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Sample stretches using the TRX Suspension Trainer™

Sample stretches using the TRX Suspension Trainer

Reaching Hip Flexor Stretch. Purpose: To stretch the hip flexor muscles. Prerequisite: No lower-body pain or injury. read more
Basic testing exercises for gauging fitness progress

Basic testing exercises for gauging fitness progress

This section presents basic testing exercises for gauging fitness progress. Although any of the exercises in this book can be used as a test, these provide a good general assessment of current fitness level. read more
Understand the foundation of Suspension Training

Understand the foundation of Suspension Training

It is generally well accepted that performing resistance training on a regular basis can help maintain and improve health, fitness, and quality of life. However, people often encounter obstacles to resistance training, such as time, space, equipment, and cost. read more
Understand the General Adaptation Syndrome Model

Understand the General Adaptation Syndrome Model

The seminal work of Canadian physiologist Hans Selye, the general adaptation syndrome (GAS) model, forms the basis of many discussions regarding the monitoring of physiological stress. As outlined in chapter 1, the aim of training is to provide a stimulus that improves performance. read more
Learn the steps to create an effective in-house research project

Learn the steps to create an effective in-house research project

Many practitioners cannot afford to wait for published research to confirm the efficacy of a particular monitoring approach. Being able to design and undertake an in-house research project can be a useful skill. read more
Review monitoring results to modify training plans

Review monitoring results to modify training plans

Figure 8.3 shows a report provided to an athlete and other practitioners. Although electronic and paper formats are popular, practitioners should not be afraid to try alternative approaches to get their messages across. read more
Emergence of a Competency-Based Approach to Outdoor Leadership

Emergence of a Competency-Based Approach to Outdoor Leadership

A competency-based approach to outdoor leadership began to emerge during the 1980s through a series of studies aimed at identifying the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics considered to be essential to effective outdoor leadership. read more
Ethical Decision-Making Model

Ethical Decision-Making Model

The ethical decision-making model requires a leader to work through the following steps: 1. Identify the problem - Gather as much information as possible to clarify the problem. read more
Facilitation Styles

Facilitation Styles

Facilitation keeps the learner - rather than the facilitator - central to what is happening. Therefore, a leader should be very thoughtful in selecting the style of facilitation used. read more
Title IX and Sport Leadership

Title IX and Sport Leadership

Since the enactment of Title IX legislation in 1972, girls and women have gained access to virtually all sports, from Little League baseball to collegiate wrestling. Indeed, the feats of female athletes have been among the most impressive achievements in the generation since the enactment of Title IX. read more
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