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Overfilling the Tank
The optimal hydration of football players during competition is an important part of keeping them on the field and performing at their peak, and a new study shows a majority of NFL teams use hyperhydration on game days. However, it’s unclear how beneficial the practice is, and there are some potential side effects.
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Q&A with Ryan Kebler

Colquitt County High School
After a decade as Athletic Trainer at St. Petersburg (Fla.) Catholic High School, Ryan Kebler, LAT, ATC, was ready to move on. He and his wife had long talked about relocating, possibly to Georgia, and Kebler dreamed of working at a larger school. At the same time, the Keblers were also looking for a small town with a family-oriented atmosphere to raise their two sons, ages nine and 11.
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Testing for SCT

Detecting the sickle cell trait could save an athlete’s life. Here’s what you need to know about the testing process and how to respond to a positive result.
By Scott Anderson
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Jump To It

For many athletes, jumping rope can help improve their fitness level, quickness, and agility. It can also help them find a better mind-body connection.
When it comes to strength and conditioning, athletes and coaches are continually looking for the next cutting edge piece of equipment to give them an advantage over their opponents. But what about a small, old fashioned implement? It’s easy to overlook some of the most simple, yet very effective, training devices available–and the jump rope is a classic example.
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Women on the Field

Female athletic trainers who cover football explain the ins and outs of working in a male-dominated environment.
By Mike Phelps

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

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Strong Inside

At Xavier University, not all the women on the basketball team follow the same training plan. For the team’s post players, a specialized strength training program focuses on the position’s specific on-court requirements.
By Rich Jacobs
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