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Hand positions for different releases

Hand positions for different releases

The position of the hand determines how the energy of the swing transfers through the ball. If the hand is directly behind the ball, all the swing’s energy goes through the ball. read more
Bowling’s primary and secondary targets

Bowling’s primary and secondary targets

The two primary target points on the lane are the starting position on the approach and the target arrows on the lanes (figure 10.1). These two points define the target line to the pins. read more
Drills for developing your bowling swing

Drills for developing your bowling swing

The following drills follow a particular order. Each successive drill adds more complexity. If you lose your awareness of a smooth, rhythmic swing as you work through the series of drills, you are not progressing properly. read more
Timing on the approach

Timing on the approach

Timing must be considered from both the beginning and end of the approach. The ball’s position in the swing arc at the completion of the first step (or second step for those using a five-step approach) is termed initial timing. read more
Training for sports requiring power

Training for sports requiring power

Power athletes are naturally focused on maximizing their strength-to-weight ratio so as to generate the greatest power at the lowest weight. read more
The eight benefits of fat loss—beyond improved appearance

The eight benefits of fat loss—beyond improved appearance

Nick Tumminello, who is rapidly establishing himself as a leader and innovator in the field of human performance training, offers numerous health and performance benefits of losing fat and having a lean body. The owner of Performance University International and inventor of the Core Bar reveals eight such benefits in his book. read more
The Six Major Benefits of Maximum Interval Training

The Six Major Benefits of Maximum Interval Training

Interval training has been used by athletes for over a century, but only recently has it become a mainstream concept for developing overall fitness among athletes, coaches, and fitness enthusiasts. While there are a number of different forms of interval training, the purpose of each is the same—to get the benefits of aerobic training, anaerobic training, and even strength training in a short, intense period of time. read more
Race day preparation

Race day preparation

Competition day is the day that every swimmer trains for. Although many swimmers and coaches place a tremendous amount of focus on what happens on race day, the hay is largely already in the barn, so to speak, and the meet is just where everything comes together to produce the ultimate performance. read more
Program Preparation

Program Preparation

If you are a coach, you must develop proficiency in writing training programs for your athletes. Training programs should be individualized to account for factors such as medical history, sex, biological and training age (experience), the sport, and the position played. read more
Understand the complexity of eating disorders in dancers

Understand the complexity of eating disorders in dancers

Disordered eating is one of the biggest risks faced by dancers, particularly women. Though few dancers develop a clinically defined eating disorder (ED), many engage in some form of dysfunctional eating due to the physical aesthetic woven into the fabric of much of the dance world, especially in ballet. read more
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