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Fun day!

April 22, 2012

Laser tag arena

Laser tag arena

 Contributed by Brad Fuller

 

This Thursday was a busy day for me, but in a fun way! The morning started out with the usual class, but the afternoon was all about fun (which really is ok once in a while). After lunch, I started out with a 31 mile bike ride throughout the countryside surrounding town. After I got back, I left to go play laser tag with all of the resident assistants. We went to Lazer Kraze, which is very close to Kings Island. Laser tag is always fun, no matter how old you are! On the way back, I ate Chipotle and if you have read any of my previous blogs, you would know that I am obsessed with Chipotle. When I got back, we had a charity table tennis tournament on campus. Unexpectedly, a very good former national tournament participant was at out tournament. Unfortunately, he destroyed me in final round to win the golden paddle. However, I will get to train with him over the summer so hopefully my skills will drastically improve this summer. I’m really looking forward to everything this summer has to offer!

Tags: Athletes , students , Table tennis

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Studying!

March 26, 2012

A study location of mine from last week (on campus)

A study location of mine from last week (on campus)

Contributed by Brad Fuller


If for some unfortunate reason you did not notice, the weather was perfect last week! While this is nice for outdoor activities, it can sometimes be hard on study habits (no matter how unusually warm winter was). However, there are ways to get around the temptation to quit studying and [in my case] do nothing but go on long bike rides every day after class. One way is simply to study outside. Studying does not have to always be boring, in silence, or in the library. Once you are to a point where you can do more learning than organizing, it is easy to find a spot on campus to study. Another nice weather study tip is to walk somewhere off campus to study. You still get the stimulation of being outside, but you also go somewhere with a purpose. This purpose will help you study more without the temptation of taking a nap or snacking. As an athletic training major here at Wilmington College, I have a ton of studying to do. However, there are definitely ways of easing the load a little bit! Finding a study strategy takes a little while, but you will be relieved once you found one that fits your style.
 

Tags: AT , ATC , Athletes , Athletic Training , athletics , college , Cycling , escape , Friends , Watson Library , Wilmington College , winter

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Upcoming weeks

February 07, 2012

Contributed by Brad Fuller

Today, I have my first big exam for my rehab class. I’ve been preparing for it basically since the first day of class and I’m nervous! It starts in about an hour from now, but I need a break from studying. Hopefully it’s not as hard as I’m thinking it will be!

I am thinking the end of this week will be a little more relaxing. Over the past week, the Wilmington College Table Tennis club has received a few exciting shipments. We now have court dividers, scoreboards, new rackets and balls, and a new table (that still needs to be put together). On March 3, a few of us will be traveling to Columbus for the Arnold Table Tennis Tournament, which is held at the Columbus Convention Center. We went to a tournament last semester and it was a lot of fun, and this tournament is part of a much larger fitness expo, so some of the areas best athletes will be there. Hopefully I find some time soon to work on my table tennis game! Athletic Training keeps me very busy, but that’s what I am here for.
 

Tags: Athletes , Athletic Training , Busy , Fitness , Table Tennis

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Dayton Sports Medicine Institute

October 20, 2011

 Contributed By Brad Fuller

 

On Monday and Tuesday of this week and next, my Wilmington College Athletic Training observation hours were at Dayton Sports Medicine Institute (DSMI). The facility is about 40 minutes from campus, and is home to our sports orthopedic surgeon (Dr. Saunders) and two of our Athletic Trainers that are on campus every day. The facility at DSMI is incredible; they have any type of rehab equipment and strength training device you would ever need. The facility is located in a very large combined room; one end of the room contains the strength training facility in which athletes and regular people come in order to improve their fitness. Athletic trainers and exercise physiologists run the facility, so the exercises are appropriate for the individual and rehabilitative exercises are available from the athletic trainers. The middle of the facility houses physical therapists (which I have not observed yet) and the other end houses the hand therapists. During my observation with the hand therapists, I got to see some hand injuries that I would not normally see in the athletic training room on campus. Another positive about going to DSMI is that it is located right next to Chipotle Mexican Grill, the greatest food service establishment in the country! All in all, it is a great off campus experience that I will be looking forward to again next week.

Tags: Application , Athletes , Athletic Training , athletics , Dayton Sports Medicine Institute , Dr. Stromberg , DSMI , Quakers , Sports Nutrition , Wellness , Wilmington College

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DSMI is an impressive facility. Knew a ballplayer who used to go there frequently to rehab (successfully) from Tommy John surgery.
EW 10:21AM 10/31/11

Chiropractor and Table Tennis

October 16, 2011

 Contributed by Brad Fuller

For the next two weeks, I’ll be observing Dr. Stromberg, a chiropractor who practices right across from campus and is a huge Wilmington College promoter. I spent my first two days there on Monday an Tuesday, and it was really neat! I don’t want to be a chiropractor, but I feel like I learned a lot of useful information by observing there. In the athletic training program here, we take Head, Neck, and Spine Evaluation our junior year. Learning some information about the spine before hand will only give me an advantage in the class. Yesterday, I learned some basics about reading x-rays of the spine and what to look for when there is a spine issue. I obviously have a lot to learn, but I still got to learn some basics that I did not learn in class!

 

On another topic unrelated to athletic training, I will be playing in my first table tennis tournament this weekend! Josh Kincaid, a junior here, recently started an official Table Tennis club on campus, and we will be traveling to Indiana to participate in an official USA Table Tennis tournament, where we will receive our rankings after playing round robin style and will be able to compete in tournaments in the future! Its an exciting thing for me since I don’t play any sports any more and it will be an opportunity to watch some very good players and possibly improve my game some.

Tags: Athletes , Athletic Training , Dr. Stromberg , Table Tennis , Wilmington College

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Midweek break

September 28, 2011

Team photo of the women's soccer team. Their record so far this season is 2-4-2.

Team photo of the women's soccer team. Their record so far this season is 2-4-2.

 Contributed by Kelsey Sullivan

Today was such a great little break in the week! It felt like I had been
so busy, but yesterday I only had two classes, human nutrition and
racquetball. After I was all done with classes I got lunch and then took
a two hour nap! Now I'm looking into buying another camera not that I am
in full swing in my Graphic Design major. Photography is one of my true
loves and the fact they have a Graphic Design major at Wilmington was
one of the reason I came here. I have two cameras, one is a film camera
that you have to check the lighting, wind, film and then focus it by
hand before taking the picture. I also have a small digital one as well.
The camera I'm interested in now is a bigger digital with different
lenses, but that's a lot of money. I am going to need to work more and
save some additional money. I waitress on the weekends, in Cincinnati
near my home, and this weekend I will be working in the morning on
Saturday. Thankfully I won't miss the homecoming activities. Homecoming
is a big deal around here.
On campus there is always something to do. Tonight there is a women's
soccer game at 7pm. They play Waynesburg. If I finish up with a little
more of my homework, I might make an appearance at the game to cheer on
some Lady Quakers!
Keep coming back for updates from myself and my fellow student bloggers!
Homecoming is coming up this weekend along with lots of events in the
town in Wilmington.

Tags: academics , Art , Athletes , athletics , Cincinnati , Events , Quakers , Wilmington College

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