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Gain perspective on sociological imagination in the context of sport and physical activity

Gain perspective on sociological imagination in the context of sport and physical activity

Do you remember cheering for your favorite team or athlete during the Olympic Games? Do you have relatives or friends from outside your country who took great pride when their home country did well in the Olympics or other international sporting event? read more
Advocates for ethical and humane sports and physical activity

Advocates for ethical and humane sports and physical activity

Some of the most powerful people in everyday aspects of sport and physical activity are parents in youth program settings, volunteer coaches, and community members who use their social roles to advance preferred forms of sport for participants, teams, and neighborhoods (e.g., national movement for open streets). read more
Members of society assign arbitrary value to social differences

Members of society assign arbitrary value to social differences

Directly related to social stratification is social hierarchy, or, as many scholars have called it, the difference that difference makes. This concept is both simple and complex for social scientists, and it takes on unique complications in sport and physical activity. read more
Three Ways Obstacle Course Racing Will Make Your Life Better

Three Ways Obstacle Course Racing Will Make Your Life Better

Each year obstacle races are becoming more accessible, and you’re likely to find a nearby race that is a good fit for you regardless of your skill and athletic level. As David Magida points out, there are countless reasons to try an obstacle course race (OCR). read more
Improve Strength, Flexibility, and Balance with 16-Week Program

Improve Strength, Flexibility, and Balance with 16-Week Program

In the 16-week program you are progressively introduced to the exercises described in the book. If you are just starting out, there will certainly be a temptation to jump ahead to some of the more difficult exercises, especially if you find some of the beginner-level exercises too easy. But stay on course. read more
Bike Basics

Bike Basics

The bike is the most gear-intensive discipline in triathlon. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned veteran, choosing a bike and the seemingly endless associated gear can be intimidating. read more
Fueling Workouts

Fueling Workouts

From the oatmeal you eat for breakfast to the baked potato you eat for dinner, carbohydrate is the leading nutrient fuel for your body. read more
Three Questions to Define Functional Training

Three Questions to Define Functional Training

To better understand the concept of functional training, ask yourself a few simple questions. 1. How many sports are played sitting down? As far as I can tell, only a few sports, such as rowing, are performed from a seated position. If we accept this premise, we can see that training muscles from a seated position would not be functional for most sports. read more
Neutral Zone Puck Exchange

Neutral Zone Puck Exchange

1. Player 1 and player 2 skate toward the center circle, staying on their own sides of the center line. read more
Competitive racing – open water

Competitive racing – open water

Many open water swimmers train individually, but they race in competitions where they’ll be in the water with dozens, if not hundreds, of other athletes. read more
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