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October 7, 2010

SportsMed: Keeping the shoulder healthy

The importance of normal shoulder function is generally unappreciated until routine daily activities become difficult to perform. Has your star pitcher ever indicated having felt something “give” in the shoulder while pitching in a game but was ...


September 8, 2010

Evaluating and preventing MCL injuries in athletes

The knee is one of the most frequently injured joints in the body, primarily because it has poor bony stability and relies on ligaments and muscles for its stability. Because the knee is situated between two of the longest bones of the body, it is ex...


August 25, 2010

Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly On Losing Weight, Staying Healthy

Great article By Tom Prister, Senior Editor, IrishIllustrated.com about Brian Kelly, the new head football coach at the University of Notre Dame------------------------------------------------------------------------When Brian Kelly was introduced as...


July 26, 2010

Tip From The Trenches – More SNAPP Suggestions

Editor’s Note: This is the continuation of Ken Mannie’s August 2010 article appearing in the print edition of Coach & Athletic Director.More SNAPP Suggestions: Gaining and maintaining good, solid muscle weight can be a problem for som...


July 14, 2010

SportsMed: Examining ACL injuries in athletes

Athletes in specific sports, as well as females, are at greater risk  "You have an ACL tear!” These are some of the most feared words an athlete or coach can hear. But when this injury occurs, what does it mean for the athlete and could this ...


May 6, 2010

Tip From The Trenches – Summertime Safety

The summer heat will soon be nipping at the back of our necks. Prior to embarking on the summer conditioning program, it would be wise to review the precautions, signs, symptoms, and necessary actions associated with heat-related stresses.• Athl...


April 22, 2010

Powerline: Serious strength requires serious training

Strength and power are two inextricably linked indices that are pursued incessantly by coaches and athletes on a year-round basis. These two physiological siblings are necessities in athletic development, skill improvement, body composition enhanceme...


March 25, 2010

Powerline Video Woodway Curve

The sophisticated curved design is the culmination of years of non-motorized design and development by WOODWAY with the key ingredient being WOODWAY’s patented running surface and near-frictionless drive system, allowing the running belt ...


March 18, 2010

The benefits of variable resistance in training

Strength and conditioning coaches are always searching for ways to improve the equipment they have been blessed (or cursed) with. Some prefer free weights, others are more receptive to machines, while coaches like myself will incorporate all kinds...


March 11, 2010

Spartan 300 Training

Long before the release of Warner Brothers’ blockbuster movie, 300, I came across an article chronicling the extremely challenging and brutally intense training regimen the actors endured prior to filming.Through six months of workout sessions ...