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Strength & Conditioning Journal:
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e3181df8963
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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

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Abstract

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.

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