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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
Sample Kettlebell Sport-Conditioning Programs

Sample Kettlebell Sport-Conditioning Programs

Along with each program, we also briefly discuss the primary movement patterns and qualities employed in the sport. read more
Power Development

Power Development

A player’s capability to generate power is a key goal of many training programmes to improve the performance of explosive movements on the pitch. Training strategies encompassing the force-velocity continuum (figure 12.3) can be used to improve lower-body power in the soccer environment. read more
Eight Principles to Prepare the Muscles for Fighting

Eight Principles to Prepare the Muscles for Fighting

It is understood that when you do strength training, the strength you gain in the gym will translate into improved performance in the ring. read more
Optimized training frequency for muscle hypertrophy

Optimized training frequency for muscle hypertrophy

Modulating training frequency is an effective strategy to manipulate volume loads. There appears to be a benefit to higher training frequencies, at least over short-term training protocols. Thus, total-body routines represent an attractive option for maximizing training frequency for each muscle group. read more
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