Camp Mac Football camp 2016

Please see the registration page for more information. This camp will sell out. Set go. #41

Bellingham Wa Camp Information!

Camp Mac football camp is coming to Bellingham Wa.

Here’s the deal:

Print the registration forms off and send to 2950 – Newmarket St, 101-276. Bellingham Wa, 98226

To Register:

To register, you need to print off the form and send or text to Coach Mac

Registration open!

Note* Camp dates are December 16 to 18 in Bellingham Wa. If you would like to call Coach Mac direct. Please call 360-603-8115 or by text! #41



Weight Loss, Toning, Headache & Cramp Solution!

A headache or a cramp can really be a downer. When you are trying to sculpt your body into its best shape, you may begin to experience these awful distractions here and there. Many will tell you that you are dehydrated. This is true, you may need a glass of water, but you can do your body better.

In fact, there are loads of remedies out there for both of these problems, and the pain reliever companies would like you to believe that their solution is the only one that works!  You need to know that this is absolutely incorrect. There are a stack of known problems with painkillers – over-the-counter, and prescription. The pain pills that you have in your cabinet could be causing you major gastrointestinal problems, including the simplest things like heartburn, and complex problems like gastrointestinal bleeding.

But that information is already out there, if you choose to read it. Many choose to turn a blind eye to the problems with the things they have become accustom to, but you haven’t. That is why you are trying to shape your body, and strengthen all your muscles. From your brain to your toes, you are trying to improve your body. So how can you get rid of headaches and cramps?


Well, exercise in itself is proven to reduce stress. Stress-related headaches can be cured by dropping what you are doing, locking your house up, and running around a few blocks. But what if it feels like exercise itself is giving you the headache or cramp?


Ice Packs.

  • Did you know a head ache is kind of like a cramp in your brain? So you can put ice on cramps & head aches. Awesome, right? But it definitely requires two things: having access to ice, and time to compress.


  • A nap will often relax all your muscles, and release any pain and cramping. Of course, if it hurts really bad, it may be hard to get to sleep. This requires: having a good, safe place to lay down, and time to catch some Z’s


  • If your head hurts, you can have someone rub your neck and shoulders, back, and even your feet and legs.  If you are cramping, massaging the area of the cramp, and around that area, can help, too. Even a good back rub or foot rub could help a leg cramp, because they are relaxing. Also, stretch these areas. This requires: someone you are comfortable with to touch you, and time/patience as you try to work the problem out.


  • You can also reach for a glass of water. Cramping and headaches are often signs that you are dehydrated, but you can do much better than just water.  Often people reach for popular “sports drinks,” and we’re sure you have heard that this is a big mistake. These drinks are loaded with sugar. Not only that, but drinking about 16oz of one will give you about 10% of your “daily sodium,” and you don’t need that. Trust us.  So these flashy multicolored sports drinks with “electrolytes” (sodium) are really just leading you to diabetes and heart problems! You don’t have to take our word for it, though. You can do some research! 


So what is better than water?

Of course, we need to let you know, that we do endorse what we’re about to tell you about. But there is a reason, and that’s because it works. Not to sound cheesy, but it really does. We have clients telling us they love it, and ordering more all the time. The company backs it with a 100% money-back guarantee within 60 days… and that is plenty of time to see results.


If you are trying to make your body the best it can be, lose weight, and eat healthy, Prograde products are awesome. A beverage called “Prograde Fusion” claims to be a weight loss drink. It is more than that, though, and this has been brought to our attention by clients we are training here at 41 Sports.  People are seeing results from it in their bodies, on the scale, on the tape measure… but they have also found that drinking a bottle of water mixed with Prograde Fusion will put a stop to any headaches or cramps that they are feeling from our difficult training regimen.  That is excellent!


We have given you, above, some great fixes for any headaches or cramps you may be having, and also a good bit of information and links regarding painkillers and sports drinks, but what we suggest most of all is Prograde Fusion.

Click here to read about Fusion and pick up a pack.


You probably want to know why it works. We don’t blame you, especially after what you just read about sports drinks.


