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Four places to use Best New Games outside of school

Four places to use Best New Games outside of school

New Games in general don’t have quite the same hard edge as traditional team-building exercises because they are played first for fun. read more
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Recommended balance training programs for older adults

Recommended balance training programs for older adults

The ACSM’s 2008 "Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans" suggests balance training at least 3 days a week for inactive and active older adults (\gte\65 yr). In a position statement on exercise for older adults (Chodzko-Zajko et al. 2009), the ACSM also recommended that older adults engage in balance activities at least two times week. read more
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Learn the difference between anger, aggression, and violence

Learn the difference between anger, aggression, and violence

Anger, aggression, and violence can surface while participating in sports and affect how the game is played. read more
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How much should I weigh?

How much should I weigh?

The fat measurement helps put in perspective the proportion of an athlete’s body that is muscle, bone, essential fat, and excess flab. read more
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The Depths of Hell and Crazy 8s

The Depths of Hell and Crazy 8s

There may be no exercise better suited for improving vertical leap than the depth jump. There also may be no exercise more demanding on your ankle and knee joints. Be sure to have mastered box jumps and bounding drills before taking on the depth jump. And when you do tackle this movement, start off on a low box (12 inches [30 cm] or lower), and limit the number of contacts until you gain experience with the exercise. read more
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Optimal Techniques for Soccer Movement

Optimal Techniques for Soccer Movement

In learning optimal techniques for performing the various movements in the target classifications, players need to focus on target mechanics. In other words, effective movement needs to be based on sound mechanical principles. read more
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An Introduction to Intensity

An Introduction to Intensity

As I mentioned in the introduction, this book is not meant to be a review of research studies on the benefits of high-intensity training (HIT). I want you to jump in, start training, and get the results you are looking for. However, it’s always good to understand the thinking and mechanisms behind any training plan you engage in. read more
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Using musculoskeletal optimization models to generate control signals

Using musculoskeletal optimization models to generate control signals

A popular method for generating control signals in musculoskeletal models is to use some form of optimization. read more
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Using yoga to prevent injury

Using yoga to prevent injury

Runners love to run, and to have longevity in the sport, they would be wise to develop a smart plan to mitigate the risk of injury. read more
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Exercise Distribution Within a Training Week

Exercise Distribution Within a Training Week

The four-day program outlined here (tables 11.1 to 11.6) has training days on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Exercises must be distributed appropriately throughout the week to achieve maximal performance, promote recovery, and reduce the incidence of overuse injuries because training is performed on back-to-back days twice during the week. read more
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