2017 April (Volume XXVII, No. 03)

Cover All Bases

A baseball player wants to gain weight, a basketball player looks to maintain, and a runner seeks to lose weight. The case studies in this three-part article explain the nuances of knocking each scenario out of the park… more »

Full Steam Ahead

From integrating freshmen to intense offseason workouts, the strength and conditioning program for Georgia Tech football pushes forward all year long… more »

In Control

A look at the APRE protocol of strength training, in which each lift’s reps and loads are based off previous performance, giving athletes command over their own gains… more »

Joined Forces

National Guard medics might seem out of place on a college campus, just as college athletic trainers may stick out on a military base. At the University of Wisconsin and nearby Fort McCoy, however, both have become familiar sights, as these two groups have spent the last year learning from each other on their respective home fields… more »

Just Like Riding a Bike

There’s a lot to see in and around Lawrence, Kan., home of the University of Kansas. This includes stately architecture in town, rolling prairie outside it, and sometimes, 7-foot-tall basketball players riding bicycles through both… more »

Speedy Sign-Ins

In October of 2016, athletic trainers at Baker University were looking for a more efficient way to sign players into the athletic training room than traditional pen and paper. With the help of two new tools, athletes now sign in using a trait unique to each individual — their fingerprints. This technology has streamlined the way Baker athletic trainers provide and track care… more »

Stretching Resources

Despite a lack of funds and initial support, sports medicine professionals in Milwaukee figured out how to bring athletic training services to inner-city schools… more »

Support System

A new device at the University of Montana combines unweighting technology with jump training to provide the safe, accommodating environment athletes need when rehabbing an ACL injury… more »

Training Mike Trout

It’s not every day a high school athletic trainer gets to design a strength and conditioning program for a Major League Baseball player — let alone one of the best in the game. But it’s a part-time gig for Dan Richter, ATC, CES, PES, Athletic Trainer at Millville (N.J.) Senior High School, who’s spent the past seven offseasons training Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim outfielder and two-time American League MVP Mike Trout… more »

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