Suspension Training® for Larger Athletes

Suspension Training exercises are great choices for athletes who need to open up their hips and build core strength. Click here to view article.

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Do Words Matter in Concussion Diagnoses?
Researchers at McMaster University heard a line from parents so frequently they made it the title of their study on concussion terminology. “My Child Doesn’t Have a Brain Injury, He Just Has a Concussion,” published in the Feb. 2010 issue of the journal Pediatrics, found that children whose parents were told their child had suffered a “concussion” spent less time in the hospital and resumed normal routines sooner than kids whose parents were told they had sustained a “brain injury.”
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Comeback Athlete: Lauren Ditscheit

Loyola University Chicago
By Kyle Garratt

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

Larry Ditscheit has seen his oldest daughter, Lauren, compete in countless volleyball matches. She started playing in fifth grade, continued through high school, and had been Loyola University Chicago’s primary setter as a sophomore and junior. But last September, he awoke at 3 a.m. and drove 14 hours to see Lauren play in Chattanooga, Tenn.
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Camping Season

A summer strength and conditioning camp can give high school athletes in all sports a constructive activity for their months off and a competitive edge for the coming year.
By Jeff Decker & Tim McClellan
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Follow the Leaders

Besides training athletes for physical development, this author uses the weightroom to cultivate their leadership skills and other intangible qualities.
By Tim Wakeham

Tim “Red” Wakeham, MS, SCCC, CSCS, is Director of Strength and Conditioning for Olympic Sports at Michigan State University. He can be reached at:
[email protected].

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Joint Efforts

A veteran orthopedic specialist and colleagues answer key questions on the risk factors for ACL injury, the most effective prevention methods, and the state of the science in ACL rehabilitation.
By Jeffrey Albaugh, Jared Friedman, Stephanie Cody, and Dr. Theodore Ganley
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The Boys on Blue

Boise State University’s perfect 2009 season was the latest testament to its football strength program, which emphasizes speed, functional power, and a team-first attitude.
By Tim Socha

Tim Socha, MEd, SCCC, is Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Boise State University. He can be reached at: [email protected].

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