ABSTRACT: BETWEEN TRAINING FOR IMPROVED ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE, CLASSROOM DEMANDS, AND LEAVING TIME FOR A SOCIAL LIFE, THE DEMANDS ON COLLEGIATE ATHLETES ARE SIGNIFICANT. AS A RESULT, IT IS IMPORTANT FOR STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACHES TO INCLUDE RECOVERY METHODS INTO THE TRAINING PROGRAM THAT WILL PROMOTE RECOVERY FROM TRAINING. OPTIMAL IMPROVEMENTS IN PERFORMANCE ARE IMPOSSIBLE WITHOUT ALLOWING YOUR ATHLETES TO RECOVER FROM THE DEMANDS OF BEING A STUDENT-ATHLETE. WE ASKED OUR PANEL OF COLLEGIATE STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACHES HOW THEY BUILD RECOVERY INTO THE TRAINING PROGRAMS THEY PROVIDE THEIR ATHLETES.
1Athletic Department, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming;
2Athletic Department, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado; and
3Athletic Department, Humboldt State University, Arcata, California
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COLUMN EDITOR: Allen R. Hedrick, MA, CSCS*D, RSCC*D, FNSCA
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Trent Greener is the director of strength and conditioning and head football strength and conditioning coach at the University of Wyoming.
Kim Pinske is an assistant strength and conditioning coach at the United States Air Force Academy.
Andrew Petersen is the head strength and conditioning coach at Humboldt State University.