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Leg Curl

Leg Curl

Facing the machine, hook one heel under the roller pad and support your weight with the other leg. read more
Evidence-Based Practice in Action

Evidence-Based Practice in Action

On September 9, 2007, the second week of the 2007-2008 National Football League (NFL) season, the Buffalo Bills were at home for a game with the Denver Broncos. On a routine kickoff, third-year tight end Kevin Everett sprinted down the field and approached the kick returner, Domenik Hixon (Carchidi, 2008). read more
Dumbbell Complexes

Dumbbell Complexes

Many of the following dumbbell complexes emphasize unilateral exercises, which, as discussed previously, automatically activate the core musculature in order to maintain your posture and body position to control the offset load. read more
A close look at the way runs are scored

A close look at the way runs are scored

One of the unique and endearing aspects of baseball is that, unlike many other popular sports, it does not operate on a clock. read more
Sport as Monopoly

Sport as Monopoly

Some people argue that professional sports in the United States are unique in that they clearly constitute monopolies and that no other U.S. business operates under the same favorable set of rules. Let’s examine this argument, beginning with a historical review. read more
Stress-Based Periodization

Stress-Based Periodization

Training for triathlon can be one of the most complicated things to master in perhaps all of sport, especially as the goals and competitive levels get higher and higher. Think about all the variables that can affect it, from those in our control to the randomness of sicknesses, non-sport-related injuries, stress, crashes, race mechanicals, and more. read more
Three Mountains of YogaFit

Three Mountains of YogaFit

YogaFit applies modern exercise science to the ancient mind - body practice of yoga. Although yoga can have a profound impact on the physical, emotional, and spiritual health of students, improper sequencing and pacing creates opportunities for physical discomfort and injury. read more
Thinking and Personality Traits of Champions – The Top Eight

Thinking and Personality Traits of Champions – The Top Eight

There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do. -Derek Jeter, five-time baseball World Series champion. The following list might be considered eight of the top traits for winning personalities. read more
Physical Demands of Tennis

Physical Demands of Tennis

Sport scientists have demonstrated the detrimental effects of fatigue during extended tennis play. After about an hour of tennis play, hitting inaccuracy, unforced errors, and mental mistakes begin to creep in; serve and stroke velocity decline; and speed of running to the ball decreases. read more
Training Variables

Training Variables

The two main training variables in periodization are volume and intensity. Volume can be expressed in total repetitions (sets × repetitions) or total tonnage (repetitions × weight lifted). read more
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