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New Creatine Supplements Raise Concerns

Every time a new creatine product is introduced, it claims to be the next great strength-building supplement for athletes. But recent research suggests that some newly introduced creatine formulations have potentially harmful side effects.
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Holly Poeschl

Oshkosh (Wis.) West High School
By Dennis Read

Dennis Read is an Associate Editor at Training & Conditioning. He can be reached at: [email protected].

Holly Poeschl has twice experienced the physical and mental challenges that come with reconstructing an ACL. The two injuries, one in each knee, occurred 345 days apart and cost Poeschl both her sophomore and junior seasons of high school basketball.
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Vaulting Over Pain

More and more athletes are interested in trying prolotherapy treatments for their injuries. But does it work?
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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The Right Route

Different athletes sometimes need different routes to reach the same goals. Here’s how to map out an effective training plan for any situation.

By Vern Gambetta

Vern Gambetta is 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 at:

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Magic Beans

Due to their nutritional value and protein content, soybeans can be a great fuel source for athletes.
By Susan Kundrat

Susan Kundrat, MS, RD, CSSD, is President of Nutrition on the Move, Inc., based in Urbana, Ill., and Sports Nutrition Consultant to Northwestern University athletics, Bradley University athletics, and several University of Illinois teams. A former collegiate athlete and the 2003 recipient of the SCAN Excellence in Practice Award for Sports Nutrition, she can be reached at:

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Meeting in the Middle

Although many athletic trainers cringe at the thought of negotiating, learning the art can help you get more staff, more pay, and more respect.
By Dr. Chadron Hazelbaker

Chadron Hazelbaker, PhD, MPE, ATC, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, is an Instructor at Eastern Washington University, Head Athletic Trainer at Liberty High School in Spangle, Wash., and NATA District 10 CIC Representative. He recently completed his doctorate in Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University and can be reached at: [email protected].

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Strong Holds

A college wrestling coach who is also a certified strength coach combines his knowledge and experience in both areas to help his wrestlers get a leg up on the competition.
By Drew Black

Drew Black, MA, CSCS, USAW, is in his 10th year as the Head Wrestling Coach and Strength and Conditioning Coach at Wesleyan University. A former collegiate wrestler at Syracuse University, he is responsible for training 29 varsity sports at Wesleyan and can be reached at: [email protected].

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