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The Junction Boys Syndrome

Anderson, Scott A.1,2

Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research: May 2012 - Volume 26 - Issue 5 - p 1179–1180
doi: 10.1519/JSC.0b013e31824f2091
Original Research

Abstract: Anderson, SA. The junction boys syndrome. J Strength Cond Res 26(5): 1179–1180, 2012—Strength and conditioning training for football has become year-round in virtually all levels of play, but none so much as contemporary NCAA DI football. Football players spend more off-season months and weeks in preparation for sport than is given to in-season practice, let alone play. A present peculiarity to NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision is conditioning and off-season football training is the sole setting for non-traumatic death in its participant players. Training regimens are too often built on tradition versus based on science and place players at-risk.

1University of Oklahoma

2College Athletic Trainers' Society, Norman, Oklahoma

Address correspondence to Scott A. Anderson, sanderson@ou.edu

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