2017 July/August (Volume XXVII, No. 05)

A Step Ahead

By utilizing blood-based biomarker testing, the performance teams at Virginia Tech and Rutgers University are out in front when it comes to maximizing athlete potential and minimizing injury risk… more »

Battling Back

Return to play following an episode of exertional heat stroke should not be taken lightly. There are both physical and mental issues to address… more »

From Start to Finish

Beginning with preseason and lasting until tourney time, the in-season strength and conditioning program for the Villanova University men’s basketball team covers it all… more »

Meet in the Middle

There’s a way to incorporate junk food in an athlete’s fueling plan without compromising overall nutrition. It’s called the If It Fits Your Macros diet, and it involves tracking protein, carbohydrate, and fat intake daily… more »

On Display

There are many ways to promote the athletic training profession. The North Carolina Athletic Trainers’ Association (NCATA) recently pursued a new avenue by creating an exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of History… more »

Planting the Seed

It’s common knowledge that athletic trainers rarely hesitate to get their hands dirty. Erin Cernuda, ATC/L, Athletic Trainer at Miami Sunset (Fla.) Senior High School, has taken this literally by starting a garden club on campus. As a result, both athletes and students have benefited from the fruits and vegetables of the club’s labors… more »

Practice What You Preach

As a new strength coach for a team, how do you get players on board with a grueling training program? At the University of Missouri, first-year Director of Athletic Performance for Men’s Basketball Nicodemus Christopher, MS, CSCS, USAW, gets buy-in by putting sport coaches through workouts that are just as intense… more »

Strength in Numbers

Like their counterparts at other schools across the country, Simpson College football players begin a rigorous offseason training regimen each January. Unlike most of their peers, however, they are met with an unusual protocol–50-rep sets… more »

Survey the Field

Have you ever thought about conducting medical research with your high school teams? This athletic trainer offers an in-depth look at what it entails — and the rewards it can bring… more »

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