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Gatorade Sports Science Institute: Nutrition for Football Players

GSSI: Choosing the right foods and fluids before an event can make all the difference. Susan Kundrat, Nutritional Sciences Program Director at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, talks about the importance of proper nutrition as football season kicks off.

 
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Check out Training and Conditioning Magazine's Article on "Going Pro" - Featuring Steeler's Athletic Trainer Sonia Gysland

Sonia Gysland, MA, ATC, is Assistant Athletic Trainer for the Pittsburgh Steelers. She previously served as Assistant Football Athletic Trainer at Duke University and worked as an intern for the Steelers.​

 
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Tips From the Field: How to Succeed as an Athletic Trainer

Being an athletic trainer in the National Football League presents its challenges, yet at the end of the day is very rewarding. It is exciting to be able to help the players perform at high levels and optimize their performance and health

 
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Texans Head Athletic Trainer Geoff Kaplan highlighted in the care of David Quessenberry

Texans head trainer Geoff Kaplan does not want any credit for helping save the life of offensive lineman David Quessenberry during OTAs in June.

 
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Franklin College article highlights Washington Redskins Assistant Athletic Trainer Kyle Blackman

The next time you’re watching a Washington Redskins football game on TV, there’s a chance you’ll see Kyle Blackman ’07. As the team’s assistant athletic trainer, Blackman is on the sidelines at every game, and when a player suffers injury he’s one of the first responders on the field.

 
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Beat the Heat: TIps from Gatorade and GSSI on maintaining hydration and staying safe in the heat.

Dehydration decreased muscle power, performance, and tolerance to the heat. With training camp right around the corner, Gatorade and GSSI provide tips on maintaining hydration and preventing heat illness.

 
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An Update on the NFL's Athletic Training Initiative!

Many of you may be wondering more about this program. How does it work? How can I help? First of all, thank you to all of you who are passionately seeking ways to help schools in need of an AT. Please keep in mind this is the very first year of a nationwide effort to increase athletic training medical care for student athletes in high schools. This first-year pilot program is moving forward in an attempt to be implemented in multiple locations as soon as possible.

 
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Gatorade Sports Science Institute: Adapt and Be Ready

This installment from the Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI) examines the importance of recovery in athletic performance.

 
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President Obama announces NFL/NATA/PFATS Collaboration to place Certified Athletic Trainers in underserved high schools!

The NFL, NATA, and PFATS will fund certified athletic trainers in underserved high schools nationwide in a $1 million program announced Thursday at the Whitehouse.

 
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Sports Science Exchange #117: Protein Ingestion Prior to Sleep: Potential for Optimizing Post-Exercise Recovery

In Sports Science Exchange #117, Protein Ingestion Prior to Sleep: Potential for Optimizing Post-Exercise Recovery, Luc van Loon explains that recent studies have shown that protein ingested prior to sleep is effectively digested and absorbed during the night, helping stimulate post-exercise muscle protein accretion during post-exercise overnight sleep. As a result, protein ingestion prior to sleep may represent an effective dietary strategy to inhibit muscle protein breakdown, stimulate muscle ​

 
 
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