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Properties of muscle and tendon

Properties of muscle and tendon

The muscle spindle fibers are the primary sensory mechanism for triggering a powerful concentric contraction in a plyometric movement. read more
Master standard and sport-specific auxiliary lifts

Master standard and sport-specific auxiliary lifts

Auxiliary lifts are special exercises that are sport specific and help prevent injuries common in a sport. Chin-ups and lat pull-downs would be sport-specific exercises for baseball players because the latissimus dorsi muscles of the upper back internally rotate the upper arms. read more
Posterior hip exercise technique

Posterior hip exercise technique

This technique uses a larger and slightly softer foam roller to cover more surface area and penetrate fewer layers of tissue. read more
Getting specific: foam rolling and the foot

Getting specific: foam rolling and the foot

Foam rolling the foot can provide significant relief to tired and achy feet. In addition, foam rolling may also help the entire body move better. read more
The research behind foam rolling

The research behind foam rolling

Foam rolling research is a hot topic, with a couple of studies published each month on either foam rolling or self-myofascial release. The following paragraphs take a brief look into the research on foam rolling. read more
Shift to a growth mindset and unlock your full potential

Shift to a growth mindset and unlock your full potential

I harbored a fixed mindset, which is the belief that traits and abilities are fixed and cannot be changed or improved (Dweck 2013). Whenever I violated any of my (admittedly arbitrary) diet rules, I interpreted my lapse as a sign that I simply was not destined to be in amazing shape. read more
Phenomenon of Flow

Phenomenon of Flow

On the most important day of her life, Shelby Hyatt woke up unable to breathe. The 16-year-old high school junior from Bryson City, North Carolina, swept her hands all around the nightstand trying to find her rescue inhaler, but in the pitch-blackness of an unfamiliar motel room her effort proved futile. read more
Learn the mental and emotional skills needed to win

Learn the mental and emotional skills needed to win

There is a 0.1 percent chance you might beat Brian physically, but there’s a 0.00001 percent chance you’ll beat him mentally. That’s why he has done so much winning over so many decades. read more
Exercise progressions to take your workout to the next level

Exercise progressions to take your workout to the next level

Using the correct exercises at the appropriate time in a training program is key to ensuring enough stimulation for a positive adaptation but without creating excessive stress that can lead to injury. read more
Managing Your Mind

Managing Your Mind

The way you manage your thinking and feelings (your mind) is basic to how you perform. It’s up to you. Improving your game begins with taking responsibility for managing your mind. I believe there are three key operating principles for managing your mind effectively. read more
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