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NATA and APTA Settle
September’s settlement of the NATA’s fair practice lawsuit against the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) marked the end of an almost two-year legal battle. NATA President Marjorie Albohm, MS, ATC, hopes it also marked the beginning of a newfound respect between the two groups.
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Comeback Athlete: Sean Wallis

Washington University in St. Louis
By R.J. Anderson

R.J. Anderson is an Assistant Editor at Training & Conditioning. He can be reached at: [email protected].

It was March 2007, and Washington University in St. Louis junior basketball player Sean Wallis was locked in an intense battle–his toughest matchup of the year. In front of a very loud, raucous audience, Wallis rose to the occasion, drilling shot after shot, sending his opponent to a very one-sided defeat.
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Too Far, Too Fast

Overtraining syndrome can derail athletes’ performance goals and put their physical and mental health in jeopardy. Fortunately, it’s easy to avoid when training programs focus on gradual adaptation and common-sense monitoring strategies.
By Dr. Terry Favero

Terry Favero, PhD, is Professor of Biology and Conditioning Coordinator for the women’s soccer team at the University of Portland. He has also worked with the U.S. Olympic Development Program, and can be reached at: [email protected].

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Lending a Hand

Being a mediator and resolving conflicts between others probably isn’t why you became an athletic trainer. But it’s a valuable skill set that can help all parts of your department run more smoothly.
By Laura Ulrich

Laura Ulrich is a contributing writer for Training & Conditioning. She can be reached at: [email protected].

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For a Loss

Whatever their sport, athletes looking to lose weight often have questions: How do I avoid a drop in energy level? How do I lose fat without losing muscle? How fast is too fast to shed pounds? This seasoned sports nutritionist provides answers.
By Josh Hingst

Josh Hingst, MS, RD, CSCCa, is a Sports Nutritionist at the University of Nebraska. He can be reached at: href=”mailto:[email protected]”>[email protected].

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The Press Is On

With the latest research into compression’s effects and benefits, science is learning more and more about why many athletes today consider compression wear to be standard equipment.
By Kyle Garratt

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

A generation ago, if you saw athletes competing in ultra-tight apparel that compressed the skin beneath it, chances are they were gymnasts. The form-fitting material was perfect for a sport that emphasizes aesthetics.
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Strokes of Genius

At this perennial NCAA Division III swimming powerhouse, the strength and conditioning regimen is designed to optimize functional power and maximize transfer from dry land to the pool.
By Gregg Parini

Gregg Parini is Head Men’s and Women’s Swimming Coach and an Associate Professor at Denison University. A seven-time NCAA Division III Coach of the Year, he can be reached at: [email protected].

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