September 26, 2012

Follow heat-acclimatization guidelines

Pushing athletes too hard in preseason practices is a recipe for disaster By Brendon P. McDermott, PhD, ATC, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga If there was a pill that offered your athletes protection against heat illness, and increased thei...

September 26, 2012

Productive practices start with a purposeful warmup

All sports are better served by preparing the body and mind for movement Prior to beginning any workout, practice or game, it's important that players go through a proper warmup. Jumping right into a high-intensity activity may increase the chan...

September 26, 2012

Differentiating between junk and useful research

Be prepared to answer your athletes' questions about the latest nutrition fads Miracle supplement or snake oil? A revolutionary new eating plan or a fad diet? Thanks to the internet, finding accurate sports nutrition information should be easi...

September 22, 2012

Powerline: Increase volume with multiple-set applications

In past Powerline installments, I have discussed the issues, benefits and possible pitfalls of varying set prescriptions per exercise and total volume in a given strength training routine. Many of the inquiries I receive from Coach & Athletic Dir...