Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Dancers Need More Carbs

A dancer's diet should be composed of about:
55-60% carbohydrate

12-15% protein

20-30% fat

During heavy training and rehearsals the amount of carbohydrate should be increased to at least 65%.

Carbohydrates are the major energy source in muscles. It's hard to get enough carbs during this time period. It is actually recommended to drink carbohydrate powder in your water throughout the day to keep your muscles fueled.

Dancers who do not ingest sufficient carbohydrate in their diet will compromise their ability to train because of low muscle glycogen levels. They may feel more fatigued during classes and rehearsals.
I see many dancers, during intense rehearsals, with muscular injuries. I adjust them, put them on electrotherapy, and then advised them to eat more carbs.
"Do not be afraid of gaining weight; the carbs will go straight to your muscles."

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Saving Grace: Elegance & Foot Control

Dr. Jack discovers that a dancer's grace and elegance is linked to foot control.  To read the full article click on the link below.

Saving Grace: Elegance & Foot Control

How to Dance When Injured

"Oh no, I just got hurt and my competition is in two days," says the panicked dancer.  Find out what Dr Jack has to say about dancing when injured.  To read the full article click on the below link.

How To Dance When Injured

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Dance Doctor List

Hi All,
I am a true Dance Injury Doctor and I would like your help. I have dancers from around this globe asking me for referrals to other Dance Injury Specialists. This is a difficult request. I tried using association references, but found that these doctors' actual treaments reveal that they have no clue about treating dancers.

Here's where you come in. I need you to provide me names of Dance Injury Doctors that have actually helped you. Helping you means that they were able to treat you while you were still dancing (if able) or they were able to find the reason for your injury. Just anti-inflammatory pills and rest is not a valid treatment in my book.

Let's create our own referral list of doctors that can help us (DANCERS). Add your dance injury doctor to the list include name and location as below.

Dr. Jack Giangiulio, D.C. Location: Newport Beach, CA, 92660 USA

Thanks for the help.

Best of Health,
Jack R. Giangiulio, D.C.