Comeback Athlete: Brian Butch

University of Wisconsin
By Dennis Read

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

As he had done countless times before, University of Wisconsin basketball player Brian Butch put out his right arm as he tumbled to the floor. His legs had been cut out from under him while crashing the boards for a rebound during a nationally televised showdown between the Badgers and Ohio State University, the two top-ranked teams in the country at the tiime.
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HITS For High School

Their bodies and brains are still developing, but high school football players often take blows to the head just as forceful as those experienced by their college and NFL counterparts. That finding is the initial piece of data to emerge from the first test of Head Impact Telemetry System (HITS) technology in a high school population.
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Bridging the Gap

They’re self-confident, full of new ideas, and communicate in a very different style. Working with Generation Y athletic trainers can be a challenge and a boon at the same time.
By Nate Dougherty

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

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To New Heights

Improving an athlete’s jumping ability means taking into consideration speed-to-intensity ratios, inhibitory deceleration, eccentric stretch, and the use of plyometrics. But it starts with the proper foundation of strength.
By Jeff Connors

Jeff Connors, MS, MSCC, is Assistant Athletic Director for Strength and Conditioning at the University of North Carolina. He served as Director of Strength and Conditioning at East Carolina University for 10 years and at Bucknell University for four years. He can be reached at: [email protected].

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Triple Threat

Twenty years ago, no one knew the female athlete triad existed. Ten years ago, we started to understand its significance. Today, new research is bringing it even more into focus.
By Dr. Nancy Williams
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Daily Specials

Coaches and athletes are realizing that a meal plan is as critical as a game plan. We asked five nutritionists to serve up five different menus for some very specific situations.
Your football athletes seem overly fatigued during preseason practice and the coach wants a better nutrition plan for them. Your wrestlers ask for a diet that will help them make weight. One of your basketball players is lactose intolerant. The soccer team needs on-the-go meal ideas. And your heptathlete wants a competition meal plan for her specialized event.
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Old Cat, New Tricks

To prepare for his 21st NFL season, Carolina Panthers quarterback Vinny Testaverde added speed and agility training to his workout regimen. Here, his personal trainer explains both how and why.
By Kory Angelin
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December 2007: Triple Threat

Click here to read the article.American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Position Stand, 2007. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 39, no. 10: 1867-1882.International Olympic Committee (IOC) Medical Commission Position Stand. Souza, M.J.... more »

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