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Seven reasons why you should be working out with dumbbells

Seven reasons why you should be working out with dumbbells

While most exercise machines are expensive and can typically be used in performing only one exercise, dumbbells are relatively cheap and adaptable to a huge range of exercises. Former U.S. Olympic strength and conditioning coach Allen Hedrick says that nearly every barbell exercise you can think of can be performed with dumbbells. read more
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Market research now drives decisions in the sport industry

Market research now drives decisions in the sport industry

We now turn our focus specifically to the sport industry. Except for conducting the occasional project, research has not held a regular role in the typical sport organization. read more
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Understand the social significance of sport

Understand the social significance of sport

Did you ever wonder why local television newscasts describe their content as news, weather, and sports? Why not news, weather, and technology? Why do they not highlight education? Or literature? Have you ever wondered why so many families spend discretionary resources and time at youth sport events? read more
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Professional teams face four major challenges in the future

Professional teams face four major challenges in the future

As teams in professional sport move to the future, they face a variety of challenges (and opportunities), many of which are discussed in this chapter. Although the challenges are too many to enumerate in this section, we have isolated four major challenges that professional teams face in the future: maintaining reasonable labor - management relations, developing new revenue streams, managing new technology, and dealing with globalization. read more
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Discover how rapid growth is changing the sport industry

Discover how rapid growth is changing the sport industry

Pitts and Stotlar (2007) observed that the world of sport is growing rapidly. This growth is reflected not only in the introduction of many new sports but also in the increasing number of opportunities to participate in sports and activities, an upsurge in the number and variety of sport-related publications and social media platforms, enhanced mass media exposure and source publicity of sporting activities, growth in the number and types of sport facilities and events, increased interest in read more
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Shooting and Finishing

Shooting and Finishing

What is the difference between shooting and finishing? Let’s look at it this way - a player can shoot the ball well but may not necessarily be a good finisher. I was fortunate during my playing career to have played with some great finishers. I also played with some players who were hard shooters but not necessarily good finishers. read more
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The Team Possession Drill

The Team Possession Drill

Purpose: Identifying top 5v2 players and potential playmakers. Organization: Set up a 10- × 10-yard (9 × 9 m) grid. There are seven total players, with five attackers and two defenders. read more
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Perfecting Your Mile

Perfecting Your Mile

Why run the mile? Why not? First, with age grading, you’re never too old for the mile. You may be in your 50s, 60s, or 70s and it’s never too late to run your fastest mile time. read more
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Listening to Your Body

Listening to Your Body

Injuries are the bane of runners, their unwanted companions. Both younger and older runners get injured. If you have friends who are runners, chances are you know someone who is injured. read more
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Ten Years or 10,000 Hours to Excellence

Ten Years or 10,000 Hours to Excellence

The importance of focused practice over many years has been demonstrated again and again. read more
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