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Recommendations and precautions for back health

Recommendations and precautions for back health

Even when working with clients who do not currently have lower back pain, you can help prevent its future occurrence by paying close attention to their posture, alignment, and form during each exercise and by including activities that help them strengthen the spinal stabilization system. read more
Forehand and Backhand Serves

Forehand and Backhand Serves

Most commonly used is a forehand drive serve. Stand in a forward stride position behind the baseline with your left shoulder pointing toward the target and your weight on your back foot. The ball is in your left hand, and that arm is extended toward the net. read more
The eight benefits of fat loss—beyond improved appearance

The eight benefits of fat loss—beyond improved appearance

Nick Tumminello, who is rapidly establishing himself as a leader and innovator in the field of human performance training, offers numerous health and performance benefits of losing fat and having a lean body. The owner of Performance University International and inventor of the Core Bar reveals eight such benefits in his book. read more
Wall squats strengthen quads, glutes, and hamstrings

Wall squats strengthen quads, glutes, and hamstrings

Leg Exercise. Wall Squat: Exercise Ball With Dumbbells. Quadriceps, hamstrings, gluteals. Beginning Position: Grasp dumbbells with elbows extended and stand erect with feet about hip-width apart and parallel to each other. read more
Five Key Variables for a Comprehensive Training Program

Five Key Variables for a Comprehensive Training Program

Several key training variables must be addressed, manipulated, and successfully integrated to create an effective, comprehensive training program. The interplay of these variables can have a profound impact on the results you get. read more
Sport media messages hold sociocultural implications

Sport media messages hold sociocultural implications

As noted earlier, one central factor in the emergence of media studies was the appreciation that the establishment of capitalism, industrialism, and formal state institutions under modernity brought an enormous capacity and drive to overcome the limitations of face-to-face communication by sending messages, simultaneously if possible, to a vast cohort of dispersed recipients who would probably never meet or resemble each other. read more
Developing a positive team culture

Developing a positive team culture

Think back to a time when you worked hard, had fun, learned a lot, and achieved at a high level. What characterized that environment? What characterized the relationships you had with your peers? Your leader? Seldom do people look back and recall these times as easy, but they also don’t describe them as negative. read more
The 11 strategies for changing your behavior to reach fitness goals

The 11 strategies for changing your behavior to reach fitness goals

Whether it’s taking on the challenge of eating healthier, stopping smoking, or beginning an exercise program, relying on willpower alone will lead to nothing but failure. Setting out on a fitness journey requires strategies for achieving a change in behavior. As American Council on Exercise (ACE) master trainer Nancy L. Naternicola points out in her book, Fitness: Steps to Success, you need to be able to answer questions such as how you will exercise regularly instead of sporadically or how you read more
Music for swimmers

Music for swimmers

Over the last decade, advances in underwater MP3 technology have led to the popularization of music use in swimming. This sport demands a regular motor pattern and highly rhythmic limb movements and breathing patterns. read more
Olympic athlete soothes performance anxiety with music

Olympic athlete soothes performance anxiety with music

Music is used in three main ways within sport and exercise: synchronous, asynchronous, and pre-task. The synchronous application of music is typified by the use of the rhythmic, or temporal, aspects of music as a type of metronome that regulates movement patterns. read more
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