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Comeback Athlete

Christie McDonald, Duke University
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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Test Identifies Injury Risk
Fate, karma, or plain old bad luck–these are often blamed when an athlete gets hurt. But a recent study suggests that some lower-body injuries are more predictable than previously thought, and that a simple five-minute test could determine who is most at risk.
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A Tale of Two Sides

Most athletes are right-handed or left-handed. No matter what the sport, this simple fact should play a role in designing their training.
By Vern Gambetta

Vern Gambetta, MA, is the President of Gambetta Sports Training Systems in Sarasota, Fla., and a frequent contributor to Training & Conditioning. His daily thoughts on training athletes can be viewed on his blog:

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After-Workout Drinks

The latest research shows that milk-based beverages may help with exercise recovery, as well as with gaining muscle mass. Here’s a look at how and when to use them.
By Michelle Rockwell

Michelle Rockwell, MS, RD, is a nutrition consultant for several sports teams ranging from youth to professional. She recently co-launched RK Team Nutrition, at:, and can be reached at: [email protected].

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Out in the Open

As more gay and lesbian athletes feel comfortable revealing who they really are, athletic trainers need to understand the nuances of sexual orientation issues in sports medicine.
By Laura Ulrich

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

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Turning It

Last summer, the San Jose State football team implemented a new speed development program focused on turning mechanics. Last fall, it saw its program turn around.
By Christopher Holder

Christopher Holder, MS, CSCS, is the Director of Strength and Conditioning at San Jose State University. A graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, where he was a starting center on the football team, Holder has also been a strength coach at EKU, Appalachian State University, and Cal Poly. He can be reached at: [email protected].

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Stretched Back

Whether it’s due to being stretched out of position or repetitive motion, back pain known as lumbar hypermobility syndrome can be debilitating. A specialist in treating this injury shares his exercise prescription.
By Dr. John Winslow

John Winslow, DPT, OCS, MTC, ATC, CSCS, is the Director of Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine at Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca, N.Y., where he treats athletes from local high schools, Cornell University, and Ithaca College. He is also an adjunct professor at Ithaca College, and can be reached at: [email protected].
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April 2007: After-Workout Drinks

Click here to read the article.Cade, J., R. Reese, et al. "Dietary Intervention and Training in Swimmers." European Journal of Applied Physiology, no. 63: 210-215, 199.Gibala, M. and K. Howarth. "Protein and Exercise" (chapter). Sports... more »

April 2007: Stretched Back

Click here to read the article.Boden D., D. Davis, et al. "Abnormal magnetic-resonance scans of the lumbar spine in asymptomatic subjects: a prospective investigation." The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, no. 72 (1990): 403-408.Childs,... more »

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