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Shoulder Exercises

Shoulder Exercises

Exercises for the shoulders are divided into the following three categories (see table 3.1): Category 1 comprises multijoint overhead pressing exercises and upright rowing. Category 2 comprises single-joint frontal plane exercises for the shoulder musculature that target the middle head of the deltoid. Category 3 comprises single-joint transverse plane exercises for the shoulder musculature that target the posterior head of the deltoid. read more
The Importance of Varying Exercises

The Importance of Varying Exercises

Most lifters have a limited number of favorite exercises that are staples in their routines. That’s human nature. However, although it’s OK to have your old standbys, they shouldn’t be performed at the exclusion of other movements. read more
Volume

Volume

Volume of training pertains to the amount of work completed over a given training period (usually on a per-session or per-week basis). Volume can be expressed in a couple of ways. Commonly, it is specific to repetitions. read more
Tips for eating right after exercise

Tips for eating right after exercise

Athletes need to be reminded about the importance of fueling after exercise and making this a priority. Make sure that before they shower, text message, put on the i-Pod, or drive home from practice, they eat to replete! read more
Handling compliance in an intercollegiate athletic program

Handling compliance in an intercollegiate athletic program

While attending a meeting about NCAA compliance issues, an exasperated Football Bowl Subdivision athletics director mentioned he was spending more than US$2 million per year on compliance efforts at his institution. Despite this tremendous investment, a rogue coach who chose to bend some rules had brought the entire department into question. read more
Common Objections to Teaching Sportsmanship

Common Objections to Teaching Sportsmanship

Many coaches object to the call for sportsmanship because they see it as outmoded. Kids are different today, so you can’t coach them the same way that we were coached when we were kids. Other successful coaches let their players trash-talk or vent their emotions, so why shouldn’t I? Why can’t coaches let players be themselves? read more
Break-In Workout Programs for Beginners

Break-In Workout Programs for Beginners

If you’re just starting out or it’s been a while since you’ve done any strength training, I suggest that you perform the workout program in figure 9.1. Or, if you’re more comfortable beginning your training at home, figure 9.2 provides another beginner program that uses only body-weight and band exercises. read more
Why Women Shouldn’t Fear Bulking Up During Weight Training

Why Women Shouldn’t Fear Bulking Up During Weight Training

Getting bulky from lifting weights continues to be a concern for many women. Fitness trainer, educator, and researcher Brad Schoenfeld blames this mind-set largely on a society that glamorizes “stick-thin waifs” and sees thigh gap and protruding ribs as physical attributes. He believes bulking up should be the least of a woman’s worries. read more
Practice Drills

Practice Drills

Following are illustrations of several drills of each type discussed previously. read more
10 Things to Do If You Get Lost While Trail Running

10 Things to Do If You Get Lost While Trail Running

Trail running offers the rewards of a grand adventure, from breathtaking sunrises and sunsets to glimpses of animals in their natural habitats. But with any adventure comes risk and the chances for that adventure to go awry. One of the biggest risks can be getting lost on the trail. read more
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