Here is the nutrition facts of Fusion next to a popular sports drink:

Prograde Fusion – One “stick” mixes with 12 to 16 oz of water.


The drink on the right has zero protein, 35 g of sugar, 270 mg of sodium, and terrible ingredients in its’ bottle. In the same amount of fluid, the prograde gives you 24 grams of protein, only 2 grams of sugar, and only 145mg of sodium.

Gatorade Nutrition Facts

Popular Sports Drink.













It’s not just here on these nutritional facts, though. “The proof is in the pudding!”

Many sports drinks are rotting kids’ teeth, and the flavor/sugars can be addicting! Our clients are dropping body fat, losing headaches and cramps, feeling great, and loving that prograde products are sweetened with Stevia.

There is much more information on the product page for Fusion. Feel free to read up on it, and message us at 41 sports, or message the people at prograde if you have any questions.


And of course, you don’t have an obligation to order these products. We just want you to share the joy and success we’ve found with Prograde.


Do you use prograde supplements? Which ones are your favorite? 41 Sports clients comment below and let us know how much you love your Fusion!

See you at the top!

41 Sports & Skagit Valley College Soccer



Big Announcement! 41 Sports is now the new Soccer Sports Performance Trainer at Skagit Valley College! Awesome!

We are training men and women at the SVC, and we are so pumped about it!  Go Cardinals!  Here is the link to the men’s and the women’s soccer pages.

They have traditionally stellar soccer teams, and we are thrilled to be a part of this impressive program.

Here is a video that can be found on youtube from 2010!


See you at the top!

Damaged hamstrings Symptoms, Treatments, and Drugs.

Here is some great information, found here, at Note – we did not write this, we simply are sharing the information. To read more, visit this link.


By Mayo Clinic staff

Signs and symptoms of a hamstring injury include:

  • A sudden, sharp pain in the back of your thigh during an activity
  • A popping or tearing sensation in the muscle
  • Swelling and tenderness within a few hours of the injury
  • Bruising or discoloration along the back of your leg
  • Muscle weakness or inability to put weight on your injured leg

When to see a doctor
Mild hamstring strains can be treated at home. But for more severe hamstring injuries, you should see a doctor if you:

  • Can’t bear any weight on your injured leg
  • Can’t walk more than four steps without significant pain
  • Have numbness in any part of the injured area
  • See redness or red streaks spreading out from the injury
  • Have injured the same muscles in the past
  • Aren’t sure about how severe your injury is

Treatments and drugs

By Mayo Clinic staff

A hamstring injury may be:

  • Mild. A mild injury strains your hamstring muscles and causes pain with minimal loss of muscle strength. You can expect to heal quickly without much downtime.
  • Moderate. A moderate injury is a partial tear of one or more of your hamstring muscles. It causes pain and some loss of muscle strength.
  • Severe. A severe injury is a complete tear of your hamstring muscles — either of the muscle fibers themselves or of the muscle from the bone (avulsion). You experience severe pain and significant loss of muscle strength. Severe injuries may take months to heal adequately. Complete hamstring avulsions may need surgical repair.

Initial therapy
The initial goal of treatment is to reduce pain and swelling. To accomplish this, your doctor may recommend that you do the following:

  • Take a break from strenuous activities to allow the injury to heal.
  • Use a cane or crutches to avoiding putting your full weight on your injured leg.
  • Apply ice packs several times a day to relieve pain and reduce swelling.
  • Wrap the injured area with a compression bandage or wear compression shorts to minimize swelling.
  • Rest with your leg elevated above the level of your heart, if possible, to improve drainage and minimize swelling.
  • Take an over-the-counter pain medication such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others) or acetaminophen (Tylenol, others) to reduce pain and inflammation.

Severe injuries involving torn hamstring muscles may, in rare cases, require surgery. If needed, surgery is performed by an orthopedic surgeon.

