Strength and Conditioning
June 3, 2019
How do your athletes warm up before hitting the weightroom? For years, coaches asked that they perform static stretches—bending and stretching while sitting and standing. Other coaches have used a general warmup, with the idea of simply getting the muscles moving.
May 30, 2019
                      by Mark Callanen, PT, DPT, OCS Modalities are generally devised to help promote healing and/or decrease pain.  Two advanced devices that focus on treating soft tissue injuries include Class IV laser and shockwave technology.  While both can be effective, how they work and what conditions they are best suited for can be confusing.
May 28, 2019
The athletic training profession is full of stress, given the amount of responsibility for someone’s health, the time demands, the high expectations in outcomes, and the challenge in autonomy to make decisions. The goal for the athletic trainer should be to manage their response to these stressors.
May 28, 2019
Research shows that free radicals can wreak havoc on muscle tissue health, slowing recovery and impairing performance. With the right diet, athletes can take advantage of antioxidant power to ward off these effects. By Lisa Dorfman Lisa Dorfman, MS, RD, CSSD, LMHC, is Director of Sports Nutrition and Performance and an adjunct professor at the University of Miami. A former pro triathlete, she has completed more than 30 marathons, and can be reached through her Web site at: www.foodfitness.com.  
Strength and Conditioning
May 28, 2019
Having quick, agile athletes is vital to most sports, so it should be a focus for every strength and conditioning program. We asked a roundtable of experts how they satisfy the need for speed in their training. Note: This article first appeared in the November 2016 issue of Training & Conditioning.

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