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Guiding Coaches Through Scientific Articles by Examining Human Growth Hormone Research

Galpin, Andrew J PhD, CSCS, NCSA-CPT1; Bagley, James R MS2

Strength & Conditioning Journal: October 2011 - Volume 33 - Issue 5 - pp 62-66
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e31822f3421
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COACHES AND PRACTITIONERS RARELY RECEIVE EXTENSIVE TRAINING IN IDENTIFYING AND INTERPRETING PEER-REVIEWED RESEARCH, MAKING IT NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE FOR THEM TO ACCURATELY DETERMINE THE VALIDITY OF POPULAR TRAINING, EQUIPMENT, AND SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS. THEREFORE, THE PURPOSE OF THIS PAPER IS TO (A) DESCRIBE A QUICK AND EASY PROCESS (RAPID METHOD) FOR COACHES TO GATHER INFORMATION AND MAKE EDUCATED DECISIONS ON UNFAMILIAR TOPICS AND (B) APPLY THIS METHOD TO A POPULAR ISSUE: HUMAN GROWTH HORMONE SUPPLEMENTATION.

1Center for Sport Performance, Department of Kinesiology, California State University, Fullerton, California; and 2Human Performance Laboratory, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana

Andrew J. Galpin an Assistant Professor in the Center for Sport Performance in the Department of Kinesiology at California State University, Fullerton.

James R. Bagley is a Doctoral Student in Human Bioenergetics at Ball State University.

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