Lady Vols' longtime trainer Jenny Moshak pens new book

Lady Vols' longtime trainer Jenny Moshak pens new book

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Her new book is available in stores and on Amazon. Her new book is available in stores and on Amazon.
"The basics are to eat right, get plenty of rest, push the foods and the proper fluids, train like crazy, and take care of yourself, recover," Jenny Moshak said. "The basics are to eat right, get plenty of rest, push the foods and the proper fluids, train like crazy, and take care of yourself, recover," Jenny Moshak said.

By LORI TUCKER
6 News Anchor

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Jenny Moshak is a familiar face to Lady Vol basketball fans.

As athletic trainer, she travels with the team, but she also shares her years of knowledge as a leader and an athlete in her own right.

She keeps her players healthy by creating balance.

"The basics are to eat right, get plenty of rest, push the foods and the proper fluids, train like crazy, and take care of yourself, recover," she said.

It's the rest and recovery aspect that athletes of all ages often neglect.

"They're going from one season in the same sport to the next season, whether that's high school to AAUs to summer camps to travelling teams, and they're not giving their body a break," Moshak said.

That non-stop schedule can put an athlete at risk for one of the scariest injuries of all: concussions.

For some reason, girls don't recover as quickly as boys.

Moshak says the medical profession is getting much better at recognizing and diagnosing concussions, but athletes must realize it's not okay to play after a head injury.

"We're getting there. It's an education, having them realize that you only have one brain and you really need to take care of it."

Moshak's book is available at local book stores and online at Amazon.com.

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