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Benefits of Studying Jazz Dance

Benefits of Studying Jazz Dance

The quickest answer to the question, "Why study jazz dance?" is that it is joyful. Jazz dance grew out of the social dance forms that young people had used over many decades. It is what people do when they are celebrating, relaxing, and enjoying themselves. read more
Five areas of physical fitness

Five areas of physical fitness

Each of the five areas of physical fitness plays an important role in being fit, and one is not more important than another. Think about the components of a car: What’s the use in having a nice-looking exterior if the motor is shot or the tires are flat? read more
Lower-Body Power Development

Lower-Body Power Development

Plyometric training was originally developed to achieve more efficient and powerful movement patterns over and off the ground. Athletes were looking to run faster, jump higher and farther, and change direction more effectively, or in other words, negotiate the ground better. read more
Sacrifice Bunting

Sacrifice Bunting

Bunting is a part of the offensive game that is often referred to as small ball. For some players, bunting for a hit can be a part of their individual skill set that forces a defense to adjust positioning, and we’ll cover this skill later in the chapter. read more
Correct ankle and knee position

Correct ankle and knee position

Your ankles should remain flexible during the stride. The more rigid they are, the more force your body will experience as your foot contacts the ground. read more
Communicate effectively with patients to enhance recovery

Communicate effectively with patients to enhance recovery

As the preceding sections indicate, important outcomes are associated with the quality of patient - practitioner communication, which serves key informational and socioemotional functions in sport health care. However, significant discrepancies have been documented between the perceptions reported by patients and those reported by practitioners; therefore, we have much to gain by enhancing communication between the two parties. read more
Help athletes stick to an injury prevention program

Help athletes stick to an injury prevention program

As discussed in chapter 3, recent years have brought a surge in attempts to prevent the occurrence of sport injuries. This surge has been accompanied by growing recognition of the vital importance of adherence both in preventing sport injuries and in documenting the effectiveness of preventive interventions. read more
Work to establish effective injury prevention measures

Work to establish effective injury prevention measures

Several frameworks have emerged to guide sport injury prevention efforts. These frameworks serve as models to ensure that sport injury research and practice proceed in an organized, scientific manner. 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
Why Recovery is Such an Essential Element of High-Intensity Interval Training

Why Recovery is Such an Essential Element of High-Intensity Interval Training

High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is among the top fitness trends reported by the American College of Sports Medicine over the past two years. And thanks to the increasing popularity of programs like P90X and CrossFit, HIIT will likely remain at the top of that list for years to come. That’s why recognizing the importance of recovery is crucial for people taking up a HIIT program. read more
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