After the initial pain and swelling of a hamstring injury subside, your doctor may recommend a program of rehabilitation exercises. The goals of rehabilitation are to:

  • Improve range of motion of your leg and prevent muscle stiffness
  • Restore muscle strength and flexibility
  • Return you to your full activity level prior to injury

Your doctor or a physical therapist can set up an exercise schedule and show you how to perform specific exercises designed to rehabilitate your hamstring muscles. You may gradually increase the intensity level of the exercises as you regain strength and mobility. How long you’ll continue these exercises depends on how severe your injury is, but standard rehabilitation exercise programs may last for several weeks, at least. A mild to moderate injury may take up to six weeks to heal; severe injuries can take several months to heal.

Rehabilitation exercises may be especially important for protecting your hamstring muscles from re-injury after you get back to your normal activity level.

Concussion rates in college football players have doubled:

Concussion rates in college football players have doubled since new rules were put in place to help manage the number of head injuries, a new study shows.

As part of new rules, college athletes cannot return to play until a team doctor clears them to participate once symptoms have been resolved.

Beth Hall, ASSOCIATED PRESS As part of new rules, college athletes cannot return to play until a team doctor clears them to participate once symptoms have been resolved.

Researchers found that the number of concussions reported by players at three different Division 1 college football programs went from 23 head injuries in the season before new NCAA concussion rules went into effect in 2010 to 42 during the next season.

The increase in the number of concussions is not simply that more athletes are getting hurt playing football, which may increase their risk of brain injuries as they get older. Another explanation might be improved awareness of the problem and that symptoms from these head injuries were previously under-recognized.

“The timing of the new NCAA regulations and the increase in reported concussions could certainly be attributed to under-reporting from players and coaches in the past, researcher Kelly G. Kilcoyne, MD, says in a news release. He is an orthopaedic surgeon at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.

The study looked at concussion data from football practices and games at three U.S. military service academies: the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., and the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. It compared the number of head injuries reported to athletic trainers by players and coaches during the 2009-2010 season to those occurring in 2010-2011.

The new findings were presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine annual meeting in Baltimore.

New rule, new concussion rates

In April 2010, the National Collegiate Athletic Association put in place new guidelines for college sports teams that required each school to have a concussion management plan.

As part of this plan:

Athletes are informed of concussion symptoms at the start of each season.

Athletes sign a statement agreeing to report concussion-related symptoms to the medical staff.

Athletes who have a concussion must be removed from the sport for at least one day.

Athletes cannot return to play until a team doctor clears them to participate once symptoms have been resolved.

All three of the football programs at the schools had an increase in the number of reported concussions in the first season after the new NCAA rules took effect.

When data from the three programs was combined, researchers found 42 concussions in more than 36,000 athlete exposures in games or practices during 2010-2011 compared to 23 concussions in nearly 40,500 exposures the previous season. This meant the concussion injury rate for football had doubled under the new guidelines.

Concussion symptoms may occur hours or days after a bump or blow to the head. They may include a headache, vomiting or nausea, weakness, dizziness, blurred vision, concentration and memory problems, and irritability.

This study was presented at a medical conference. The findings should be considered preliminary, as they have not yet undergone the “peer review” process, in which outside experts scrutinize the data prior to publication in a medical journal.

Concussion in children: What are the effects?

I’m concerned about childhood head injuries caused by contact sports. What are the possible effects of concussion in children?


from Sherilyn W. Driscoll, M.D.

Most sports-related head injuries, such as concussions — which temporarily interfere with the way the brain works — are mild and allow for complete recovery. However, concussion in children also can pose serious health risks, ranging from temporary memory lapses to fatal brain swelling. Also, concussion in children sometimes goes unrecognized, as symptoms may not be noticed right after the injury.

Head injuries take time to heal. Your child will need time to rest until his or her symptoms are completely gone, which usually takes several days. Your child should rest from both physical and thinking (cognitive) activities, as these can worsen symptoms.

