The Breakaway Breakdown


Athlete Mentality, Substance Use and Wellness in Rodeo

Season 1, Ep. 26

This episode is brought to you thanks to our friends at Fast Back Ropes.

Rick Foster is a sports medicine specialist who has worked with rodeo athletes for 40 years. A roper himself, he began his career working with Olympic athletes and the U.S. Ski Team, and eventually transitioned to picking cowboys and cowgirls out of the arena full-time. Foster is a roper himself and truly understands rodeo culture and how to realistically set health goals.

Foster covers a variety of topics, including:

  • Nutrition
  • Staying fit on the rodeo trail
  • Substance use and abuse
  • Injury prevention and treatment
  • Alcohol
  • Sleep
  • Caffeine
  • Athlete mentality

This episode is jam-packed with health and wellness tips that can help you inside and outside of the arena, and a few funny stories!

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