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Keeping The Edge

Mike Joseph

It wouldn't seem as if finely tuned athletes could get out of shape in just a few days off, but that's a danger, according to West Virginia Director of Strength and Conditioning Mike Joseph.

"Once you get to four or five days off, you start getting into deconditioning," Joseph explained. "There are a lot of things that can go into it. You have a lot of traveling, guys aren't hydrating well, they aren't eating well, they are sleeping in different beds, or they might be driving cars for extended hours. All that can contribute to soreness or stiffness, and you have to get all that...

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