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Learn which muscles govern movement in the body

Learn which muscles govern movement in the body

The skeletal muscles can be divided into three groups (figure 2.5): 1. Muscles governing movement of the upper extremities. 2. Muscles governing moment of the trunk and spine (including breathing musculature). 3. Muscles governing movement of the lower extremities. read more
Three types of Masters Athletes

Three types of Masters Athletes

Not all masters runners are created alike. Because of differences in training background and motivation, some masters athletes experience a period of record-setting racing while others struggle to ward off a steady decline. read more
Classic Kettlebell Lifts

Classic Kettlebell Lifts

Once you have become familiar with a proper warm-up and the introductory kettlebell movements, it’s time to learn the classical kettlebell lifts. read more
Determining the Proper Height for a Depth Jump

Determining the Proper Height for a Depth Jump

In practical terms, the task of determining the proper height for a depth jump centers on the athlete’s ability to achieve maximal elevation of the body’s center of gravity after performing a depth jump. read more
When to start training children for distance running

When to start training children for distance running

Research shows that, pound for pound, normally active 6- to 8-year-olds have V\od\O2max values as high as, or sometimes even higher than, recreational adult runners who train 30 to 40 miles (about 48 to 64 km) a week. read more
Knowing and Reading Pitchers

Knowing and Reading Pitchers

As with right-handed hitters, most left-handed hitters stride as the pitch is delivered, although the angle may vary. read more
Five areas of physical fitness

Five areas of physical fitness

Each of the five areas of physical fitness plays an important role in being fit, and one is not more important than another. Think about the components of a car: What’s the use in having a nice-looking exterior if the motor is shot or the tires are flat? read more
Mindfulness and Presence in Practice

Mindfulness and Presence in Practice

Presence is the starting place for helpful and healing alliances with our clients. Freud (1912/1958) described this stance a century ago, well before the advent of mindfulness approaches in psychotherapy: "It rejects the use of any special expedient (even that of taking notes). It consists simply in not directing one’s notice to anything in particular and in maintaining the same ’evenly suspended attention’ in the face of all that one hears." read more
Correct ankle and knee position

Correct ankle and knee position

Your ankles should remain flexible during the stride. The more rigid they are, the more force your body will experience as your foot contacts the ground. read more
Moving from Simple to Complex Core Exercises

Moving from Simple to Complex Core Exercises

Start by training the four basic trunk movement patterns with dynamic or static exercises. Beginners would do well to include exercises that train single-plane basic movement patterns. read more
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