Drinks for sports

Athletes are the people who need energy. Sports is all about having the zeal and zest to perform vigorous physical activity. During sports, the energy intake should be proper. This is the only way to keep the machinery of the body working. Sportsmen always have energy backup that keeps them going through the whole activity. The edibles work fine but the drinks have their own spot when it comes to sport. Most of the athletes prefer drinks over solid food. This helps them to stay energetic throughout the exercise. This is a good option not only for sportsmen but also for the people who work out daily. 


The people who work out and the athletes are two different kinds. Most people confuse them as the same entity. Athletes are professionals who play and have more physical activity. While on the other hand, the gym people can be common people who have healthy habits of working out daily. But when they were interviewed it showed that both of them prefer drinks over solid foods. Drinks have their own way of providing energy to the sportsmen. 


Enjoying the drink


Most of the athletes enjoy their drinks. It depends on what they are having for a drink. Athletes are habitual of having drinks during their practice. It helps them keep the energy boosted. The ingredients of the drinks matter a lot. Therefore, the different types of sports drinks are always there to help. These drinks are like an accessory for sportsmen. It’s the part of their practice gear. The drink bottle is always there whenever they are practicing. There are numerous brands out there that feature different sports drinks. There are different ingredients that make the collection diverse. 


Variety Among Sports Drinks:


There are different drinks that are used by athletes to maintain their energy. Some are flavored while some are nutrient-rich. The main purpose is to keep the body hydrated and provide a healthy intake. Certain zero calorie sports drinks are also available in the market.



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Hank Aaron, Integration Pioneer, Home Run King, With An Almost Superhuman Control, Has Left For God


Early pioneer of sports integration, sports hero, who inspired fans for 30 years, Hank Aaron has left his body behind at the age of 86, 17 days after, reported Wikipedia, he publicly received a covid vaccination on January 5th.
   Aaron hit 755 homeruns in his career. He, like Jackie Robinson, Larry Doby, and other pioneers in integration of major league baseball, transcended racist taunts with almost superhuman control. For a while he was with a team in the South and batted .362 for the year despite the insults from the crowd and fellow players. How many could withstand such jeers and slurs while establishing new batting average and homerun records, focusing on the ball, tuning out the fear of bottles and other missiles tossed at him from the stands. Most of the early racist hate shouts had subsided by the time in 1957 he batted .393 in the 7th game of the World Series which his team the Atlanta Braves won against the Yankees. But in 1974 when he was poised to beat Babe Ruth's home run record he received death threats. "He holds the MLB records for the most career runs batted in (RBIs) (2,297), extra base hits (1,477), and total bases (6,856). Aaron is also in the top five for career hits (3,771) and runs (2,174). He is one of only four players to have at least 17 seasons with 150 or more hits. Aaron is in second place in home runs (755)." (

23 Norwegians have died after taking the Pfizer vaccine.


He was a vegetarian, he said, before most people knew what a vegetarian was. He was a devout Christian and kept Thomas a Kempis' book The Imitation of Christ in his locker. He would later become a Catholic.


Most students of astrology who examined Hank Aaron's natal chart would assume he was an old soul who had passed many tests in previous incarnations. He had an extraordinary 5 planets and the n node within 16 degrees of the 360 degree zodiac wheel. This concentration or cluster is not achieved in the first few human births. Four of these 5 planets and n node were in aquarius, the sign of protection of the underdog, the poor, the rejected, the eccentric. Aquarians are independent and have a confidence which gives them the courage to go their own way against the crowd. They are pioneers of social change, the Robin Hoods of the zodiac who oppose the tyranny of kings and dictators, as they return stolen assets to the poor.
In addition
the 5th planet, 1 degree over the line, was mars in pisces, giving him a hatred of cruelty and with his scorpio moon and pluto in cancer, a water trime of empathic healing of others. The south node in leo is an indication of a strong leadership role in a previous life. The ascendant and neptune in virgo would make him more pure than average in dietary and other ways.
It is interesting that he chose to move on in late January of 2021 when 4 planets, the sun, mercury, jupiter and saturn are in aquarius.


