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The low down on low-carbohydrate foods

The low down on low-carbohydrate foods

Many people mistakenly believe that low-carbohydrate diets or low-carbohydrate foods help with weight loss. The assumption is that carbohydrates make a person fat. The bottom line is that eating any nutrient in excess of need will result in weight gain. read more
Parents have role to play in encouraging healthy behaviors

Parents have role to play in encouraging healthy behaviors

Parents set the stage for health behaviors, provide reinforcement for such behavior, and serve as emotional supports in the behavior change process. read more
Maintenance systems ensure smooth operations for recreational facilities

Maintenance systems ensure smooth operations for recreational facilities

Maintenance as a management function can be a critical contributor to facility utilization. If not performed properly and in a timely fashion, it can have a negative impact on the core product. read more
Principles of Attack

Principles of Attack

The principles of attack will help a team in possession of the ball react to any situation during soccer. These principles apply regardless of the system of play and formation played by the team, and they will always apply, no matter how the game evolves. read more
Functional Exercises

Functional Exercises

The real teaching part of defending is establishing roles and responsibilities and emphasizing the importance of providing cover and distances. Here is an example of a functional defending exercise. read more
Foam Rolling Techniques and Tips

Foam Rolling Techniques and Tips

Rolling can provide great benefits both before and after a workout; however, rolling at the start of a workout is essential. Foam rolling before a workout decreases muscle density and sets the stage for a better warm-up. Rolling after a workout may aid in recovery from strenuous exercise. read more
Power Development

Power Development

A player’s capability to generate power is a key goal of many training programmes to improve the performance of explosive movements on the pitch. Training strategies encompassing the force-velocity continuum (figure 12.3) can be used to improve lower-body power in the soccer environment. read more
Five Tips for Increasing Strength and Power

Five Tips for Increasing Strength and Power

Football is one of the most physical sports in all of athletics. The complete running back must have the strength to take the physical contact that happens every play. read more
Special Moves and Skills

Special Moves and Skills

Running backs use several types of moves to escape a defender. These include jukes, spins, stiff arm, high step, forearm, and jump cut. read more
Protect the Puck and Shoot for the Goalie

Protect the Puck and Shoot for the Goalie

1. The forward protects the puck for 15 seconds and then drives for the net and shoots. read more
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