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After the Run

After the Run

Because of the repetitive motion of the legs, running creates tightness in the hip flexors, hamstrings, and quads, often leading to low-back pain. read more
Integrating Functional Training Into Your Training Plan

Integrating Functional Training Into Your Training Plan

Each sport-specific program in chapter 9 includes three types of workouts: a conditioning day, a strength day, and a power or power-endurance day. A beginning athlete should perform the conditioning day two or three times per week for two to four weeks and then move on to the strength program. read more
Program Preparation

Program Preparation

If you are a coach, you must develop proficiency in writing training programs for your athletes. Training programs should be individualized to account for factors such as medical history, sex, biological and training age (experience), the sport, and the position played. read more
Learn the benefits of orienteering

Learn the benefits of orienteering

Orienteering offers many benefits, but its real attraction is that it is fun! read more
The Benefits of a Year-Round Nutrition Program

The Benefits of a Year-Round Nutrition Program

By implementing a year-round nutrition program in conjunction with their training program, endurance athletes can reap the benefits of enhanced health, improved performance, and better control of weight and body composition. read more
How do you select the exercises that will work best for you?

How do you select the exercises that will work best for you?

In this book, we have carefully selected the most effective exercises for the arms. However, they might not all work well for you. Indeed, morphologies differ from person to person. There are tall people and short people as well as arms and forearms of various sizes. read more
Assessing Competitiveness within the Team

Assessing Competitiveness within the Team

To build a competitive environment, the first step is to understand the current team culture. Here are a few questions to consider: What motivates this group of athletes? What three to five words most accurately describe this team? When presented with a challenge, how do they respond? What are our values as a team? read more
Major Movements

Major Movements

Early descriptions of the split step reported both feet landing on the court simultaneously after the athlete made a small jump and then reacted left, right, forward, or backward, depending on where the ball was hit. Now it is known that good athletes react in the air during the split and land on the foot farthest from their intended target a split second ahead of their other foot. read more
11 Tips for Motivating a Guy to Exercise

11 Tips for Motivating a Guy to Exercise

For many men, making a commitment to exercise is not easy. But internationally recognized fitness and nutritional expert and personal trainer Ray Klerck, a former Men’s Health cover model, says there are many ways a guy can convince himself that making the decision to take better care of himself is the right thing to do. read more
Transitioning Out of High-Performance Pursuits: Kerrin Lee-Gartner

Transitioning Out of High-Performance Pursuits: Kerrin Lee-Gartner

Many high-performance athletes and performers in other meaningful high-performance pursuits experience challenges or difficulties when transitioning out of their high-performance pursuit. I asked Kerrin Lee-Gartner, an Olympic gold medalist athlete with whom I had the pleasure of working over the course of her entire career, if she would update me on her life since winning her Olympic gold medal in downhill skiing at the 1992 Winter Olympic Games in Albertville, France. read more
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