Other famous vegan, vegetarian, and fruitarian athletes besides Hank Aaron include

Lizzie Armitstead Olympic cyclist won silver medal in 2012 Olympics
B J Armstrong (US Basketball star)
Lance Armstrong who conquered cancer..his livestrong website has been contaminated since others took it over
Anthony Aurelius martial arts
Roger Bannister first man to break 4 minute mile
Al Beckles (body builder)
Sorya Bonali (ice skater)
Brendan Brazier, Canadian vegan ironman triathlete
Les Brown (veteran runner) 10
Peter Burwash (tennis) lost a tennis match once because he refused to step on a column of ants on the court
Andreas Cahling Swedish body builder was on cover of Vegetarian Times
Chris Campbell (1980 world champion wrestler)
Austin Carr Cleveland Cavaliers basketball one of 3 vegetarians on his team then
Joanna Conway (ice skater)
Todd Crandell vegan Ironman
Sylvia Cranston (triathlete)
Alexander Dargatz body builder
Novak Đoković world's number 1 tennis champion has opened vegan restaur.
Meagan Duhamel Vegan two-time world champion Canadian figure skater 20
Barny Du Plessis, Mr. Universe
Sally Eastall (Marathon runner - UK No 2, vegan)
Di Edwards (runner, Olympic semi-finalist)
Cory Everson (bodybuilder, Ms Olympia 6 times)
Chris Evert, tennis champion
Kendrick Farris vegan weightlifter in Rio Olympics
Prince Fielder baseball Milwaukee Braves, Detroit Tigers, Texas Rangers
Katie Fitzgibbon (marathon runner)
Clare Francis (sailor and novelist)
Louis Freitas (body builder) 30
Dick Gregory worked with Dr King, writer, comic, saint (ran 3000 miles across US on his fruitarian diet)
Tony Gonzalez Kansas City Chiefs 17 years in NFL became a vegan after contracting Bell's Palsy and following several doctors' advice.
Goose Gossage San Diego Padres, suspended for saying McDonald's was poisoning the world with cheeseburgers
Carol Gould (marathon runner)
Estelle Gray (cyclist)
Sammy Green (runner)
Lewis Hamilton British winner of Grand Prix 2018
Larry Hagman of Dallas etc., son of Mary Martin (Peter Pan)
Ruth Heidrich (6-time Ironwoman finisher, marathoner, , Pres. Vegetarian Society of Honolulu 40
Sally Hibberd (British Women's Mountain Bike Champion)
Dustin Hinton vegan ironman
Sharon Hounsell (Miss Wales Bodybuilding Champion)
Desmond Howard (formerly w/Washington Redskins, now w/Jacksonville Jaguars)
Roger Hughes (Welsh National Ski Champion)
Anton Innauer Olympic skier
Kyrie Irving NBA basketball champion vegan
Billie Jean King (tennis champion)
David Johnson (BAA coach)
Kathy Johnson (Olympic Gymnast) 50
Alan Jones (British ski jumper)
Alan Jones, Captain Usmc 17003 consecutive pushups world record
Kuntal Joisher Nepali vegan mountain climber
Colin Kaepernick football player and equality activist
Killer Kowalski wrestler
Jack LaLanne (Fitness guru) (vegan)
Donnie LaLonde (Former Light Heavyweight Champion of the World.
John Landy 2nd man to break 4 minute mile
Tony LaRussa (Manager of St. Louis Cardinals - US team) Source: Peta, Animals - 45
Silken Laumann (Olympic rower) Source: Cooking Television Show
Debbi Lawrence an Olympic race walker in the 1992, 1996 and 2000 Olympics 60
Judy Leden (British, European & World Hang Gliding champion)
Avi Lehyani vegan bodybuilder
Marv Levey (Buffalo Bills Coach)
Carl Lewis, Olympic champion 10 times gold medal winner in track and field
Jack Maitland (triathlete and fell runner)
Cheryl Marek (cyclist)
Leslie Marx (fencer;1996 woman's epee national champion)
Michael Matthew, body builder
Kirsty McDermott (runner)
Lindford McFarquar (body builder)
Robert Millar (cyclist) 70
Morgan Mitchell, Australian vegan Olympian team
Katherine Monbiot (world champion arm wrestler and nutritionist) (vegan) Source: The Vegan Society UK
Monika Montsho (weightlifter, 2 x runnerup GB Championships 60kg, NW woman weightlifter of the year 1991)
Edwin Moses
Jutta Müller (multiple Windsurfing World Cup Champion) Source: Flutlicht 95/6/18 on
Leilani Munter vegan race car driver
Adam Myerson cyclist
Joe Namath football player
Martina Navratilova (Retired Tennis Champion) Source: Magazine Interviews/Genesis
Julie Ann Niewiek (Basketball commentator) Source: Grand Rapids press/ Image Mag 80
Paavo Nurmi
Fiona Oakes vegan marathon runner
Robert Parish basketb player (Center - Warriors, Celtics, Hornets, Bulls) Source: Hearsay
Bill Pearl (Bodybuilder, Mr America) Source: Getting Stronger by Bill Pearl, pg 399
Anthony Peeler (NBA Grizzlies basketball player) Source: NBA web site profiles
Bernadette Peters
Sugar Ray Leonard)) Source: Article in San Jose Mercury News
Theo Riddick,, running back for Detroit Lions vegan
Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers quarterback, vegan on a cheesehead team
Dennis Rodman (Basketball for Bulls) Source: Oprah, episode sometime in May, 1996 90
Rich Roll called by a magazine the world's fittest vegan
Murray Rose champion Australian swimmer
April Ross volleyball player 2016 Olympics
Dave Scott, 6 times winner of Ironman triathlon
Kelly Slater World Surf League Champion 11 times
Christopher Smalling, Manchester United soccer player
Debbie Spaeth-Herring (Georgia State power-lifter) Source: A Teen's Guide to Going
Lucy Stephens (triathlete - vegan)
Reiss Taylor UK proboxer and vegan
Ed Templeton Skateboarder
Mike Tyson Boxer
Jacques Vaughn (All American point guard, #1-ranked Univ of KS Jayhawks) Source: Lawrence (KS) Journal World
Anu Vidya vegan 1st woman to climb Mt Everest
Emil Voigt In 1908 British runner who won the Olympic 5-mile race as a vegetarian, and
Kirsty Wade (runner)
Bill Walton Portland Trailblazers basketball
Johnny Weissmuller played Tarzan broke 6 world swimming records as a vegetarian
Serena Williams, champion tennis star
Abdullah Zeinab winner of the 550 km race across Australia 108

