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The Jump Shrug From Floor Exercise

The Jump Shrug From Floor Exercise

Load-based power training involves explosively moving a weight or resistance throughout a range of motion. Exercises in this category include Olympic lifts, Olympic lift variations, pause squats, and resisted jumps. Technique and speed of movement should be the primary focus when performing Olympic lifts. The execution of proper technique and the speed of the bar are the factors that determine whether and when the athlete progresses in weight. read more
Gold Standards Versus Variability

Gold Standards Versus Variability

Instructors of physical skills sometimes teach with a template in mind (e.g., the movement pattern of a highly skilled athlete). After all, doesn’t it make sense to imitate the best? read more
Motor Learning

Motor Learning

Motor learning is a subdiscipline of motor behavior that examines how people acquire motor skills. Motor learning is a relatively permanent change in the ability to execute a motor skill as a result of practice or experience. read more
Case Studies

Case Studies

Now that you understand how to develop an ecological task analysis and have an understanding of motor behavior concepts across the life span, you are invited to take these concepts and apply them to the following case studies. read more
Case study: client with fibromyalgia

Case study: client with fibromyalgia

Mrs. P is a receptionist in a dental office. Her job entails sitting for long periods of time, entering information into a computer, and retrieving dental records. read more
Understanding and recommending exercise for clients with joint replacements

Understanding and recommending exercise for clients with joint replacements

Joint replacement surgery (also known as arthroplasty) involves replacement of part (e.g., articular cartilage) or all of a damaged or arthritic joint with a metal, plastic, or ceramic prosthesis in order to return the joint to normal pain-free movement. read more
Professional opportunities for those training special populations

Professional opportunities for those training special populations

The exercise professional with expertise in the training of special populations (via formal education and professional certifications) is properly positioned to meet the growing need for professionals with appropriate background in this area. read more
Tips for eating right after exercise

Tips for eating right after exercise

Athletes need to be reminded about the importance of fueling after exercise and making this a priority. Make sure that before they shower, text message, put on the i-Pod, or drive home from practice, they eat to replete! read more
Learn basic squat form and variations

Learn basic squat form and variations

The squat is a knee-dominant movement that involves deep flexion in the knees and hips. Exercises that fit in this category work the quadriceps and erector spinae to a high degree. read more
Yoga styles and sample sessions

Yoga styles and sample sessions

Like any organized physical activity, a comprehensive yoga class follows a certain structure, which allows the class to flow smoothly and logically. In the case of yoga, the class must be balanced and provide a variety of poses in a manner that facilitates harmony in students’ physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. read more
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