2020 August/September (Volume XXX, No. 04)

Current Trends: Supplementing Rehab with Aquatic Therapy

Every athlete wants the same thing: to spend more time working on his or her game and less time recovering. But the hard truth is that recovery is a pivotal piece of any athlete’s training program.  A growing body of research reveals that allowing for sufficient recovery between workouts is a critical component in any […]

Enhancing Athletes’ Immune System Through Nutrition, Does It Work?

Whether it’s running faster, lifting heavier, or achieving optimal body composition, athletes are always seeking ways to improve performance. Recently, particularly with the events surrounding COVID-19, many have begun to reconsider a major contributor to performance that is often overlooked: the immune system.  The immune system is a specialized structure of cells (natural killer cells, […]

Raring To Go: A Snapshot into 2 Schools Attempting to Resume Athletic Activities

With schools and organizations rearing to resume athletic activities amid the COVID-19 pandemic — with some having already begun playing live games — ensuring the safety of coaches, student-athletes and staff members is priority number one for athletic administrators and trainers.  Following mass moratoriums, cancellations, postponements, and stoppages of all kinds in light of the […]

Reducing Stress Fractures in Female College Distance Runners

First-year student-athletes show the greatest number of injuries and therefore are at the most at risk. Because of this, it is important to examine the transition period they undergo from high school to college. Not all high school runners start from the same training base.  A typical female high school runner averages about 25 miles […]

Step by Step: The Rise of Motion Capture Technology Among Sports Healthcare Professionals

Motion capture technology — something usually associated with the studios and editing bays of Hollywood — is finding a comfortable home in the world of sports.  Typically, high-tech cameras capture the motion of a subject covered in sensors and through computer software, the subject can be edited and recreated into the desired character. Actor Andy […]

The Most Important Class A High School Student Can Take

“Welcome to the most important class you will ever take in high school.”  Every year, this is my standard introduction for new students in my High School Weight Training Class. My statement is generally met with a few smiles or laughs by the students. It has been ingrained in them that Math, Science, and English […]

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