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When to start training children for distance running

When to start training children for distance running

Research shows that, pound for pound, normally active 6- to 8-year-olds have V\od\O2max values as high as, or sometimes even higher than, recreational adult runners who train 30 to 40 miles (about 48 to 64 km) a week. read more
General recommendations and strategies to better communicate

General recommendations and strategies to better communicate

Many students with ASD have trouble understanding spoken language. read more
Back Squat Test

Back Squat Test

One of the best indicators of lower-body and core strength is the back squat. This king of exercises is a great way to assess the strength and flexibility of all lacrosse players, regardless of position. read more
Dumbbell and Kettlebells

Dumbbell and Kettlebells

Once body weight and bands or cables are mastered, dumbbells (DB) and kettlebells (KB) are the equipment of choice to externally load any functional training exercise. Because they allow you to load each hand and perform exercises on the right side and left side, they can address muscular imbalances easily and naturally. read more
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
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