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Condition the Kinetic Chain, Not the Segment, to Restore Function

Posted by The Athletic Edge on Mar 20, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Want more power, agility or speed--in any sport? The key is to train the entire body and focus on conditioning the kinetic chain as a whole. Strength and conditioning specialist Stephen Gamma walks us through a sample case study and a few recommended exercises in this recent article on Stack.com.

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Topics: Athletic Injuries, Functional Athletic Training Rooms, Kinetic Chain

In Practice: The LAST Table

Posted by Owen Stanley, M.S., ATC, CSCS, NREMT on Mar 5, 2015 4:25:29 PM

When you’re working with a variety of student athletes, you need your treatment tables to be functional across a wide variety of modalities.

I first came across the Leg and Shoulder Therapy table,  LAST table while I was working in Kansas City with the Chiefs, and saw the results the Royals professional baseball franchise was getting with this table. Over the past year, our department has been working with The Athletic Edge to tweak lengths and widths on this already multi-purpose table to make it even more functional for a wide variety of collegiate athletes.

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Topics: Functional Athletic Training Rooms

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