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Squat

Squat

Start in a tall standing position. The feet are approximately shoulder-width apart and the toes point forward. The knees align directly over the midline of the feet and extend no farther forward than the ball of the foot. The spine is in a neutral alignment and the head is in line with the spine. read more
Connecting Thought With Positive Action

Connecting Thought With Positive Action

What you say to yourself matters. More and more research supports the complex relationship between the mind and body and how thoughts can change how the body functions. When the mind is stressed, the body responds by changing every physiological system to deal with the perceived stress. read more
Six Reasons Why Athletes Should Do Yoga

Six Reasons Why Athletes Should Do Yoga

Yoga can bring a special edge to the performance of everyone from amateurs striving to improve their lives to professionals competing against elite athletes. Ryanne Cunningham, who operates Flow Yoga Studio in Green Bay, Wisconsin, has instructed former Packers players B.J. Raji, Andy Mulumba, Tramon Williams, Mike Neal, and Jarrett Bush, as well as current Packer Randall Cobb and athletes from many other sports. She pinpoints six benefits of yoga for athletic performance. read more
Aerobic training methods

Aerobic training methods

Once a training base has been established, the focus can shift to specific aspects of performance during each training session. A variety of aerobic training methods can be used to achieve performance goals, and each method is unique in how it adjusts training intensity and duration to achieve a particular outcome. read more
Changing lifestyle to promote a healthy weight

Changing lifestyle to promote a healthy weight

Although each individual must assess which areas of her lifestyle contribute to excessive weight accumulation, common steps that benefit the majority of people who are attempting to lose weight include the following. read more
Exercise and heart disease: Typical prescription

Exercise and heart disease: Typical prescription

Fitness professionals who work in health clubs and other fitness settings often encounter clients who have gone through a cardiac rehabilitation program. Thus, it is important to have an understanding and appreciation of what these clients have experienced during their recovery process. read more
Pre-activity screening procedures

Pre-activity screening procedures

The AHA and ACSM recommend that exercise facilities provide their adult members with a preparticipation HSQ that is consistent with the exercise programs they plan to pursue. Although an exercise facility may not have a legal responsibility to conduct a preparticipation HSQ, this screening is in the best interest of exercise participants. read more
Neck stretches

Neck stretches

Learn how to complete multiple neck stretches with step-by-step instructions and images. read more
Conditioning

Conditioning

Hockey players want to be just as fast and as powerful late in a game as they were at the beginning of the game, so devising a proper conditioning protocol is a critical area for a strength and conditioning coach. Although the coach’s job is to help hockey players become stronger and faster, conditioning is also part of the job description. read more
Why HIIT

Why HIIT

As mentioned, HIIT can offer amazing health and fitness benefits using workouts that are shorter and performed less often than aerobic activities, in which improvements come with a greater volume of training, meaning more time running, swimming, cycling, or using an aerobic machine such as a treadmill. read more
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