Though it’s an often-overlooked area in the weight room, the hips are vital for explosiveness and overall athletic performance.
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Concussions continue to be a hot topic in the athletic training room, on the field, and in the media. Prevention methods, keys to recognition, and long-term effects associated with the injury are getting more attention than ever before. For this issue’s Bulletin Board, we are zeroing in on the latest and most compelling concussion news.
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Wrestlers want to cut weight. Athletic trainers want to teach healthy eating habits. This author describes how to do both.
By Kim Tirapelle
Kim Tirapelle, MS, RD, CSSD, is a Registered Dietitian for TERRIO Therapy-Fitness, Inc., in Fresno, Calif. She is also the Team Dietitian at Fresno State University and for the Clovis (Calif.) High School wrestling team, which captured a state title this past winter. She can be reached at: [email protected].
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Athletes don’t always need to see a massage therapist for treatment. There are plenty of self-massage tools and techniques available that you can teach them to use.
By Keats Snideman
Keats Snideman, CSCS, CK-FMS, LMT, CNMT, is the Owner of Reality-Based Fitness, LLC, a performance training and massage center located in Tempe, Ariz. He has worked with athletes from the NFL, NBA, MLB, USA Track & Field, and the collegiate and high school levels. He can be reached through his Web site at: www.realitybasedfitness.com… more »
Have you ever thought about volunteering with your state or district athletic trainers’ association? Doing so is a chance to further the profession and your own career at the same time.
By Jeff Stone
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A strength and conditioning program tailored to address specific weaknesses prior
to the start of the season has helped Cornell University become a perennial power-house in men’s lacrosse.
By Tom Howley
Tom Howley, MEd, is Assistant Director of Athletics for Athletes Performance at Cornell University. He has been head of the strength and conditioning department at Cornell for more than 16 years and can be reached at: [email protected].
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NCAA Wrestling. Nutritional Information and Weight Management Rules, Education for Wrestlers. Available at: http://www.ncaa.org/wps/portal/ncaahome?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/ncaa/NCAA/Sports+and+Championship/Wrestling/Championship+Administration/weight_mgmt.htmlBurke, L. Practical Sports Nutrition. 2007; Belconnen, Australia. Human Kinetics.Oppliger, RA et al. ACSM Position Stand: Weight loss in wrestlers. Medicine &... more »