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Mixing Exercise Is Okay
There’s a school of thought that athletes should not mix aerobic exercise and strength training work on the same day. The idea is that due to exercise antagonism, also known as muscle interference, aerobic exercise reduces the ability of muscles to strengthen, while weight work hurts the endurance training response. However, two recent studies found no such connection between the two forms of exercise.
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D.J. Gnader

Northwest Missouri State University
It was the first series of the first game of the 2010 football season and Northwest Missouri State University middle linebacker D.J. Gnader was already getting comfortable. Gnader was playing his first college game after redshirting as a freshman and was making plays all over the field–and it felt great.
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First and 10

In four short years, Colorado State University-Pueblo went from nonexistent to being in contention for an NCAA Division II title. One piece to the puzzle was implementing the right strength and conditioning program.
By Allen Hedrick

Allen Hedrick, MA, CSCS*D, is the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Colorado State University-Pueblo. He formerly held the same position at the NSCA’s national headquarters and the U.S. Air Force Academy. He can be reached at: [email protected].

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Going Paleo

A lot of athletes are talking about the Paleolithic diet. What’s the best advice for those who want to take their diet back in time?
By Michelle Rockwell, Alexandra Black, & Lindsey Mazanec
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In It Together

Working with your spouse can be tricky for many reasons. Athletic trainers Steve and Cara Ashby are figuring out how to make it a positive–on the job and at home.

By R.J. Anderson

R.J. Anderson is an Assistant Editor at Training & Conditioning. He can be reached at: [email protected].

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Power Shot

Tennis athletes often play year-round, which leaves little time for developing power in the weightroom. A set of simple exercises that can be completed almost anywhere is this strength coach’s answer.
By Satoshi Ochi

Satoshi Ochi, MA, CSCS, RSCC, NSCA-CPT, CTPS, is Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the United States Tennis Association Player Development program. He is also on the Advisory Board of the International Tennis Performance Association. He can be reached at: [email protected].

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Safe Practices

As the fall preseason approaches, there is no better time to talk to your school’s coaches about exertional heat illness. This special section is written specifically for coaches and can serve as a handout to them.
By Jessica Dysart Miles, Dr. Earl Cooper, & Dr. Michael Ferrara
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