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What to Eat and Drink Before, During and After Exercise

What to Eat and Drink Before, During and After Exercise

I came out with high energy, which I have been lacking in the last couple of games. I think it was the baked beans on toast for pregame. read more
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The Movement Screen Test Part I – Overhead Squat

The Movement Screen Test Part I – Overhead Squat

The movement screen is composed of 10 tests. Seven tests - overhead squat, single-leg squat, ankle dorsiflexion, stability push-up, prone scarecrow, internal shoulder rotation, and landing competency - are scored on a 5-point scale in which 5 is excellent and 1 is poor. read more
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Compression garments may be beneficial to recovery process

Compression garments may be beneficial to recovery process

While performance outcomes are often the central focus for any athlete or sport scientist, compression garments may have greater advantages to improve recovery following an exercise bout (Duffield, Cannon, and King 2010). read more
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Defensive Drills should be included in most practices

Defensive Drills should be included in most practices

This chapter contains drills for working on individual and team defensive skills, including drills that can be used to practice forechecking, backchecking, and defensive zone play. read more
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Seven critical variables for speed, agility, and quickness training

Seven critical variables for speed, agility, and quickness training

Athletes who want to be successful should not take a casual approach to their speed, agility, and quickness training programs. Renowned kinesiology professor Lee Brown says they should have enough of a strength base to adequately complete each exercise without undue strain, using the training as a supplement to traditional resistance training. read more
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Achieve success in the throws

Achieve success in the throws

Success in the throws depends on the consistent performance of skills and techniques. Some of the skills required for throwing may seem unnatural at first. The summation of all forces leading up to the release of the implement directly affects the throw. read more
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Hydration, heat, nutrition for endurance events

Hydration, heat, nutrition for endurance events

Good safety practices should be used when training endurance athletes. Because of the high volume of work, special problems arise. A proper training program balances intensity and volume and provides event-specific flexibility, strength, and drill training. read more
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Coach = Role Model

Coach = Role Model

The coach, by the very nature of the position, is a role model for athletes and a representative of an entire profession and sport. The coach’s dress, behavior, and relationship with others should be professional. Because of the position of authority and responsibility, the coach’s personal life should also be held to high standards. read more
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Full-Body Harness Drill

Full-Body Harness Drill

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Carbohydrate intake during exercise

Carbohydrate intake during exercise

Convincing evidence from numerous studies indicates that carbohydrate feeding during exercise of about 45 minutes or longer can improve endurance capacity and performance. read more
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