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Components of muscle function

Components of muscle function

The control of even the simplest joint movement typically requires the cooperative action of several muscles working together as a single unit. This cooperative action is called muscle synergy. read more
Using sport and physical activity in recovery with military veterans

Using sport and physical activity in recovery with military veterans

I was instantly drawn to the adrenaline high of the intense focus and flow of the Pilates environment. I was equally horrified at the complete total inability I had to connect my body as a whole unit. read more
Increasing physical activity and performance through exergames

Increasing physical activity and performance through exergames

Behavior change theories and concepts for exergame design are important for enhancing the effectiveness in increasing physical activity behavior and training (Thompson, 2015). read more
The good parenting ideal and active free play

The good parenting ideal and active free play

As children age beyond the early years and begin to gain a limited amount of independence, parents and other caregivers are actually the most frequently reported barriers to children’s engagement in AFP, primarily because of parents’ perceptions of traffic safety and "stranger danger" concerns (Carver et al., 2008; Holt, Cunningham, Sehn, Spence, Newton, & Ball, 2009). read more
Understand the mechanical reasons for each key element

Understand the mechanical reasons for each key element

Understanding the mechanical basis behind each key element is an important step in your sequence. The first 10 chapters laid the foundations of principles of sport mechanics. read more
Making use of angular momentum

Making use of angular momentum

When tower or springboard divers are in flight, they no longer have a large mass to push against. Any muscular action they perform while in the air causes an equal and opposite reaction to occur elsewhere in their bodies. read more
How applied sport mechanics can help you

How applied sport mechanics can help you

This benefit is the most important one you’ll get from reading Applied Sport Mechanics. This text will help you develop a basic understanding of mechanics, and by using this knowledge you will be able to distinguish between efficient and inefficient movements in an athlete’s technique. read more
Consider the individual athlete’s needs when developing a training plan

Consider the individual athlete’s needs when developing a training plan

Individualization is one of the main requirements of contemporary training. Individualization requires that the coach consider the athlete’s abilities, potential, and learning characteristics and the demands of the athlete’s sport, regardless of the performance level. read more
Rotational resistance and deceleration for injury-free swings

Rotational resistance and deceleration for injury-free swings

The movements that make the golf swing unique also make it challenging. The swing begins with the golfer at a standstill, feet and pelvis perpendicular to the target. read more
Questions to ask yourself before the lift

Questions to ask yourself before the lift

Evaluating your lifting program gives you the chance to see if you could be doing things more effectively. read more
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