January 29, 2015
The NCAA Legislative Council has decided that Division I student-athletes need more on their plates and has approved a new rule that would allow scholarship and non-scholarship athletes unlimited meals and snacks as part of their athletics participation. Previously, scholarship student-athletes received three meals a day or a food stipend. In other news, the Legislative Council also voted to require that strength and conditioning coaches be certified by a nationally accredited certification body.
January 29, 2015
Finding the Right Altitude Elite endurance athletes often adhere to the "live high, train low" principle, believing changes the body undergoes at higher altitudes to adapt to getting less oxygen will result in better training and performances at lower altitudes. However, a recent study, published online in October before appearing in the Journal of Applied Physiology, found the benefits of such an approach may be limited to living within a certain range of altitudes.
January 29, 2015
Research shows that certain "superfoods" can help improve athletic performance. The University of Texas is using them to reach new heights.By Amy Culp Amy Culp, RD, CSSD, LD, is an Assistant Athletics Director and the Sports Dietitian at the University of Texas. She has been coaching athletes on all aspects of fueling for optimal performance and health for more than a decade and can be reached at: Amy.Culp@athletics.utexas.edu.
January 29, 2015
When an athlete presents with low back pain, the cause may be sacroiliac joint dysfunction (SIJD), an injury that continues to confuse sports medicine providers.By Dr. Per Gunnar Brolinson, Mike Goforth, and Dr. Mark Rogers
January 29, 2015
Looking for a new way to increase your athletes' quickness while lessening impact? This author suggests sand training, which helps achieve the ideal 45-degree body angle when accelerating out of a cut.By Scott O'Dell Scott O'Dell, MA, CSCS, is the Director of Strength and Conditioning at East Central University of Oklahoma. Author of the book, The Power Revolution, he has been an NSCA conference speaker in areas such as plyometrics and strength development and can be reached at: sodell@ecok.edu.
January 29, 2015
More and more sports medicine practices are hosting walk-in clinics specifically for high school athletes. The one profiled here has found success by carefully considering all logistics.By Bobbie Hirsch Bobbie Hirsch, MEd, ATC, LAT, is the Associate Athletic Trainer at the Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine, a satellite clinic of the Tulane University Medical Center. She also serves on the Louisiana High School Athletic Association's Sports Medicine Advisory Committee and can be reached at: bhirsch.atc@gmail.com.

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