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Studies explore effects of various water immersion techniques on recovery

Studies explore effects of various water immersion techniques on recovery

The water-immersion recovery technique consists of covering part of the body, or the whole body, in water. read more
Competing in heat or cold

Competing in heat or cold

Most athletes, whether in training or competition, have been forced to perform in either hot and humid or cold conditions. read more
Three ultimate cardio booster workouts

Three ultimate cardio booster workouts

The Total Knockout Fitness ultimate cardio booster workouts provide fun, simple ways of warming up, followed by intense, sweat-breaking main sessions and finishing off on a high with some stretching techniques to help you recover from your exercise session. read more
The Ashland Hills

The Ashland Hills

The several miles between Hopkinton and Ashland present a unique challenge for Boston marathoners. read more
Optimizing training and performance in varied altitudes

Optimizing training and performance in varied altitudes

We have considered the major changes that occur as the human body becomes acclimated to altitude and how these adaptations affect performance at altitude. But is there any advantage to training at altitude to improve performance at sea level? read more
Examining blood pressure responses to yoga

Examining blood pressure responses to yoga

Yoga is an increasingly popular form of exercise that is designed to increase flexibility, muscular strength, and overall health. Over half of yoga practitioners surveyed by Yoga Magazine in 2012 said that they started practicing yoga to improve their overall health. read more
How do you select the exercises that will work best for you?

How do you select the exercises that will work best for you?

In this book, we have carefully selected the most effective exercises for the arms. However, they might not all work well for you. Indeed, morphologies differ from person to person. There are tall people and short people as well as arms and forearms of various sizes. read more
Offensive and Defensive Drills

Offensive and Defensive Drills

During a man-down defense because of a penalty, use your best six offensive players in an extra-man offense (EMO). Each must have a high lacrosse IQ, which enables them to read the defense and learn to take what the defense gives them. read more
Learn how age affects the function of neural pathways

Learn how age affects the function of neural pathways

As suggested by the reduction in motor neuron number (figure 9.35a), the number of neurons decreases and the functional capabilities of the CNS decline as we age. The adaptations that influence movement most directly extend from spinal reflexes to the coordination of multiple muscles in the performance of voluntary actions. 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
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