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A woman’s metabolism

A woman’s metabolism

Metabolism refers to all of the energy-requiring chemical reactions occurring inside your body. At any one time, trillions of reactions are going on inside of you, including the growth of new tissue, muscle contraction, and the breakdown of food for energy. read more
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Enable students to assess their fitness improvements over time

Enable students to assess their fitness improvements over time

A steady-state heart rate workout requires that students maintain exercise intensity and heart rate throughout the exercise session. read more
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How popular media distorts the way people look at core exercise

How popular media distorts the way people look at core exercise

Too often in American popular media, the primary focus of core exercise is placed on potential aesthetic benefits, such as “six-pack abs.” People should instead focus on the potential functional or sport performance benefits of core exercise. read more
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Swimming Posture & the Phases of Freestyle

Swimming Posture & the Phases of Freestyle

How we walk, sit, stand, and carry our posture during daily activities affects how we move in our sport. It is especially important to learn how to move from the inside to outside of the body. read more
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Practicing Trust Will Lead to Success on the Court

Practicing Trust Will Lead to Success on the Court

During my early years as a young coach, I often was asked to explain the reasons for my success. My initial response was to summarize my understanding of the technical and tactical aspects of the game. read more
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Personal trainers should display leadership during training sessions

Personal trainers should display leadership during training sessions

The personal trainer has a significant responsibility to the client, not only because he or she has a contractual obligation to the client but also because the client is depending on the personal trainer to reach the goals that were set in the beginning of the program. read more
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Modify exercise intensity to train different energy systems

Modify exercise intensity to train different energy systems

Understanding the energy systems becomes crucial because of the need to train in a specific manner to improve in a certain event. First, recognize that all the energy systems are working together all the time. read more
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When is an Athlete Ready to Return to Action After an Injury?

When is an Athlete Ready to Return to Action After an Injury?

One of the more difficult problems that the performance team faces is determining when an athlete is ready to return to action after injury. The athlete can be placed under enormous pressure from the owner, coach, fans and media to get out on the track, field or floor in record time. read more
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Best Warm-Up Drills

Best Warm-Up Drills

One of the basic tenets of all exercise programs is that major efforts of training should be preceded by lower-level activities. read more
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Create a healthy emotional environment

Create a healthy emotional environment

In addition to being positive role models, group exercise instructors need to establish a comfortable emotional environment for their participants. read more
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