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Strength & Conditioning Journal:
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e31820bc314
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Preparing for the Big Game: Transitioning From Competitive Athletics to a Healthy Lifestyle

Abel, Mark G PhD, CSCS; Carreiro, Bridget MS

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Abstract

ATHLETICS PROVIDES INDIVIDUALS WITH OPPORTUNITIES TO ENGAGE IN A PHYSICALLY ACTIVE LIFESTYLE. HOWEVER, AFTER AN ATHLETE'S CAREER IS COMPLETE, LIVING AN ACTIVE LIFESTYLE CAN BE MORE DIFFICULT. THIS ARTICLE SERVES TO IDENTIFY SPECIFIC BARRIERS TO LEADING A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE AFTER COMPETITIVE ATHLETICS AND PROVIDES STRATEGIES FOR STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING PROFESSIONALS TO ASSIST ATHLETES IN OVERCOMING THESE BARRIERS.

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