Training & Conditioning

Coming Together

Sometimes, the best way to improve sports medicine services is to bring physicians’ offices and treatment facilities right onto campus. Three innovative programs discuss the partnerships they’ve formed to do just that, and more.
By Abigail Funk

Abigail Funk is an Assistant Editor at Training & Conditioning. She can be reached at: [email protected]

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A Mat for All Seasons

Athletes in any sport can benefit from the balance, flexibility, muscle control, and mindfulness developed through Pilates. With just a few basic supplies, you can implement a regimen that improves performance and overall health.
By Kerrie Lee Brown

Kerrie Lee Brown is the Vice President for Communications at STOTT PILATES®. She has written on health and fitness topics for more than 10 years, and can be reached at: [email protected].

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No Skim For The Slim

By James L. Harris III, MS, RD, SCCC

Many have heard the slogan “Milk does the body good.” But does that mean all forms of milk?.. more »

Swing Theory

Mental acuity, reflex awareness, balance, and functional muscle control are the key ingredients of a great golf swing. Are your golfers following the right recipe?
By Robert Mottram

Robert Mottram, PT, ATC, a Senior Titleist Performance Institute Advisor, works at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, Calif. He has served as a rehab and fitness specialist for the PGA Tour, Senior PGA Tour, and LPGA Tour, and can be reached at: [email protected].

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False Step Acceleration: Friend or Foe?

By Todd Brown, CCS

Using data-driven analysis, the author breaks down the effectiveness of using a “false,” or backward, first step as an acceleration tool. His findings may surprise you.
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The Toughest Opponent

Cancer is something no athletic trainer wants to think about. But if one of your athletes is diagnosed, you can play a critical role in helping them face the physical, mental, and emotional struggles.

By Chad Newman

Chad Newman, MS, LAT, ATC, PES, is Associate Athletic Trainer at the University of Tennessee. He can be reached at: [email protected].

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The Press Is On

With the latest research into compression’s effects and benefits, science is learning more and more about why many athletes today consider compression wear to be standard equipment.
By Kyle Garratt

Kyle Garratt is an Assistant Editor at Training & Conditioning. He can be reached at: [email protected].

A generation ago, if you saw athletes competing in ultra-tight apparel that compressed the skin beneath it, chances are they were gymnasts. The form-fitting material was perfect for a sport that emphasizes aesthetics.
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Bare Essentials

By Kyle Garratt

Running barefoot is like a form of time travel. It takes people back to how they ran as children, before heavily padded running shoes corrupted their form. Whether inspired by new research or the practices of a secluded Mexican tribe, more runners are going barefoot or employing minimal footwear. A longtime advocate of this mantra and creator of his own running technique details the benefits of this new, and old, approach to running.
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