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The Importance of Varying Exercises

The Importance of Varying Exercises

Most lifters have a limited number of favorite exercises that are staples in their routines. That’s human nature. However, although it’s OK to have your old standbys, they shouldn’t be performed at the exclusion of other movements. read more
Arm Walkout and Medicine-Ball Walkout

Arm Walkout and Medicine-Ball Walkout

Assume a kneeling position with your hands flat on the floor just above your shoulders and your arms straight under your shoulders (see figure a). Your torso should form a fairly straight line from your head to your knees. read more
Defending the Post

Defending the Post

Teaching young players how to defend a player who wants the basketball in close to the basket is another challenge. It requires defenders to get even more up close and personal with their opponents. read more
Learn the “big bullet” principles of successful rebounding

Learn the “big bullet” principles of successful rebounding

Four concepts (the big bullets of the boards) apply to offensive and defensive rebounding and are critical for any player or team to be successful in rebounding. read more
Understand strength and conditioning technology

Understand strength and conditioning technology

If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it. If you can’t manage it, you can’t accomplish it. This is a motto BFS has employed right from the start, because we know that a key method of ensuring continual results is to have a goal every time you train. read more
Guidelines for helping athletes develop tactical skills

Guidelines for helping athletes develop tactical skills

It has been said that “experience is knowledge acquired too late.” As a coach you want to do all you can to speed up your athletes’ learning of tactical skills rather than wait for them to learn by experience. read more
Creating Successful Practice Plans

Creating Successful Practice Plans

After you’ve survived the initial practices and have come to know your players better and understand their strengths and weaknesses, you’ll need to design practices that make the most of your team’s allotted gym time. read more
Conflict management skills essential for effective officiating

Conflict management skills essential for effective officiating

To manage conflict effectively, you must first understand that it is inevitable. read more
Assessments Help Develop Superior Athletic Performance

Assessments Help Develop Superior Athletic Performance

Stand with feet shoulder-width apart and feet facing forward. Initially, place hands to the sides of the head with elbows pointing laterally. Then progress to arms overhead with elbows extended. read more
Understanding and recommending exercise for clients with joint replacements

Understanding and recommending exercise for clients with joint replacements

Joint replacement surgery (also known as arthroplasty) involves replacement of part (e.g., articular cartilage) or all of a damaged or arthritic joint with a metal, plastic, or ceramic prosthesis in order to return the joint to normal pain-free movement. read more
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