and hands being a common concern. While carpal tunnel syndrome is rare, overuse injuries pose a challenge as rest is essential for recovery. In this article, Arjun Malhotra, a professional Super Smash Bros. Melee player and first-year resident physician in orthopaedic

Consistent Esports Performance Inchworm Model

Consistent Esports Performance: The Inchworm Model for Improvement

In this article, we’ll be introducing the concept of the “inchworm model”, as well as explore how esports teams can utilize it to enhance consistent esports performance of their players. From customizing practice regiments, to structuring long-term improvement, to developing a culture with the proper mindset, this model can help navigate core questions and issues teams may face when developing star players and rosters.

Athletic Training in Esports

Athletic Training in Esports

Athletic training in esports is an exciting new setting that can bring great value to a scholastic esports program. This article discusses the relationship certified athletic trainers working in the scholastic setting can have with their school’s esports program, with in-depth discussion on the structure of scholastic esports and how to pitch an outreach program.

Weightlifting for Young Gamers: Does it Stunt Growth?

Weightlifting for Young Gamers: Does it Stunt Growth?

This article dives into the rationale behind starting weightlifting for young gamers and dispels some commonly held myths.

cross training for esports performance

Cross-Training for Esports Performance: Effectiveness and Interventions

In this article, we’ll assess the benefits of cross-training in esports performance. In particular, we’ll be looking at how it can be used to better develop skills, build creativity, and help avoid burnout. Instructor Reid “x0tek” Johnson Twitter | Liquipedia Esports Coach Reid “x0tek” Johnson began his esports career in 2003, playing in a World

Esports Performance Applications of Piano Pedagogy

You might be wondering why there is an article about piano practice on an esports-focused educational platform. If this article were just about practicing piano, it would have no place whatsoever here. However, Fundamentals of Piano Practice is not a typical “piano” book.

It does not provide a list of exercises, ranging from the beginner level to the expert. It does not provide a lesson plan, nor does it offer much advice as to which songs to play. Going through the pages, you won’t find a song among them. For that matter, you’ll be hard pressed to find a single note!

Instead, author Chuan C. Chang’s masterpiece focuses on something far less banal: comprehensive guidelines to effective practice and performance.

Fundamentals of Piano Practice touches on an incredibly wide and versatile array of topics, ranging from injury prevention, to the importance of mental play and memorization, to even optimizing practice routines!

The original book spans hundreds of pages and topics, so we can’t hope to cover every single chapter within the book. However, we’ll be looking at some of its key lessons, while providing some critical insight for how they apply to disparate aspects of esports. To begin, a brief introduction to the ultimate book on piano practice.

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