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Posttraining nutrient strategies

Posttraining nutrient strategies

The intake of fuel within 45 minutes of training can help optimize the recovery of energy stores, which is important for repairing muscle and maintaining a healthy immune system in athletes. read more
Integrating Functional Training Into Your Training Plan

Integrating Functional Training Into Your Training Plan

Each sport-specific program in chapter 9 includes three types of workouts: a conditioning day, a strength day, and a power or power-endurance day. A beginning athlete should perform the conditioning day two or three times per week for two to four weeks and then move on to the strength program. read more
Women's sport inspired by Mildred "Babe" Didrikson

Women's sport inspired by Mildred "Babe" Didrikson

People and places: Mildred “Babe” Didrikson read more
Sergeant Alvin C. York State Park

Sergeant Alvin C. York State Park

Despite the fact that Alvin C. York is one of the most celebrated soldiers in American history, he actually set out to be a conscientious objector. In 1914, he joined the pacifist Church of Christ in Christian Union but was denied formal conscientious objector status when he was drafted for service in World War I in 1917. read more
Eating for Power

Eating for Power

To achieve superb shape and maximum performance, forgo the usual approach of three meals a day. read more
Making Spares with Bill O’Neill

Making Spares with Bill O’Neill

From the pro level to the extreme amateur, keep it simple. It’s still the same game that you knew it was when you got up there. -Bill O’Neill, seven-time PBA champion, U.S. Open champion, international gold medalist, three-time collegiate player of the year read more
Why Everything You Think About the Bench Press Is Wrong

Why Everything You Think About the Bench Press Is Wrong

Although traditionally considered one of the big lifts, the reality is that it’s unnecessarily risky to overemphasize maximal bench-press efforts for general athletic purposes. Renowned “trainer of trainers” Nick Tumminello says the reason is that it’s mathematically and physically impossible for anyone to match, or even come close to, his or her bench-press capacity in a push from a standing position. read more
Changing Channels or Parking It = Being in Control

Changing Channels or Parking It = Being in Control

Some sport psychologists have used the concept park it to describe the experience of tuning out distracting, negative, or irrelevant thoughts and staying tuned in to what’s appropriate. If a thought comes to mind that’s not going to help you perform or can interfere with your on-ice performance, change the channel and park it. read more
Activate multiple muscle groups to challenge your balance

Activate multiple muscle groups to challenge your balance

6.1 Frog Jump. Equipment: None. Exercise Focus: Activates the muscles in the legs and core. read more
Shoulder Injuries in Tennis

Shoulder Injuries in Tennis

The most common injury site in the shoulder is not the rotator cuff muscles themselves but rather the tendons that attach these muscles to the upper arm. There is not a lot of space inside the shoulder. When muscles fatigue or improper technique is used, it is very easy for one of the rotator cuff tendons that pass through this space to get pinched. read more
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