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A Better Doping Test
University of Utah scientists have developed a new test to identify athletes who have taken testosterone to enhance performance. By using mass spectrometry to measure levels of both testosterone and the closely related epitestosterone in a urine sample, researchers were able to detect doping more quickly and accurately than with other existing methods.
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Max Baumann

St. Xavier High School, Cincinnati, Ohio
By R.J. Anderson

R.J. Anderson is an Assistant Editor at Training & Conditioning. To nominate a comeback athlete, please e-mail him at:[email protected]

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The ZZZ Factor

Chronically sleep-deprived athletes probably don’t realize all the ways they’re hindering their performance. By explaining sleep’s many physical and mental benefits, you can help them put the issue to rest.
By Art Horne

Art Horne, MEd, ATC, CSCS, is Associate Director of Sports Medicine and Strength and Conditioning Coach for men’s basketball at Northeastern University. He can be reached at: [email protected].

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Preparing for Battle

The yearly training cycle for wrestlers includes three distinct phases, and an optimal nutrition strategy should target specific goals for each one.
By Susan Kundrat
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Groin Pains

Whether you call it a sports hernia or athletic pubalgia, recurring pubic-area pain can be a major hindrance for athletes. These authors devised a specialized training program for the Cornell University men’s hockey team aimed at addressing and preventing groin injuries.
By Dr. Paul R. Geisler & Ed Kelly
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For the Record

From helping you lobby for more resources to protecting your program against lawsuits, a top-notch medical record keeping system offers many benefits. Does yours?
By Jon Almquist

Jon Almquist, ATC, is the Athletic Training Administrator for Fairfax County (Va.) Public Schools. He can be reached at: [email protected].

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Finishing Strong

A college track coach–who also designs strength programs for some of the world’s top runners–explains how good things happen when strength training and track and field embrace each other.
By Danny Brabham

Danny Brabham is Assistant Head Coach for Men’s and Women’s Track and Field at Baylor University and has served as strength coach for 400-meter Olympic champions Michael Johnson and Jeremy Wariner. He can be reached at: [email protected].

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