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When Drills Become Job Interviews

When Drills Become Job Interviews

  • 3/5/2017 5:22:00 PM
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Carlos Guevara, Huffines ProducerWith the NFL scouting combine going on in Indianapolis, the biggest job interview for the NFL hopefuls there are the many drills that make or break players. At the combine, there are drills that the athletes take place in and these drills transfer into their professional career. Some of which are the 40-yard dash, the vertical, and the broad jump. So, what is it about these drills that make such a huge impact on the professional game? Well it is the fact that foo...
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Degenerative Brain Disease in Contact-Sport Athletes—Scientists Hit Back

Degenerative Brain Disease in Contact-Sport Athletes—Scientists Hit Back

  • 12/9/2016 2:20:00 AM
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Christina Bennett, M.S.You have probably seen the headlines touting the latest football player to be diagnosed with the rare degenerative brain disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). CTE was first diagnosed in NFL football player Mike Webster in 2002 and has continued to grab the public’s attention.Experts believe that repeated hits to the head are the cause of CTE. These brain injury events include both those labeled as concussions and brain injuries less severe. People at...
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Big Bad Hearts…Do Football Players Have Unfavorable Cardiac Structure?

Big Bad Hearts…Do Football Players Have Unfavorable Cardiac Structure?

  • 4/2/2013 7:19:00 AM
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Dustin Joubert, M.A.Changes in the normal structure and size of the heart and its various chambers can indicate exercise training adaptations or disease. Of particular concern is the size and shape of the left ventricle, the hardest working chamber of the heart, which is responsible for ejecting blood through the entire body. It is generally accepted that the type of exercise training causes specific changes in characteristics of the left ventricle. Endurance exercise tends to increase the volum...
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