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Help athletes stick to an injury prevention program

Help athletes stick to an injury prevention program

As discussed in chapter 3, recent years have brought a surge in attempts to prevent the occurrence of sport injuries. This surge has been accompanied by growing recognition of the vital importance of adherence both in preventing sport injuries and in documenting the effectiveness of preventive interventions. read more
Work to establish effective injury prevention measures

Work to establish effective injury prevention measures

Several frameworks have emerged to guide sport injury prevention efforts. These frameworks serve as models to ensure that sport injury research and practice proceed in an organized, scientific manner. read more
A quick snapshot of an inventing games lesson focused on net games

A quick snapshot of an inventing games lesson focused on net games

This vignette provides a quick snapshot of an inventing games lesson focused on net games. We can readily appreciate the diversity of students’ skill levels and also how students are the architects of their own games. read more
Why Recovery is Such an Essential Element of High-Intensity Interval Training

Why Recovery is Such an Essential Element of High-Intensity Interval Training

High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is among the top fitness trends reported by the American College of Sports Medicine over the past two years. And thanks to the increasing popularity of programs like P90X and CrossFit, HIIT will likely remain at the top of that list for years to come. That’s why recognizing the importance of recovery is crucial for people taking up a HIIT program. read more
HIIT Workouts

HIIT Workouts

The HIIT workouts in this section are broken down into 20-, 30-, and 45-minute workouts. You can choose based on how much time you have to exercise, your level of fitness, and your training goals. read more
How athletes can use pacing as their secret weapon

How athletes can use pacing as their secret weapon

In virtually every type of athletic endeavor, pacing is a prerequisite for success. Athletes must maintain enough metabolic capacity to avoid fatiguing before the end of an event or game, requiring the implementation of a pacing strategy. read more
The Recreational Sport Profession

The Recreational Sport Profession

The broader sport industry represents a continuum of sport opportunities, programs, services, and venues ranging from primarily participation focused on one end to primarily performance focused on the other (Coakley, 2004). Figure 1.2 depicts this relationship in connection with the sport development pyramid. read more
Social Dance Positions and Steps

Social Dance Positions and Steps

This genre of dance has its roots in early courtship dances. Social dances are partner dances; they reflect our need to be socially connected to others. Ballroom dance is one form of social dance, as are contemporary partner dances like the tango and the Lindy. read more
Training the Swing

Training the Swing

The baseball swing is complex, to say the least. The swing is a mental and physical series of actions that must work through the total body in precise harmony. read more
Kettlebell and Medicine Ball Exercises

Kettlebell and Medicine Ball Exercises

In a shoulder-width stance with a kettlebell between your feet, squat to grasp the kettlebell with your left hand while keeping your torso at a 45-degree angle with the floor. Explode up by extending at the hips, knees, and ankles. Drive your heels into the floor as you pull the kettlebell up, keeping it close to your body. read more
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