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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 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 ...


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 ...


February 5, 2010

Connecticut Releases New Concussion Legislation

Legislation in Connecticut has been released that would require high school coaches to be trained to spot the signs of concussion and injured athletes would have to sit out practices and games until cleared by doctors. The legislation needs to be app...


February 3, 2010

Powerline: Training the injured athlete

As much as we would like to believe that injuries could be prevented, the fact remains that they are an unavoidable part of all sports. In addition to the physical pain and the impending rehabilitation process, the athlete must deal with the frust...


February 3, 2010

Training Days

Perhaps the basic responsibility of the strength coach is to sift through his sources of strength-training information and develop a day-to-day program of the exercises that best fit his athletes.The proliferation of professional organizations, the c...


February 3, 2010

Spartan Rotation

Coaches are always searching for conditioning drills that fit the specific needs of their sport while concurrently adding enough variety to keep things interesting and challenging.This is especially true when dealing with “anaerobic” or &...


February 3, 2010

Sliding into a Strong Core

Core training is one of the current strength and conditioning trends that has launched a multitude of diverse applications and filled the pages of equipment catalogues with a wide array of assistive paraphernalia.Practitioners no longer treat the "ab...