September 1, 2014 Volume XXIV, No. 06


More Rest Needed After Concussion
Researchers at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden have conducted a number of studies that show cerebrospinal fluid can be used to determine the extent of brain injury. Their most recent findings reveal that the biological effects of concussion can last longer than previously thought.


Barton College
By R.J. Anderson

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


Eccentric, isometric, and concentric. The three stages of a movement aren't always treated equally. Triphasic training is changing that mindset in order to develop more explosive athletes.
By Cal Dietz and Matt Van Dyke

Cal Dietz, MEd, CSCS, is Head Olympic Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of Minnesota and coauthor of the book, Triphasic Training: A Systematic Approach to Elite Speed and Explosive Strength Performance. He can be reached at: dietz011@umn.edu.


Looking for effective ways to motivate athletic trainers to promote the profession? Here's how one state association mobilized its members on a grassroots level.
By Dr. Deanna Errico and Kristy Hart


Thanks to a long-awaited NCAA rule change that deregulates feeding, athletic departments suddenly have a host of new options for boosting their nutrition programs. In this three-part article, sports dietitians explain how they are reacting.
By Amy Bragg


The needs of girls and women in sport have always required a specific kind of care. The new Female Athlete Program at Boston Children's Hospital makes sure they get it.
By Nicole Bottino

Nicole Bottino, PA-C, ATC, is Lead Physician Assistant in Boston Children's Hospital's Division of Sports Medicine. She can be reached at: nicole.bottino@childrens.harvard.edu.


An in-season strength program that blends intensity with flexibility has Wesleyan University wrestlers finding success on the mat.
By Drew Black

Drew Black, MA, CSCS, USAW, is starting his 17th year as the Strength and Conditioning Coach and Head Wrestling Coach at Wesleyan University, where he oversees training programs for 29 NCAA Division III sports. He can be reached at:
dblack@wesleyan.edu.


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