October 1, 2013 Volume XXIII, No. 07


Migraines & Recovery
Athletes typically experience headaches after sustaining a concussion, with some suffering migraines. Two separate studies published in the July issue of the American Journal of Sports Medicine suggest that migraines experienced within a week of a concussion could indicate a longer recovery time.


University of Delaware
By R.J. Anderson

R.J. Anderson is an Assistant Editor at Training & Conditioning. He can be reached at: rja@MomentumMedia.com.


Much has been written about the benefits of the live-high, train-low principle. The U.S. Air Force Academy is putting the idea into practice with a special training program.
By Dr. Michael Zupan


From texting to social media, information can be exchanged today in the blink of an eye. That's why every athletic trainer needs a well thought-out plan for electronic communication.

Leadership

BY JAMES MALSEED


What happens when you take meat, eggs, and dairy out of an athlete's diet? Going vegan is possible for high performance, but only with a clear understanding of the hurdles.
By Susan Kundrat

Susan Kundrat, MS, RD, CSSD, is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and the Nutritional Sciences Program Director at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is also the co-founder of RK Team Nutrition and can be reached at: kundrat@uwm.edu.


As more athletes seek alternatives to Western medicine, a new discipline called sports acupuncture has emerged. This author combines his background in athletic training with the Eastern form of treatment.
By George Leung


A simple, yet adaptable, off-season training program helps University of Southern California volleyball players get ready to attack the competition.
By Brent Metz

Brent Metz, MEd, CSCS, SCCC, USAW, is an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of Southern California, where he works with the women's and men's volleyball teams. He has also been a strength coach at the University of Texas and Fresno State University and can be reached at: bmetz@usc.edu.