Whether your a strength coach, physical therapist, athletic trainer, or any other sports medicine professional that works with athletes, you need to know about creatine. Despite if you agree or disagree with supplementation, many athletes use creatine to enhance their performance in some shape or form. Numerous studies have come out with the benefits for increased athletic performance such as increased strength and speed. Recently, there has been an abundance of research on additional creatine benefits. This post discusses some of the newest research findings for creatine other than performance benefits. While more research needs to be done on these new benefits, its worth reading about to understand when speaking with athletes or clients who want to supplement with creatine.
This week's S&C article comes from Rob Panariello, MS, PT, ATC, CSCS. Rob speaks to a number of vital points with sports performance programs for high school athletes. With the education level and more importantly, vast experience in both physical therapy and strength & conditioning, this article is a must read for strength coaches and even physical therapists who work with high school athletes.
Rob highlights 7 key points.....
#1 The High School Athlete Should Be Evaluated prior to Their Participation in an Athletic Performance Enhancement Training Program
- Rob emphasizes how many HS athletes are essentially just thrown into a training program