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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 ...


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...


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 ...


February 5, 2010

Delaware Scales Back Plans For New Athletic Facility

A year after proposing a plan for a new athletic performance center for sports medicine, athletic training, strength and conditioning and academic purposes, as well as a new football stadium, the University of Delaware now has scaled back its plans. ...


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...