August 17, 2016 Volume XXVI, No. 05

This article first appeared in the July/August 2016 issue of Training & Conditioning.

Duncan French, PhD, CSCS, USAW, is a foreign man in a new land, which is appropriate since he faces uncharted waters in his new position as Director of Performance Science at the University of Notre Dame. A veteran European strength and conditioning coach who has a PhD in exercise physiology, French was brought to Notre Dame in January to help improve the athletic department’s performance enhancement services.


This article first appeared in the July/August 2016 issue of Training & Conditioning.

Almost 25 years ago, the Female Athlete Triad was identified, and it’s become a well-known concept in sports medicine circles. A new paper has proposed that a similar condition presenting with deficits in nutrition, reduction in sex hormones, and/or impaired bone health may also affect male athletes.


This article first appeared in the July/August 2016 issue of Training & Conditioning.

Athletic trainers are used to working behind the scenes, so they are rarely thrust into the national spotlight of a primetime television show. But that’s just what happened to Mathew Miller, MS, ATC, CSCS, a Las Vegas-based athletic trainer and strength and conditioning coach who recently showcased his skills for the NBC reality television show “Strong.”


This article first appeared in the July/August issue of Training & Conditioning.

Athletic organizations the world over have struggled with drafting legislation to address the participation of transgender athletes. Now, a groundbreaking ruling by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) may provide an example for others to follow. The new recommendations allow transgender athletes to compete without having sex reassignment surgery.


Unique sports medicine clinics are popping up across the country, and Marshall University is leading the way with a pair of innovative new facilities. Take a look inside both in this two-part article.

This article first appeared in the July/August 2016 issue of Training & Conditioning.

Despite offering similar services, it’s rare to find two sports medicine clinics that are exactly alike. In fact, these facilities can be just as diverse as the patients they serve.


Proper nutrition is needed to propel triathletes from swim, to bike, to run. Developing a dedicated fueling and hydration plan can start them on the right path.

This article first appeared in the July/August 2016 issue of Training & Conditioning.

By Linda Samuels


By creating a successful strength and conditioning program at the University of Mary Washington, this author has set an example for other small schools to follow.

This article first appeared in the July/August 2016 issue of Training & Conditioning.

By George Greene


No two in-season workouts are the same for the Vanderbilt University women’s tennis team, which keeps players on their toes and enhances their neuromuscular strength.

This article first appeared in the July/August 2016 issue of Training & Conditioning.

By Emilian Iankov


At the University of Florida, rehabbing athletes can be found lifting low loads with a tourniquet fastened around their injured limbs. Called blood flow restriction training, this method is getting them back to activity faster and stronger.

This article first appeared in the July/August 2016 issue of Training & Conditioning.

By Paul Silvestri and Johnny Owens


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