Training & Conditioning

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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Treading Lightly

Speeding up rehab and preventing overtraining have never been easier, thanks to new ideas in using underwater treadmills.
By R.J. Anderson

R.J. Anderson is an Assistant Editor at Training & Conditioning. He can be reached at: [email protected]
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Strength to Spare

They may not strike you as athletes who need conditioning, but bowlers can greatly enhance their performance with a progressive training program.
By Tasha Weddle

Tasha Weddle, CSCS, is an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at Vanderbilt University, where she works with the women’s bowling, basketball, soccer, and lacrosse teams. She has also been an assistant strength coach at the University of Tennessee, Kent State University, and Purdue University. She can be reached at: [email protected].. more »


Handling Hamstring Injuries

By James A. Onate, PhD, ATC; Zahra Ismaeli, MS, ATC; and Bonnie Van Lunen, PhD, ATC
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To New Heights

Improving an athlete’s jumping ability means taking into consideration speed-to-intensity ratios, inhibitory deceleration, eccentric stretch, and the use of plyometrics. But it starts with the proper foundation of strength.
By Jeff Connors

Jeff Connors, MS, MSCC, is Assistant Athletic Director for Strength and Conditioning at the University of North Carolina. He served as Director of Strength and Conditioning at East Carolina University for 10 years and at Bucknell University for four years. He can be reached at: [email protected]

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Ex-QB Develops New Football Helmet

By R.J. Anderson

Being a good quarterback is as much mental as it is physical. So it makes sense that former Harvard University signal-caller Vin Ferrara, MD, is helping to make sure quarterbacks–and all other players–can keep using their heads after violent collisions by developing a new type of helmet… more »


Under the Microscope

Protecting your athletes from MRSA means taking a close look at how these bacteria function. Here, we delve into your most pressing questions on the topic.
By Greg Scholand

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

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Take a Load Off

Low-impact training and active rest aren’t synonyms for slacking off after the season. When planned properly, they let athletes recharge body and mind while still being challenged in their workouts.
By R.J. Anderson

R.J. Anderson is an Assistant Editor at Training & Conditioning. He can be reached at: [email protected]

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