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Competitive racing – open water

Competitive racing – open water

Many open water swimmers train individually, but they race in competitions where they’ll be in the water with dozens, if not hundreds, of other athletes. read more
Speed development during puberty

Speed development during puberty

Speed development increases during puberty. Most children - both boys and girls - experience an acceleration in speed development during this stage. Such improvement may relate to increases in body and muscle size. read more
How Controversy Played a Part in Functional Training’s Rise to Prominence

How Controversy Played a Part in Functional Training’s Rise to Prominence

The initial growth period of functional training was not without controversy and detractors, which resulted from misperceptions based on lack of information and limited exposure. In "New Functional Training for Sports," Michael Boyle says a faction of proponents of functional training wanted to deliver a clear message that functional training should be done without machines, should be done standing, and should be multijoint. read more
Rules and How to Play

Rules and How to Play

A mixed doubles curling team consists of a pair of players, one male and the other female. Standard curling sheets are used, and normal delivery rules apply. Typically games are eight ends in length. Thankfully, the skills you have learned up to this point still apply in the game of mixed doubles. read more
Being Critical and Knowing the Break Point

Being Critical and Knowing the Break Point

A critical eye is also extremely important when reading the ice. Weight and line have a great impact on the curl for any given shot; however, another major factor that affects the curl is the release and rotation applied to a stone. read more
Line of Delivery

Line of Delivery

Throwing your shots down the right line is the next critical component in developing your overall shot-making abilities. Sliding down the proper line starts with a good understanding of what the slide path actually looks like. read more
Team Offense

Team Offense

The offensive team should be looking for quick and easy scoring opportunities before the opponent has a chance to retreat and set up their defense. These high-percentage early scoring opportunities are called fast breaks or primary breaks. read more
Defensive Rebounding Tactical Fundamentals

Defensive Rebounding Tactical Fundamentals

The fundamental goal of a good defensive rebounding team is to limit the offense to one shot. To achieve this, each defensive player must focus on the following three keys. read more
Types of Layups and Related Drills

Types of Layups and Related Drills

The layup is one of the highest-percentage shots in basketball; it is second only to the dunk. Proper finishing fundamentals are important in this low skill, high-accuracy inside shot. Let’s review several of the most common layups. read more
Yoga and Pilates Exercises

Yoga and Pilates Exercises

If you have the time, take regular classes with an experienced instructor. Having a teacher observe your form and offer individual feedback, either verbally or with a hands-on assist, helps you develop healthy habits and stay safe in your practice. read more
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