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creatine
June 10, 2021

5 Things You Need to Know About Creatine

Creatine has been misunderstood and seems to be categorized as “bro-science” or “big muscles.” Keep in mind that creatine is produced in the body and stored in the muscle, and 95 percent of the body’s creatine is stored in the muscle. Creat...


difficult
June 7, 2021

Iron Sharpens Iron: Difficult Beyond Comprehension

Times are certainly difficult. How about that for the understatement of the year? With a pandemic, racial tensions, and social injustice in the headlines for months on end, it seems as though the whole world is sitting on a proverbial powder keg.  ...


ohio
May 14, 2021

Ohio Bill Could Expand ATC’s Role in Injury Treatment

An Ohio bill, designed to expand an athletic trainer's ability to render care, received overwhelming support last week. According to a report from WCPO.com, House Bill 176 would allow certified athletic trainers the option to enter into a collabor...


May 7, 2021

The Relationship Between Vision & Sports Performance

With more than 80 percent of perceptual input coming from the eyes, vision plays a significant role in an athlete’s performance. Every decision an athlete makes can be broken down into visual, perceptual, cognitive, and motor responses. We are well...


difficult
May 5, 2021

Iron Sharpens Iron: Put Your Name On It

Put Your Name On It — Making good decisions in critical moments of choice is a quality that all coaches want their athletes to master.  Unfortunately, it isn’t always that easy. Youngsters in the age groups we work with tend to make hasty decisi...


survey
February 18, 2021

NCAA Survey: Mental Health, More Impacted by Pandemic

As a follow-up to the NCAA Student-Athlete COVID-19 Well-Being Survey conducted in spring 2020, a similar survey conducted in the fall showed student-athletes continue to face heightened mental health concerns and barriers to sport particip...


coaching
January 20, 2021

Iron Sharpens Iron: Forged in the Crucible of Coaching

For the past 45 years, I’ve had the honor of being called “coach.” It represents more than a title or job description, it was a way of life that was rewarding in so many ways — and endearing on a daily basis. The most influential people in...


strength
December 17, 2020

From NFHS: Benefits of High School Strength Coach

A recent post from Tracy Baldwin, S.C.C.C., M.S.C.C. on the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) website highlighted the benefits of having a high school strength and conditioning coach. Baldwin, the head strength and condi...


teams
November 24, 2020

How Strength Coaches Lift Teams to Championship Goals

“Teams are only as strong as its weakest link.” It is one of the most overused cliches in sports despite its accuracy. But what about a team’s strongest link – meaning, their fittest? As the strength and conditioning field has evolved thro...


people
November 20, 2020

40 Under 40 Perspective: People Over Performance

I have been fortunate enough to be in the field of athletics for the past seven years. It has created an avenue for me to pursue a full-time career, perform meaningful work, and help impact student-athletes and people regularly. I can honestly say th...