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  1. Stanford’s Unusual (But Successful) Training Program

    Since 2006, the number of games missed because of injury on Stanford’s two-deep roster has dropped by 87 percent, thanks to strength coach Shannon Turley. As director of football sports performance, Turley has crafted a training regimen that emphasizes flexibility and mobility and cuts down the amount of big weight lifting. He believes that maintaining strength and stability is essential in football, and that requires more flexible players and a more flexible strength program. Turley’s methods seem to be paying off; this year the Cardinal will make their fourth consecutive Bowl Championship Series appearance.

    Source: NYT

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