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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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Provide an estimate of total body volume with hydrostatic weighing

Provide an estimate of total body volume with hydrostatic weighing

Hydrostatic weighing (HW) is a valid, reliable, and widely used laboratory method for assessing total Db. Hydrostatic weighing provides an estimate of total body volume (BV) from the water displaced by the body’s volume. read more
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Technology can boost physical activity promotion  

Technology can boost physical activity promotion  

Technology is a double-edged sword. Computers, for example, contribute to sedentary leisure-time behaviors (e.g., playing seated computer games). On the other hand, technology has been used to promote physical activity and change exercise behavior. read more
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Fundamentals of fielding a ground ball

Fundamentals of fielding a ground ball

Teach using a combination of drills that simulate game situations. read more
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Examples of muscular strength tests for the upper extremity

Examples of muscular strength tests for the upper extremity

Objective assessment of muscular strength in the upper extremity is indicated to determine the presence of muscular strength deficiencies as well as to monitor progress during exercise progression. read more
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Break-In Workout Programs for Beginners

If you’re just starting out or it’s been a while since you’ve done any strength training, I suggest that you perform the workout program in figure 9.1. Or, if you’re more comfortable beginning your training at home, figure 9.2 provides another beginner program that uses only body-weight and band exercises. read more
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Metabolic Strength Training Combination Exercises

Metabolic Strength Training Combination Exercises

Following you will find a variety of metabolic strength training combinations. Some combinations involve more movements to complete 1 repetition than others. The more movements within a given combination, the tougher it is. read more
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Classic Kettlebell Lifts

Once you have become familiar with a proper warm-up and the introductory kettlebell movements, it’s time to learn the classical kettlebell lifts. read more
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Externally rotate the hip without extraneous movement using the clam

Externally rotate the hip without extraneous movement using the clam

Purpose: To increase awareness of pelvic pyramid stability while strengthening the gluteus medius by externally rotating the hip without extraneous movement. read more
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Mental Imaging

Mental Imaging

Why waste money on Wimbledon tickets when you can imagine a perfect serve? read more
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