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Optimizing training and performance in varied altitudes

Optimizing training and performance in varied altitudes

We have considered the major changes that occur as the human body becomes acclimated to altitude and how these adaptations affect performance at altitude. But is there any advantage to training at altitude to improve performance at sea level? read more
Examining blood pressure responses to yoga

Examining blood pressure responses to yoga

Yoga is an increasingly popular form of exercise that is designed to increase flexibility, muscular strength, and overall health. Over half of yoga practitioners surveyed by Yoga Magazine in 2012 said that they started practicing yoga to improve their overall health. read more
Hormonal signaling influences the body’s caloric intake

Hormonal signaling influences the body’s caloric intake

The regulation of appetite, the sensations of hunger and satiety, and the feeling of fullness are part of a complex system that involves hormonal signaling from all over the body including the gastrointestinal system and fat cells. read more
How do you select the exercises that will work best for you?

How do you select the exercises that will work best for you?

In this book, we have carefully selected the most effective exercises for the arms. However, they might not all work well for you. Indeed, morphologies differ from person to person. There are tall people and short people as well as arms and forearms of various sizes. read more
Offensive and Defensive Drills

Offensive and Defensive Drills

During a man-down defense because of a penalty, use your best six offensive players in an extra-man offense (EMO). Each must have a high lacrosse IQ, which enables them to read the defense and learn to take what the defense gives them. read more
Learn how age affects the function of neural pathways

Learn how age affects the function of neural pathways

As suggested by the reduction in motor neuron number (figure 9.35a), the number of neurons decreases and the functional capabilities of the CNS decline as we age. The adaptations that influence movement most directly extend from spinal reflexes to the coordination of multiple muscles in the performance of voluntary actions. read more
Guidelines for helping athletes develop tactical skills

Guidelines for helping athletes develop tactical skills

It has been said that “experience is knowledge acquired too late.” As a coach you want to do all you can to speed up your athletes’ learning of tactical skills rather than wait for them to learn by experience. read more
Fueling Workouts

Fueling Workouts

From the oatmeal you eat for breakfast to the baked potato you eat for dinner, carbohydrate is the leading nutrient fuel for your body. read more
Event partnerships require carefully crafted contracts

Event partnerships require carefully crafted contracts

The main attraction of your event can be a game, a concert, or a performance. read more
Knowing and Reading Pitchers

Knowing and Reading Pitchers

As with right-handed hitters, most left-handed hitters stride as the pitch is delivered, although the angle may vary. read more
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