Optimum Performance


Reacting to Signs of Overtraining

Athletes—and Strength/Conditioning Coaches and Sport Coaches—are taught one guiding principle that extends well beyond athletics: The harder you work, the more success you’ll achieve. It’s a principle that is generally very accurate… more »


Focus on the Sleep of Your Athletes

The Peach Belt Conference (PBC) was recently looking for a unique way to kick off its educational campaign on the importance of adequate, high-quality sleep. It did so by distributing sleep masks to student-athletes at... more »


Masked Athletes

Looking to emphasize the importance of sleep, the Peach Belt Conference issued sleep masks to all student-athletes in the league.

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Next Stop: CWS

The Auburn University baseball team is using data collection and a new focus on sleep and nutrition in its quest to reach the College World Series this year. 

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Social Media Stymies Performance

A new study says athletes who stay up late using social media—forgoing important sleep—may pay for it the next day with decreased performance. 

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Virtually Painless

A new study finds that using VR headsets during exercise can reduce the perception of pain and effort. 

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Girls’ Night

Performance combines for teenage athletes have become common, but Thibodaux (La.) Regional Medical Center recently put a new spin on the concept by holding one just for female athletes. 

 

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Get the Ball Rolling

As youth sports has expanded, so has the desire to incorporate sports medicine and strength and conditioning initiatives with these athletes. Here’s how one club kick-started such efforts… more »

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