More vegan body builders

Nimai Delgado
Emil Dimov
Marko Stijepovic
Korin Sutton
Abel Trujillo
Jon Venus

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Britain's Simon Yates

Britain's Simon Yates claimed his maiden Tour de France stage win with a shrewd victory on stage 12.

Yates outsprinted Pello Bilbao and Gregor Muhlberger in a technical finish in Bagneres-de-Bigorre after the trio had broken clear with 32km remaining.


He has now won stages at all three Grand Tours, having previously won at the Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a Espana.

Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe retained the yellow jersey as he finished in the peloton, with Geraint Thomas second.

Defending champion Thomas is 72 seconds behind Alaphilippe but will have the opportunity to reduce that deficit in Friday's 27km time trial in Pau.

"I am very proud," said Yates. "Hopefully there is more to come."

Vuelta champion Yates is riding the Tour to help his twin brother Adam's general classification ambitions.

However, after losing more than an hour in the overall standings during the first 10 stages the Mitchelton-Scott rider took his chance to claim individual glory.

"I've been saving energy until we got here in the mountains and this was the first chance to try something," Yates added.

"Normally I would be back helping Adam but I had my own chance and grabbed it with both hands."

Education First's Simon Clarke led solo on the final climb of the day, La Hourquette d'Ancizan, before he was reeled in by Yates' team-mate Matteo Trentin within 5km of the summit.

Yates bridged across with a select group from the remainder of a 40-man breakaway and dropped everyone except Muhlberger before Bilbao joined them near the top and the trio worked together to establish a decisive gap on the descent.

As they arrived in Bagneres-de-Bigorre, Yates initially held back before surging to the front for a near 90-degree left-hand turn with 150 metres to go and kicked again to hold off Bilbao - who Adam Yates picked for victory in his stage guide - with Muhlberger third.

"I wasn't very confident of beating either of them as I didn't know how fast they are," said Simon Yates.

"But my director said I had to be in front coming round the last corner so I made sure I did that and thankfully held on to win."

The peloton rolled in nine and minutes 35 seconds down on Yates, with none of the general classification contenders attempting any attacks before Friday's time trial and two tough mountain stages at the weekend.

"We were expecting something to happen on the final climb but nothing materialised," Thomas told ITV4.

"Everyone is mindful of the next three days, which are going to be big for the GC. I'll go all out in the time trial and see where it puts me."

World time trial champion Rohan Dennis, who had been one of the favourites for Friday's stage, abandoned the Tour in mysterious circumstances with 80km to go on stage 12.

The Australian Bahrain-Merida rider would not speak to journalists at his team bus when asked why he had withdrawn.

"Our priority is the welfare of all our riders so we will launch an immediate investigation but we will not be commenting further until we have established what has happened to Rohan Dennis," said Bahrain-Merida in a statement.

