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Values, Beliefs, and Emotional Intelligence

Values, Beliefs, and Emotional Intelligence

If it is not clear yet in this chapter, let me be unequivocal now. Leadership - your leadership - is about you. Your ability to be the best leader you can be does not depend on your attempts to copy others or emulate great historical figures. Rather, it has everything to do with knowing who you are and understanding what you need to do to become a better version of you. It is all about you. read more
Planning Creative Dance Lessons

Planning Creative Dance Lessons

The focus of each lesson is one or two dance concepts from figure 1.1, which you can also find on the web resource for easy printing. The dance concept is the thread that ties the entire lesson together. read more
Volume

Volume

Volume of training pertains to the amount of work completed over a given training period (usually on a per-session or per-week basis). Volume can be expressed in a couple of ways. Commonly, it is specific to repetitions. read more
Content suggestions to meet SHAPE America’s Grade-Level Outcomes for middle school

Content suggestions to meet SHAPE America’s Grade-Level Outcomes for middle school

In this section, attention turns to grades 6-8 to suggest content to address SHAPE America’s Grade-Level Outcomes for middle school. Again, the relative emphasis for Standard 2 at the middle school level is discussed, and ideas on assessment are provided. read more
Abdominal Strength and Endurance

Abdominal Strength and Endurance

Strength and endurance of the abdominal muscles are important in promoting good posture and correct pelvic alignment, the latter of which is particularly important to low-back health. In testing and training the muscles of this region, it is difficult to isolate specific abdominal muscles. read more
Communicating With Students

Communicating With Students

It is extremely important that students understand why they are taking part in the FitnessGram assessment. This understanding entails teaching what the FitnessGram assessment measures and why it holds value. read more
FitnessGram

FitnessGram

FitnessGram is a comprehensive fitness-assessment battery for youth. It includes a variety of health-related physical fitness tests designed to assess aerobic capacity, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition. read more
Medicine ball overhead reach

Medicine ball overhead reach

Sit slightly to the front of the top of a stability ball, with the torso at about a 45-degree angle. read more
Barbell upright row

Barbell upright row

Stand with the feet shoulder-width apart, maintaining upright posture with the knees slightly bent. read more
Injury

Injury

An injury occurs when a tissue (e.g., ligament, tendon, muscle, or bone) is subjected to an acute or chronic load that is too great. The damage triggers a response commonly referred to as inflammation. read more
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