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Strength and Conditioning for Injury Prevention in College Goat Tying

Kadel, Robyn MSc, ATC, CSCS; Sinclair Elder, Amanda EdD, ATC; Elder, Craig PhD, ATC, CSCS*D, CSPS*D; Dawes, Jay PhD, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D, FNSCA

Strength & Conditioning Journal: February 2016 - Volume 38 - Issue 1 - p 51–60
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0000000000000191
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ABSTRACT RODEO ATHLETES COMPETING IN THE GOAT TYING EVENT SUBJECT THEMSELVES TO HIGH LEVELS OF PHYSICAL STRESS DURING PRACTICE AND COMPETITION. THESE ATHLETES MUST DISMOUNT FROM THEIR HORSE AT HIGH SPEEDS DURING THE EVENT, SUBJECTING THEMSELVES TO A HIGH RISK OF INJURY. DESPITE AN OBVIOUS NEED FOR PREVENTATIVE STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING, RODEO ATHLETES OFTEN DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN INJURY PREVENTION PROGRAMS. DESIGNING STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING PROGRAMS THAT USE THE EQUIPMENT AND ENVIRONMENT AVAILABLE TO ATHLETES WHILE TRAVELING MAY REDUCE INJURIES. A NONLINEAR STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING PROGRAM IS PROPOSED FOR COLLEGIATE GOAT TYERS WITH LIMITED ACCESS TO TRADITIONAL WORKOUT EQUIPMENT.

1Colorado College Sports Medicine, Colorado Springs, Colorado; and

2University of Colorado Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Conflicts of Interest and Source of Funding: The authors report no conflicts of interest and no source of funding.

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Robyn Kadelis an athletic trainer at Colorado College in Colorado Springs.

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Amanda Sinclair Elderis an associate professor and program coordinator for the MSc in Sports Medicine program at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs.

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Craig Elderis an associate professor and graduate coordinator for Health Sciences at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs.

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Jay Dawesis an assistant professor of strength and conditioning and the coordinator for athletic performance services at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs.

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