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October 17, 2012

Minnesota Dept. Of Health Tracking Concussions In H.S. Athletes

CBS Minnesotahttp://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2012/10/17/health-department-tracking-concussions-in-high-school-athletes/MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — For the first time, solid numbers are being collected in Minnesota on how concussions really affect high s...


October 10, 2012

How to refuel during competition

The pros and cons of sports drinks, energy gels, liquid food supplements and energy bars The myriad sport-specific fueling options available to athletes today means it's much easier to refuel while on the move. You, and your athletes, are not alone,...


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October 5, 2012

Five points of emphasis for any successful strength program

Keep your athletes safe, healthy and improving with these ideas It's time to present some of the cornerstone points of emphasis for any strength and conditioning program. These points represent a combination of both technical tips and safety conside...


September 28, 2012

Youth Leagues Adapt To Combat Concussions

Poughkeepsie Journalhttp://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/article/20120927/SPORTS06/309270032Playing football for Poughkeepsie High School 20 years ago, and playing for the Poughkeepsie Pioneers Pop Warner program even before that, Karega Wood remembers...


September 26, 2012

Follow heat-acclimatization guidelines

Pushing athletes too hard in preseason practices is a recipe for disaster By Brendon P. McDermott, PhD, ATC, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga If there was a pill that offered your athletes protection against heat illness, and increased thei...


September 26, 2012

Productive practices start with a purposeful warmup

All sports are better served by preparing the body and mind for movement Prior to beginning any workout, practice or game, it's important that players go through a proper warmup. Jumping right into a high-intensity activity may increase the chan...


September 26, 2012

Differentiating between junk and useful research

Be prepared to answer your athletes' questions about the latest nutrition fads Miracle supplement or snake oil? A revolutionary new eating plan or a fad diet? Thanks to the internet, finding accurate sports nutrition information should be easi...


September 22, 2012

Powerline: Increase volume with multiple-set applications

In past Powerline installments, I have discussed the issues, benefits and possible pitfalls of varying set prescriptions per exercise and total volume in a given strength training routine. Many of the inquiries I receive from Coach & Athletic Dir...


September 22, 2012

Worth The Weight

Indiana University spent years training student-athletes in outdated facilities, but now its strength and conditioning center is among the nation's best. Recruits touring Indiana University's campus prior to 2009 may have a hazy recollection of the ...


September 19, 2012

Nutritional Value: Explaining the Female Athlete Triad

In 1997, The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) issued its original position on the Female Athlete Triad. The triad, a trio of troublesome health concerns occurring in females that exercise, had been noted for more than 30 years. [caption ...