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Q&A with Tim Drudge

St. Vincent Sports Performance Center
Just as it has long been for many kids growing up in central Indiana, the Indianapolis 500 was a staple of Tim Drudge’s childhood. So it was only natural for him to dream about someday having a part in one of racing’s biggest events. But it would take him a while to get there.
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Making College Count

Part of being an athletic training student is always being on the run. That’s okay, as long as you make sure you’re moving in the right direction.
By Dr. Debbie Bradney & Dr. Tim Laurent

Debbie Bradney, DPE, ATC, is an Assistant Professor in Athletic Training at Lynchburg College. Tim Laurent, EdD, ATC, is an Associate Professor and Program Coordinator for Athletic Training and Exercise Physiology at Lynchburg College.

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The Best Approach?

It’s been almost 20 years since sports medicine professionals first tried an accelerated approach to rehabbing surgically repaired ACLs. The debate about its safety continues.
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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Before the Snap

The science behind pregame meals has become much more precise in recent years. Come gametime, those following the correct diet are reaping the rewards.
By Abigail Funk

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

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Structured for Success

As they work to blend administrative duties with hands-on care, today’s head athletic trainers are experimenting with a variety of nontraditional ways to organize their staffs. They’re also changing who they report to, how they communicate, and what constitutes a sports medicine team.
By Kenny Berkowitz

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

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Resting to Win

The practice of tapering is common among endurance athletes, but it is often misunderstood. Our expert offers advice on how best to apply the latest research.
By Dr. Guy Thibault
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Making Progress

How can you push upperclassmen to keep improving once they’ve plateaued? This article answers the five most important questions on motivation in the weightroom.
By Dr. Jack Johnson

Jack Johnson, PhD, CSCS, SCCC, is Assistant Professor of Physical Education at the Virginia Military Institute. He has also spent 12 years as a strength and conditioning coach at Radford University, Virginia Tech, and VMI. He can be reached at: [email protected].

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