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Understanding the risks and benefits of physical activity important in public health

Understanding the risks and benefits of physical activity important in public health

In public health, it is important to understand not only the health benefits of a certain behavior or intervention you may be promoting, but also the risks. read more
Training for sports requiring power

Training for sports requiring power

Power athletes are naturally focused on maximizing their strength-to-weight ratio so as to generate the greatest power at the lowest weight. read more
Different Cell Types for Different Jobs

Different Cell Types for Different Jobs

Not surprisingly, there are different types of muscle cells, a characteristic that enables humans to perform explosive movements of short duration as well as complete amazing feats of endurance exercise. The muscle fiber (cell) types are simply referred to as type I (slow twitch) and type II (fast twitch). read more
Benefits of Technology in Training

Benefits of Technology in Training

In all my days of racing as an elite triathlete, there was never a single piece of equipment I could use that would allow me to train poorly, or dumb, and make up for it on race day. read more
Basic Components of Therapeutic Exercise

Basic Components of Therapeutic Exercise

In the total rehabilitation program, there are two basic elements, therapeutic modalities and therapeutic exercise. read more
Neuromuscular adaptations to strength training

Neuromuscular adaptations to strength training

Systematic strength training produces structural and functional changes, or adaptations, in the body. The level of adaptation is evidenced by the size and strength of the muscles. read more
Explore the emerging issues of law and sport marketing in social media

Explore the emerging issues of law and sport marketing in social media

In this section, we consider several emerging issues at the intersection of the law and sport marketing. read more
Make the football experience novel and change negative mind-sets

Make the football experience novel and change negative mind-sets

The two things I hear from students in my physical education classes when I say we’re going to be looking at football are usually I don’t like football and I’m not good at football. Although it can be a lot of fun, football can also be confusing, and many students are quick to discount their ability. read more
Teaching Social Justice and Democracy in Action

Teaching Social Justice and Democracy in Action

To embrace human rights is to become aware that without social justice there can be no fairness or equality; consequently, democratic processes cannot function. Essential to the definition of democracy is the notion that all people have equal power to live freely, to vote, and to speak. read more
A quick snapshot of an inventing games lesson focused on net games

A quick snapshot of an inventing games lesson focused on net games

This vignette provides a quick snapshot of an inventing games lesson focused on net games. We can readily appreciate the diversity of students’ skill levels and also how students are the architects of their own games. read more
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