Rick Foster Talks Athlete Mentality, Substance Use and Wellness in Rodeo on The Breakdown
Rick Foster Justin Sports Medicine examing a patient at a rodeo.
Ted Harbin photo Courtesy Rick Foster

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 with the Justin SportsMedicine team. 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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