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July 22, 2018

Keeping locker rooms free of diseases and infections

The majority of coaches and athletes understand why they need to be cautious about locker room diseases and infections, but not all schools have policies to help keep them safe. MRSA and other diseases can derail a team’s season, forcing several...


July 18, 2018

Powerline: 5 nutritional tips for training and recovery

The area of sports nutrition is as vital as any component in the organization and administration of a successful strength and conditioning program. At Michigan State University, we’re fortunate to have the professional expertise and services of Rob...


July 12, 2018

Study: Soccer headers may be linked to balance problems

Soccer players who head the ball more often may be more likely to have balance problems than players who do not head the ball as often, according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's Spo...


July 9, 2018

How to consistently perform your best during practice, competition

Let’s look at the idea of “when it matters most.” In essence, it all matters. If you think about the days and hours you spend practicing, chances are the time spent training and preparing far outweighs the time spent in competitive performance....


July 5, 2018

Doctors concerned over number of Tommy John surgeries in teenage athletes

Doctors are increasingly concerned over the number of Tommy John surgeries in young athletes, and to combat the problem they say athletes need to quit specializing. Southern California chiropractor and wellness coach Dr. Tommy John — the son of ...


June 14, 2018

Study: More than 80% of kids downplay, hide sports injuries

A new study conducted by the Auckland University of Technology Sports Performance Research Institute in New Zealand found that more than 80 percent of kids downplay or hide injuries suffered while playing sports. Researchers surveyed 262 boys and...


June 12, 2018

PEDs in Sports: The ongoing fight

The sporting world was once again turned upside-down when whistle-blower Grigory Rodchenkov alleged in a BBC interview that Russia ran a systematic program of doping during the Sochi Olympics in 2014. These allegations were presented in disturbing de...


June 1, 2018

Study: Half of all HS pitchers report pain in throwing arm

COLUMBUS, Ohio — More than half of high school baseball pitchers report experiencing pain in their throwing arms during the season. To better understand the cause of these injuries, researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical ...


May 18, 2018

Strength program design and exercise progression

There are many complex job functions of a strength coach, such as building programs and progressing exercises. In my opinion, this is one of the biggest challenges a strength coach faces. First and foremost, it’s imperative to have training philoso...


May 14, 2018

Safer Pain Relief Summit coming to Baltimore, Chicago

The Safer Pain Relief Summit, sponsored by Performance Health, is a weekend-long CEU course covering instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, kinesiology taping and therapeutic exercise to restore the human movement system while delivering resea...