Lamont Robinson, Salem (N.J.) High School, University of Oklahoma

It was the homecoming football game at Salem (N.J.) High School, and the school’s athletic trainer, Heidi Bower, ATC, was holding her breath. As Bower looked on, Lamont Robinson, the school’s blue-chip linebacker and running back, made his 2004 season debut.

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ACSM Review

Each year, the largest sports medicine organization in the world gathers to discuss the latest research in a variety of areas, including exercise physiology, medicine, rehabilitation, and nutrition. With thousands of attendees from around the world, the 52nd Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) proved to be another exciting gathering. In the following, we report on three research presentations from the convention that focus on nutrition and competitive athletes.

By Dr. Christopher Mohr

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Reading Labels

Complying with NCAA bylaw 16.5.2.g, which restricts what supplements schools can distribute to its athletes, is complicated. Understanding the ingredients and the 30-percent protein rule are key.

By Greg Scholand

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

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A Lot of Talent

Coaching great, natural athletes is not as easy as it seems. They often need to be challenged and communicated with in unique ways.

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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To The Limit

In the NBA, players are often pushed to their physical limits. When one player complained of hamstring pain, it took a specialized reconditioning program to get him back to full strength.

By Dr. Micheal Clark and Aaron Nelson

Micheal Clark, DPT, MS, PT, NASM-PES, is the President and Aaron Nelson, MS, ATC, NASM-PES, is an Athletic Trainer at the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Nelson is also Head Athletic Trainer for the Phoenix Suns. They can be reached at:

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Here Come the Parents

Today’s parents are more overprotective, vocal, and involved when it comes to their kids. And today’s high school athletic trainers need to deal with them.

By Abigail Funk

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

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Peaking for the Postseason

A meticulously planned, year-long strength program helped Arizona State finish third in the College World Series last spring.

Rich Wenner, CSCS, is Head Strength Coach for Olympic Sports at Arizona State University. He is one of only 32 strength coaches to be inducted into the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Coach Practitioner Distinction Program.

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