After your child’s head injury, your child risks other complications if he or she returns to sports and other activities before his or her concussion has healed. Another blow to the head while the initial concussion is healing can occasionally result in fatal brain swelling — a condition known as second impact syndrome. Also, a young athlete who sustains a concussion is at risk of developing postconcussion syndrome, which is characterized by persistent concussion symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, irritability and difficulty with thinking skills, such as memory and attention. These symptoms can be particularly confusing for a child, as well as his or her family and teachers, if the child doesn’t realize he or she has had a concussion. Researchers continue to study other potential long-term effects of concussions. Once a child has sustained his or her first concussion, he or she is at a higher risk of sustaining another. The effects of multiple concussions over years can be cumulative.

To protect your child from head injuries, insist on appropriate and properly fitted protective equipment — such as a helmet — during sports and other activities. However, helmets and mouth guards don’t protect against all concussions. Also, make sure your child knows that even a mild bump or blow to the head can cause a concussion, and that concussions don’t always involve a loss of consciousness. Signs and symptoms of a concussion may include:

  • Headache or a feeling of “pressure” in the head
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Balance problems or dizziness
  • Double or blurry vision
  • Sensitivity to light or noise
  • Feeling sluggish, groggy or dazed
  • Difficulty paying attention
  • Memory problems
  • Confusion
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Sleeping problems
  • Mood changes

If you think your child has sustained a concussion, seek medical help immediately. Your child’s doctor will determine how serious the concussion is and when it’s safe for your child to return to sports, school or other activities.



By Mayo Clinic staff

The signs and symptoms of a concussion can be subtle and may not be immediately apparent. Symptoms can last for days, weeks or even longer.

The most common symptoms after a concussive traumatic brain injury are headache, amnesia and confusion. The amnesia, which may or may not be preceded by a loss of consciousness, almost always involves the loss of memory of the impact that caused the concussion.

Signs and symptoms of a concussion may include:

  • Headache or a feeling of pressure in the head
  • Temporary loss of consciousness
  • Confusion or feeling as if in a fog
  • Amnesia surrounding the traumatic event
  • Dizziness or “seeing stars”
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Slurred speech
  • Fatigue

Some symptoms of concussions may be immediate or delayed in onset by hours or days after injury:

  • Concentration and memory complaints
  • Irritability and other personality changes
  • Sensitivity to light and noise
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Psychological adjustment problems and depression
  • Disorders of taste and smell

Symptoms in children
Head trauma is very common in young children. But concussions can be difficult to recognize in infants and toddlers because they can’t readily communicate how they feel. Nonverbal clues of a concussion may include:

  • Listlessness, tiring easily
  • Irritability, crankiness
  • Change in eating or sleeping patterns
  • Lack of interest in favorite toys
  • Loss of balance, unsteady walking

When to see a doctor
See a doctor within one to two days if:

  • You or your child experiences a head injury, even if emergency care isn’t required

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that you call your child’s doctor for advice if your child receives anything more than a light bump on the head. If your child remains alert, moves normally and responds to you, the injury is probably mild and usually doesn’t need further testing. In this case, if your child wants to nap, it’s OK to let them sleep. If worrisome signs develop later, seek emergency care.

Seek emergency care for a child who experiences a head injury and:

  • Vomiting
  • A headache that gets worse over time
  • Changes in his or her behavior, including irritability or fussiness
  • Changes in physical coordination, including stumbling or clumsiness
  • Confusion or disorientation
  • Slurred speech or other changes in speech
  • Vision or eye disturbances, including pupils that are bigger than normal (dilated pupils) or pupils of unequal sizes
  • Changes in breathing pattern
  • Lasting or recurrent dizziness
  • Blood or fluid discharge from the nose or ears
  • Large head bumps or bruises on areas other than the forehead, especially in infants under 12 months of age

Seek emergency care for anyone who experiences a head injury and:

  • A loss of consciousness lasting more than a minute
  • Repeated vomiting
  • Seizures
  • Obvious difficulty with mental function or physical coordination
  • Symptoms that worsen over time

No one should return to play or vigorous activity while signs or symptoms of a concussion are present. Experts recommend that an athlete with a suspected concussion not return to play until he or she has been medically evaluated. Experts also recommend that child and adolescent athletes with a concussion not return to play on the same day as the injury.