January 29, 2015
As athletes look for fueling sources that can take them to the next level, new research indicates energy drinks may come with costly side-effects. On the other hand, a less-palatable liquid may provide the boost they need to be successful.*** Athletes wanting to stay alert and energized through a long day of workouts, classes, and meetings have long turned to energy drinks to keep them going. But new research indicates that although they can provide a boost to performance, those drinks also carry the potential to drag athletes down.
January 29, 2015
Young baseball pitchers who throw more than 100 pitches per week are at risk for a newly-identified overuse injury that can impede normal shoulder development and lead to additional problems, including rotator cuff tears, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology.
January 29, 2015
Uncovering Sprinters' Secrets The mystery behind the origins of elite sprinters' speed is closer to being solved thanks to research conducted at Southern Methodist University's Locomotor Performance Laboratory. Two different studies, one published in the June 2014 issue of The Journal of Experimental Biology and the other in the September 2014 issue of the Journal of Applied Physiology, found that sprinters generate speed through distinct limb dynamics that increase ground forces upon impact.
Comeback Athlete
January 29, 2015
University of Washington By R.J. Anderson R.J. Anderson is an Assistant Editor at Training & Conditioning. He can be reached at: rja@MomentumMedia.com.  
January 29, 2015
With an emphasis on restoring muscle function, trigger point dry needling ensures the Washington Redskins are always ready to strike.By Elliott Jermyn Elliott Jermyn, MS, PT, ATC, CSCI, is Physical Therapist and Assistant Athletic Trainer for the Washington Redskins. He is a Level II Functional Dry Needling Practitioner and can be reached at: jermyne@redskins.com.
January 29, 2015
When poor nutrition stands in the way of an athlete's performance, it's time to act. These three case studies cover dietary hurdles encountered in basketball, cross country, and swimming. In the world of sports nutrition, some advice is tried and true--eat lots of fruits and vegetables, drink plenty of fluids, and keep sugary snacks to a minimum. But in some instances, athletes require a more personal touch to address fueling deficiencies.

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