Stage 12 result

1. Simon Yates (GB/Mitchelton-Scott) 4hrs 57mins 53secs

2. Pello Bilbao (Spa/Astana Pro Team) Same time

3. Gregor Muhlberger (Aut/BORA-hansgrohe)

4. Tiesj Benoot (Bel/Lotto-Soudal) +1min 28secs

5. Fabio Felline (Ita/Trek-Segafredo) Same time

6. Matteo Trentin (Ita/Mitchelton-Scott)

7. Oliver Naesen (Bel/AG2R La Mondiale)

8. Rui Costa (Por/UAE Team Emirates)

9. Simon Clarke (Aus/EF Education First)

10. Jasper Stuyven (Bel/Trek-Segafredo)

General classification after stage 12

1. Julian Alaphilippe (Fra/Deceuninck-Quick-Step) 52hrs 26mins 9secs

2. Geraint Thomas (GB/Team INEOS) +1min 12secs

3. Egan Bernal (Col/Team INEOS) +1min 16secs

4. Steven Kruijswijk (Ned/Team Jumbo-Visma) +1min 27secs

5. Emanuel Buchmann (Ger/BORA-hansgrohe) +1min 45secs

6. Enric Mas (Spa/Deceuninck-Quick-Step) +1min 46secs

7. Adam Yates (GB/Mitchelton-Scott) +1min 47secs

8. Nairo Quintana (Col/Movistar Team) +2mins 4secs

9. Daniel Martin (Ire/UAE Team Emirates) +2mins 9secs

10. Thibaut Pinot (Fra/Groupama-FDJ) +2min 33secs

Author's Notes/Comments: 
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(Verse 1)

I’m the goal that you think you’re gonna score

A little bit of teasing got ya pleading for more (Yeah Yeah)

If you end up a loser no need to be sore (No No Nooo)


Givin’ up on trying to get me to stay

Like it was gonna happen anyway

You’ve run out of dumb lines to say

Well save em’ for a rainy day


I’m the judge and you’re the case

What you’re true intentions are it’s time to investigate

You wanna play hardball then step up to the plate

Cause we both know you’re just trying to get to third base



Tryna go camping in my spot

With that tent in your shorts

Tryna get your ball in my court

Well you must love games

Cause you tryna play sports

Somebody call the referee

Cause I gotta and I wanna (Wanna) hear that whistle blow

You really think you can handle me

Well we'll just have to wait and see


(Verse 2)

You wanna touchdown so baby go long

Now come on and show me what you got (Got)

It's a foul if you hit it wrong

Can ya get it can ya get it up (Up)

Like a jockey yeah giddy up (Aye!)


Like tennis

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Warning: Young poets read at your own risk. A raunchy about how men and women (but mostly guys I think use sports euphemisms when referr to or talking about sex or sexual encounters.


The walking men

They are walking. They have been walking so long by now that they could not stop doing it, just like one cannot stop breathing. Among them there is him, the new one, the one that does not understand exactly why he is doing it and has to trust blindly in the word of the older, wiser in the art, of the group.

He carries a big, heavy backpack, by this time it is a part of him just like his heart, brain or other organ, and not an extra weight. It really is a part of him, it is the thing that maintains him alive in that harsh environment. He could survive the journey without an arm, but not without a backpack. Before they started the walking one of the wiser men of the group told him: “watch out very carefully your backpack, up there anyone can do anything to take it from you”.

Now they are walking through a straight, very clear trail that goes beyond sight. He is kind of surprise, they have not going through a road like this, surely they have not lost the track until now but the trails had always been sort of wavy and not totally clear. He thought they had lost the track a couple of times because of the conditions of the road. So this new situation gives him something to think about.

They continue walking and suddenly the straight, very clear path vanishes away and just a series of tight, unorganized bushes is left. A feeling of fear and insecurity empowers him. “Great, what nature gives nature takes, why does this surprise me?”, he thinks. He is expecting for someone to speak up and tell that everything is going to be okay, but no one speaks or even moves they are all freeze. Short after, one of the wise men of the group takes methodically out a compass from a compartment of his backpack and uses it. Then he says calmly and with a soft voice: “is to the north”, and points in that direction. No one denies the instruction, and all of them start walking at the instant.

He is amazed, no one protests even though that is the steeper, least clear direction of all. “I surely would have said something if I was an older member of the group and knew more”, he thinks. But he does not have time to think deeper on what has happened because the group has started to walk again and he was started to being left back.

They keep going but it is hard. They have to push the bushes´ branches to be able to continue going in the right direction. Sometimes when he is pushing the braches they scratch the cloth of his clothes. He knows that under the clothes his skin might be bleeding; he can feel the pain. But he cannot stop, he must continue going with the group, loosing distance with the group in this place is dangerous, he can end up lost very easily.

