January 29, 2015
High school athletic trainers are the unsung heroes of interscholastic sports and many work countless hours to help young people become the best they can be. That's why Training & Conditioning, along with Sports Health, have decided to present the Most Valuable Athletic Trainer Award. The 2014 winner is Brian Robinson, MS, ATC, LAT, Head Athletic Trainer at Glenbrook South High School, Glenview, Ill.
January 29, 2015
Announcing our 2014 Winner: Brian Robinson, Glenbrook South High School, Glenview, Ill.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
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

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