Archive for October, 2011

Athletes are Choosing Their Health

Posted: 11th October 2011 by in Uncategorized

Watch this video on YouTube.   Steven Threet isn’t the first athlete to choose to stop playing the sport he loves. Steve Young and Troy Aikman come to mind when I think about football players who chose to stop playing football after suffering multiple concussions. The video gives a brief glimpse on the process it [...]

Statistics are typically a hard thing to argue with, often being objective. When dealing with the statistics pertaining to concussions, some would say that the numbers have led concussions to an “epidemic level”. According to The Centers for Disease Control, this is the case and with an estimated 1.6 to 3.8 million sports related concussions [...]

As Strength and Conditioning professionals, why are we still choosing not to directly train the muscles of the neck? I have come to a conclusion within part of my training philosophy; I will always do my best to give the athletes what they need, nothing less and nothing more…and sometimes what they want in order [...]

The New York Times reported what Texas is doing to reduce concussions and other traumatic head injuries. Thanh Tant reported in the September subscription, “Starting in 2012, school football programs statewide — which involve an estimated 160,000 high school players — will be required every two years to re-condition helmets that are 10 years or [...]