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Improving the Health of the Community

By Karyn Gallivan, MS, ATC, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, NASM-CPT
Contributor, Sports+Fitness Network

I am an Athletic Trainer by education. Much of my work years have been spent in high schools, colleges, and sports medicine clinics. During my career, there have been occasions to participate in health fairs and community health & wellness events. As Athletic Trainers, Strength & Conditioning Coaches, and Personal Trainers, we are all inherently teachers...

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The Mentality of the Max

By Aaron Mehl
Contributor, Sports+Fitness Network

Everyone has an opinion on how testing should be done in regards to their athletes. If you ask ten coaches how they test their athletes you could very well get ten different answers. Which method is the safest? Which method best relates to athletic performance? The answer may be much more complex than you think...

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The Essential Link in Fitness and Conditioning

By Karyn Gallivan, MS, ATC, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, NASM-CPT Contributor, Sports & Fitness Network Core training programs have come and gone over the last couple of decades. These programs are still vitally important because a weak core can lead to a whole host of injuries. The understanding of core itself has grown to include the abdominals, and the back, spine, and hip musculature –and when I write core, I am talking about all of this.
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If A Muscle Isn’t Seen in the Mirror… Does It Exist?

By Aaron Mehl Contributor, Sports and Fitness Network The posterior chain on most athletes (and most Americans) is severely underdeveloped. A strong posterior chain can not only make a person faster and more powerful, but most importantly, it can drastically reduce the chances of acquiring an injury.
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Designing Better Programs for Better Results

By Karyn Gallivan, MS, ATC, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, NASM-CPT Contributor, Sports & Fitness Network Last month (The Health and Fitness Assessment, Part II), I discussed the fitness evaluation process and its components. In this installment, we will look at resting heart rate, blood pressure, and body composition. This month I will discuss a little bit about submaximal cardiovascular endurance, muscular fitness testing, and flexibility....
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