Training & Conditioning

Wrestling with Regulations

Next season, high school wrestlers join their college counterparts in having to follow minimum weight guidelines. In most states, athletic trainers are being asked to help implement the changes.

By Abigail Funk

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

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No Pain, No Gain?

You want your athletes to dig down and get the most out of their workouts. So what is the fine line between pushing them hard and pushing them too hard?

By Vern Gambetta

Vern Gambetta, MA, is the President of Gambetta Sports Training Systems in Sarasota, Fla. A frequent contributor to Training & Conditioning, he can be reached through his Web site at:

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Pat Lamboni, Salisbury University

In 2004-05, Salisbury University captured two NCAA Division III national championships, took second in two others, and posted its best finish in the NACDA Directors’ Cup ever. Reaching 11th place, Salisbury scored its fifth top 20 Directors’ Cup finish in the last six years. Some of the credit for that success goes to Head Athletic Trainer Pat Lamboni, MEd, ATC, and his staff.

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Reviewing Reform

With NATA educational reforms now firmly in place, their day-to-day effects are raising some questions. For example, are today’s students being overly supervised?

By David Hill

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From Hands to Head

With new research and guidelines out on how to assess concussions, now is the time to update your protocols.

By R.J. Anderson

R.J. Anderson is an Assistant Editor at Training & Conditioning.

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Bulletin Board

Test Identifies Injury Risk
Fate, karma, or plain old bad luck–these are often blamed when an athlete gets hurt. But a recent study suggests that some lower-body injuries are more predictable than previously thought, and that a simple five-minute test could determine who is most at risk.
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Faster Than Ever: Craphonso Thorpe

How a broken leg helped Craphonso Thorpe get even faster.

Standing on the track at Florida State University, poised to run a 40-yard dash during the football team’s preseason conditioning tests, senior wide receiver Craphonso Thorpe knew nothing was going to slow him down—not the pressure of being a preseason All-America candidate, not the Florida heat, not the steel rod that ran the length of his right lower leg.

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Making Progress

How can you push upperclassmen to keep improving once they’ve plateaued? This article answers the five most important questions on motivation in the weightroom.
By Dr. Jack Johnson

Jack Johnson, PhD, CSCS, SCCC, is Assistant Professor of Physical Education at the Virginia Military Institute. He has also spent 12 years as a strength and conditioning coach at Radford University, Virginia Tech, and VMI. He can be reached at: [email protected].

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