Time Effective TRX® Suspension Training® Bodyweight Exercises

By Chris Frankel, M.S.

When a coach comes across a single training modality that can accomplish multiple goals, it’s a win for everyone and deserves a place in the program. Enter the TRX® Suspension TrainerTM. Whether the Suspension Trainer is attached to a power rack, bleachers, a fence, tree limb or even the door of the athlete’s dorm room, there are some foundational exercises virtually all athletes can benefit from that only take a few minutes to complete.

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Bulletin Board

Watch the Face: Hockey Visor Debate
There is a movement in college hockey that may eventually lead to another option in facial protection on helmets. Players are currently required to wear helmets equipped with full face shields, made of either metal or Plexiglas. But in June, officials from College Hockey Inc., the marketing arm for the five NCAA Division I hockey conferences, asked the NCAA Ice Hockey Rules Committee to allow players to wear half shields. The Committee declined to support the proposal, but called for further research on the topic.
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Junior Cadougan

Marquette University
His 2009-10 stats might lead you to believe that Marquette University point guard Junior Cadougan had a disappointing freshman season. In reality, the fact that Cadougan was able to play in 12 games for the Golden Eagles was an eye-popping achievement as he worked his way back from a ruptured Achilles tendon in just four months.
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A Light Touch

A form of massage called lymphatic facilitation is gaining followers in athletics as it has been shown to help cut down on injured athletes’ recovery time.
By Patricia Archer

Patricia Archer, MS, ATC, LMP, has been a sports healthcare specialist and educator for over 30 years. She teaches continuing education seminars around the country in advanced therapeutic massage techniques and maintains a private practice at her clinic, Seattle Somatics. Pat can be reached at: [email protected].

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The Final Hurdle

Could your athletes’ nutrition be the final piece to the puzzle for success? As the Texas A&M University track and field team found out, time spent creating individualized diet plans was well worth it.
By Amy Bragg

Amy Bragg, RD, CSSD, LD, was recently appointed Director of Performance Nutrition at the University of Alabama. She previously held the same position at Texas A&M University and can be reached at: [email protected].

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Shaking It Up

As whole body vibration continues to catch on in weightrooms and with athletic trainers, researchers are shedding new light on how it works and what its benefits are.
By David M. Bazett-Jones

David M. Bazett-Jones, MS, ATC, CSCS, is a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and is actively involved with the Athletic Training Program. He has published several studies about whole body vibration and how it relates to athletic performance and rehabilitation. He can be reached at: [email protected].
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Watchful Eyes

Staff evaluations may be one of the most overlooked opportunities for athletic training departments to improve their services. The key is making evaluations a learning tool, not a critique of past mistakes.
By Jon Almquist
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Home Run Power

Explosive lifts breed explosive hits. That’s why Olympic lift variations are a major component of the University of Georgia softball team’s strength and conditioning program.
By Tyler Jorgensen

Tyler Jorgensen, MS, SCCC, is Strength and Conditioning Coach for Olympic Sports at the University of Georgia. He can be reached at: [email protected].

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October 2010: Shaking It Up

Wakeling JM, Nigg BM, Rozitis AI. Muscle activity damps the soft tissue resonance that occurs in response to pulsed and continuous vibrations. J Appl Physiol. Sep 2002;93(3):1093-1103.Rittweger J. Vibration as an exercise modality: how it... more »

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