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Link training periods with a transition phase

Link training periods with a transition phase

After long periods of training, hard work, and stressful competitions in which both physiological and psychological fatigue can accumulate, a transition period should be used to link annual training plans or preparation for another major competition, as in the case of the bi-cycle, tri-cycle, and multicycle annual training plan. read more
Consider the individual athlete’s needs when developing a training plan

Consider the individual athlete’s needs when developing a training plan

Individualization is one of the main requirements of contemporary training. Individualization requires that the coach consider the athlete’s abilities, potential, and learning characteristics and the demands of the athlete’s sport, regardless of the performance level. read more
Understand the objectives of training

Understand the objectives of training

Training is a process by which an athlete is prepared for the highest level of performance possible. 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
Guidelines for Total-Body Conditioning

Guidelines for Total-Body Conditioning

No approach to training is perfect, and this caution is certainly true when using maximum interval training as your workout program. This section gives you some things to keep in mind when putting together your program. read more
Dynamic rotational resistance: step back internal shoulder rotation

Dynamic rotational resistance: step back internal shoulder rotation

Attach a band to an immovable object in front of you, somewhere between the floor and waist height. Stand upright with good posture, holding the tense band in your right hand out in front of you. read more
Rotational resistance and deceleration for injury-free swings

Rotational resistance and deceleration for injury-free swings

The movements that make the golf swing unique also make it challenging. The swing begins with the golfer at a standstill, feet and pelvis perpendicular to the target. read more
Balance and proprioception training for efficient energy transfer

Balance and proprioception training for efficient energy transfer

Every great ball striker has the ability to control each body segment but must also consider the ground from which he or she is hitting. This last component is perhaps the least appreciated aspect of balance and proprioception. read more
Yin yoga: ankle stretch

Yin yoga: ankle stretch

This pose targets the ankles and tops of the feet. read more
Three laws of a yin pose

Three laws of a yin pose

The way that we exercise muscle is different from the way that we exercise connective tissue. If you want to strengthen a muscle such as a biceps, then you stress it by doing repetitive, strong, and explosive movements. read more
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