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Wrestlers Sue After Contracting Herpes

In a lawsuit filed last November, three former York College wrestlers claim they contracted herpes simplex 1 (the virus associated with genital herpes and cold sores) due to negligence by the school’s athletic trainer, head wrestling coach, and administration. The athletes were allegedly infected after school officials failed to follow NCAA guidelines on infection control.
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Comeback Athlete: Kristin Duquette

East Catholic High School, Manchester, Conn.
By Kyle Garratt

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

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A Closer Look

You know protein is important for athletes, but have you heard about the latest research on recommended doses, which sources are best, and protein’s role in recovery? In this roundtable discussion, our expert talks with leading nutrition researchers about those topics and more.
By Dr. Janet Walberg Rankin

Janet Walberg Rankin, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise at Virginia Tech. She can be reached at: [email protected].

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One Step Ahead

An inside look at the Ohio State University Sports Biomechanics Lab reveals how cutting-edge technology is shaping the future of athlete assessment, injury prevention, and training.
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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From ATC to AD

More and more athletic trainers are taking the leadership, communication, and managerial skills they’ve developed in the field and applying them to athletic administration. The people in this article did, and they explain how you can, too.
By Kenny Berkowitz

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

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A Mat for All Seasons

Athletes in any sport can benefit from the balance, flexibility, muscle control, and mindfulness developed through Pilates. With just a few basic supplies, you can implement a regimen that improves performance and overall health.
By Kerrie Lee Brown

Kerrie Lee Brown is the Vice President for Communications at STOTT PILATES®. She has written on health and fitness topics for more than 10 years, and can be reached at: [email protected].

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April 2009: A Mat for All Seasons

Cornwell, A., A. Nelson, et al. "Acute Effects of Passive Muscle Stretching on Vertical Jump Performance." Journal of Human Movement Studies 40, (2001): 307-324.Craib, M., V. Mitchell, et al. "The Association Between Flexibility and Running... more »

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