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Reconditioning the Postcompetitive Football Lineman: Recognizing the Problem

Judge, Lawrence W PhD, CSCS1; Stone, Michael H PhD, FNSCA2; Craig, Bruce PhD, FNSCA1

Strength & Conditioning Journal: October 2010 - Volume 32 - Issue 5 - pp 28-32
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e3181df8963
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RECENTLY, THE BODY MASS OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL LINEMAN HAS INCREASED MARKEDLY AND PLACES THEM AT HIGHER RISK FOR A NUMBER OF POSTCOMPETITIVE PATHOGENIC CHRONIC HEALTH CONSEQUENCES. RECOGNITION OF PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH OVERSIZED ATHLETES IS EASILY ACCEPTED INTELLECTUALLY-HOWEVER, THE PRACTICALITIES OF SOLVING THE PROBLEM HAVE NOT BEEN FULLY REALIZED.

1School of Physical Education, Sport, and Exercise Science, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana; and 2Department of Kinesiology, Leisure, and Sport Science, Sports Performance Enhancement Consortium, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee

Lawrence W. Judge

is an associate professor and the coordinator of the graduate coaching program at Ball State University.

Michael H. Stone

is Director of the Exercise and Sports Science Laboratory in the Department of Kinesiology, Leisure, and Sport Science at East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee.

Bruce Craig

is emeritus professor in the School of Physical Education, Sport, and Exercise Science at Ball State University.

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