Strength and Conditioning
March 12, 2019
To build the perfect training program, strength and conditioning professionals make many tailor-made considerations for their athletes. Settling on the right exercise selection, training volume, and load volume can be painstakingly time-consuming and difficult. However, to execute the perfect training program, a perfect warm-up must also be present. The warm-up is every bit as important as the aforementioned program design qualities. However, far too often it is designed haphazardly, executed poorly, or worse yet, skipped over altogether.
New Research
March 10, 2019
A key state of the recovery process for an injuried athlete, as well as for those athletes who push themselves in training, is the ability to tolerate pain.  A recent study conducted by the University of Kent in England showed that Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction—a common meditation technique that utilizes breathing, body awareness and exploration of pattens of behavior, thinking, feeling and action—can help athletes increase their pain tolerance and speed up the recovery process.
Concussions
March 9, 2019
The NHL Alumni Association has partnered with cannabis company Canopy Growth, a cannabis company located in Canada, to conduct a one-year study investigating the possibility of cannabinoids helping treat post-concussion neurological problems. The study will be led by NEEKA Health Canada.
Injury Prevention
March 9, 2019
Cupping is a technique for treating muscle pain, soreness and stiffness that has been around for thousands of years; it's mentioned in one of the oldest medical textbooks in the Western world, The Ebers Papyrus, written c. 1550 BC. Cupping has been a very popular form of treatment among swimmers because they are more likely to suffer shoulder injuries, and came more into vogue during the 2016 Olympics because of its use by Olympic athletes such as Michael Phelps. 
Strength and Conditioning
March 9, 2019
The way former Detroit Red Wings strength and conditioning coach Peter Renzetti sees it, when it comes to sport-specific strength and conditioning training, there is none. “Strength training will always be an integral part of athlete development, Renzetti writes in an article on the Durham Star (Ontario) website. “And, there is nothing that can help improve sport performance more than the development of strength and speed.
Leadership
March 7, 2019
Following in the footsteps of Arizona, South Dakota has become the second state in the U.S. to mandate a pre-game medical meeting prior to all high school sporting events. The purpose is to make sure officials, administrators, coaches, and medical personnel are on the same page in case an emergency occurs.

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