January 29, 2015
Let's face it, no matter what warnings you give today's athletes, most are going to eat fast food. But maybe you can help them make better choices by advising them to take their food to go or even eat it on the bus. According to a new study, a person's cravings for food can be lessened if a restaurant provides softer music and lighting--environmental conditions most fast food restaurants don't subscribe to.
January 29, 2015
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January 29, 2015
By Vern Gambetta I am tired of hearing about red flags and dysfunctions. Why is something a red flag or a dysfunction? Watch what happens when the athlete gets up and actually moves--it is amazing how many of the red flags disappear and the supposed dysfunctions discovered in isolated artificial movements smooth out. If there is pain or discomfort they will tell you. If you feel you have to look for red flags, do so when the athlete is actually moving within the structure of their sport. Evaluate movements just like you train movements.
January 29, 2015
By Ryan Johnson
January 29, 2015
In this video, University of Maryland Director of Strength & Conditioning Drew Wilson shares his philosophy on athlete development. (Click "Read More..." to view a larger video screen.)
January 29, 2015
The National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) recently issued a position statement citing a need for improved understanding of anabolic-androgenic steroid (AAS) in the sports medicine and athletic communities and that AAS abuse can lead to a host of negative effects on the health and well-being of athletes and non-athletes alike. The position statement was created by the NATA Research & Education Foundation and appears in the September 2012 issue of the Journal of the Athletic Training, NATA's scientific publication.

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