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Concussion Prevention: A Pro-Active Approach

The concussion problem in sports has reached epidemic proportions.  The NFL is spending millions on awareness and just instituted new practice rules to reduce the number of blows the players are exposed to during practices.  Several high school athletic associations are also implementing new rules to deal with the issue.  So far, everything has focused […]

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How Much Strength Is Enough?

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about how much strength is “enough” for athletes and how much time should we spend developing it. Obviously, different sports/positions have different requirements, but the basic question is always the same – how much time and effort should be put into developing huge amounts of strength compared to working […]

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In-Season Strength & Conditioning

Something I didn’t have to deal with in the college setting that’s pretty frustrating when working with high school athletes is in-season training. It’s discouraging to see kids work their butts off for several months, only to have their sport coach not take the time to schedule in-season strength and conditioning workouts. A few weeks […]

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