Night starts falling over them and little by little each member of the group starts to turn on their head lamps. First the less experience of the group that are afraid to stumble with the loosey rocks and sticks of wood of the ground. Of course he was among them and his head lamp is turn on when there is still some daylight left. At the end when darkness occupies everywhere still can be seen some head lamps turning on of the more experience of the club.

The night passes and at the dawn he wonders when if ever they are going to get wherever they are going if even there is a destination. Not much time after this they reach a kind of old cabin in what seems to be the top of the mountain they were climbing. Outside the cabin the older of the group stop what makes all the group to stop. Then one of them says: “Here it is, we have arrived.” He cannot believe it. He feels a mixture of joy and surprise. By first time a smile is drawn in his face. He is so excited that he asks very loudly: “Now, what is next?” to one of the wise men of the group without thinking. “Now, …, now we go back”, he answer.



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My Grandfather's baseball card's Collection

My grandfather is one of the biggest fan of baseball game that I ever known, when he came to Monterrey to visit us, he always find time to go to the ball game from his favorite baseball team, Sultanes de Monterrey; he talks always about the things that are happening in the MLB. Throughout his whole life, he started to collect cards about everything that refers baseball; he has all types of cards, from the Major League Baseball, from the Mexican League and some stadiums. The cards are storage really well protected inside his security box, such cards have been part of our talks since I remember; my grandfather started to talk about his famous treasure; he told me that when he was young, he and his brother decided to play baseball in some type minor league team, he told us that he was one the worst players in his baseball team but my uncle Jorge played pretty well; yeah, my grandfather was bad at baseball, however he decided to continue in the game as a coach during a period of time, and then he discovers this special thing that full his life of happiness, when he get his first baseball card; a Yogi Berra card from the New York Yankees, his favorite US baseball team. In that moment he discovers his real passion and started to collect all kind of cards. He was really focused on getting each card he wanted. Then it came the time for the Christmas trip in 2010, when my family and I went to Aguascalientes, Mexico to celebrate the holidays with my grandfather and uncle. When we arrived, he started talking about the sports and of course his famous card collection; he went for his cards and shown them to all the family, the cards looked like new, like if time had not passed. I have the opportunity to touch and see them, at first, it was like there are only baseball cards, and they have no value. Until I discover that everyone in their life have something special that you feel identified. My grandfather is a really happy person as he described himself, because even though he was bad at baseball, he discovered the things that makes him feel special; finally he told me that he will give me his baseball cards collection when he passes away, because I am the only one that have the same feeling when speak about the ball game; in such particular moment I really understood how special things can be if you do it with real passion.

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Watching the words play on the page,

he begins to learn the rules of thier game.

He converses with the referees and officials,

known to most as grammar and punctuation.

He is introduced to the all the players,

but noun, verb, and adjective are the starters.

Eventually, he is confident enough to coach

his own team and becomes an author.

He develops his tactics and strategy,

and slowly his playbook thickens.

He wonders if one day he and his players can go

the distance and together become champions.

Such a wonder, that such a wondrous

world arose from twenty six scribbles

and a few meager symbols in between.




Author's Notes/Comments: 

A few thoughts on poetry.

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Hinting at greatness,

The young boy hurls

That ball, with blue flame

And fire chasing it.

In his exacting delivery,

He is surgically precise.

Like a cornered viper

In momentous moments,

Under preposterous pressure,

He is at his deadliest.

Anyone with knowledge

Of the game can see

His gift and potential.

The boy himself will

Soon realize his talent and,

Already his heart holds

The game in a vise like grip.

That combination, is his

And his family’s ticket

Out of their meager home.

He is a desolate spark of hope

In the pitch blackness.

Like a struck match he will

Illuminate the night.

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The Art of Swimming


An art.

Every muscle working together perfectly.

The timing is precise.

You anxiously wait on the starting block,

Every muscle tensed,

Blocking out all other sound and movement

Except for that one bang

That will release you from your prison.

The gun goes off

And you have a split second to react.

Too late,

Too bad.

Too early

And the race is already over for you.

You’re in the water.


Stroke, stroke.


Stroke, stroke.

Your lungs are burning

And your muscles are on fire.

The final lap.

You give it everything you have.

You fly through the water, barely breathing;

Your arms and legs moving out of control,

Yet perfectly timed.

You stretch towards the wall and surface.

Weak and gasping for breath

You pull your body out of the water

And wait for your next race

To start the art of swimming

Over again.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

I wrote this poem when I was in high school.

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