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To Stretch or Not?
In the long-running debate over whether there are benefits to stretching before exercise, compelling new information has been introduced. A study by USA Track and Field (USATF) analyzed data from nearly 1,400 runners and discovered that there was no statistically significant difference in injury risk between those who stretched before running and those who did not.
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Too Much Too Soon: Examining the threat of exertional rhabdomyolysis

The”no pain, no gain” concept is ingrained in athletic culture, but a serious condition called exertional rhabdomyolysis should have athletes on guard… more »

Water Power

Aquatic plyometrics give athletes the opportunity for an explosive workout with little impact. That means they can work harder for longer, with less risk for injury than on dry land.
By Dr. Michael Miller & Dr. William Holcomb
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Career Climb

Landing a job as a head athletic trainer takes more than experience and talent. It also requires strategically positioning yourself on the professional ladder.
By Randy Biggerstaff

Randy Biggerstaff, MS, ATC, is Director of Athletic Training at Lindenwood University. He was inducted into the NATA Hall of Fame in June and was honored as the NAIA Head Athletic Trainer of the Year in 2007. He can be reached at: [email protected].

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Inner Strength

When it comes to bone health, there are many pieces to the puzzle. It’s likely your athletes are missing some of them in their everyday lives.
By Michelle Rockwell

Michelle Rockwell, MS, RD, CSSD, is a Sports Dietitian based in Raleigh-Durham, N.C. She works with athletes at North Carolina State University and serves as a consultant to teams and individual athletes nationwide. She is also co-founder of RK Team Nutrition and can be reached at:

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Special Delivery

At Texas Christian University, pitchers are trained to be fast, powerful, and explosive, while also taking into account rotational demands and individual imbalance issues.

By Zach Dechant

Zach Dechant, SCCC, USAW, is an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at Texas Christian University, where he oversees athlete performance for the baseball team and assists with football. For more information on strength and conditioning from Zach, visit his blog at:

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December 2010: Too Much Too Soon

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December 2010: Water Power

Baechle, T.R., & Earle, R.W. (2000). Essentials of strength training and conditioning.Champaign, IL: National Strength and Conditioning Association.Chu, D. A. (1998). Jumping into plyometrics. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.Holcomb WR, Lander J, Rutland R, Wilson G.... more »

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