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Common Obstacles for Muscular Endurance

Common Obstacles for Muscular Endurance

Endurance is the greatest physical requirement in being prepared for an obstacle race. Endurance covers both aerobic capacity and muscular ability. Aerobic endurance taxes your cardiovascular and respiratory systems, while muscular endurance challenges the capacity of your muscular and skeletal systems to perform sustained work over time. read more
New sport media: Interactivity and the internet

New sport media: Interactivity and the internet

The phrase "new sport media" incorporates two aspects: sport communication and new media. As discussed in chapter 4, sport communication is the process by which people in sport, in a sport setting, or through a sport endeavor share symbols as they create meaning through interaction. read more
Knowing the Situation

Knowing the Situation

The pitcher must always be aware of the situation. For beginners, being aware of every situation is difficult. Teaching awareness really happens by trial and error. read more
The FIT Formula and Nutrition

The FIT Formula and Nutrition

Table 14.8 shows how you can use the FIT formula as a guideline for nutritional fitness. Too often, teens in particular violate the FIT formula. For example, some skip breakfast or lunch, which often leads them to overeat later in the day. read more
Exercise Choices for Building Flexibility

Exercise Choices for Building Flexibility

The type of exercises that you choose for building flexibility depends on your personal goals. The following sections describe some of the most popular flexibility exercises. read more
How Much Moderate-Intensity Physical Activity Is Enough?

How Much Moderate-Intensity Physical Activity Is Enough?

National physical activity guidelines in Canada recommend 60 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity daily activity for teens to gain health benefits. read more
Reflecting on Why You Coach

Reflecting on Why You Coach

Most coaching books start with a discussion of the importance of creating a coaching philosophy and follow up with a section on creating goals. But to define a coaching philosophy and set goals, you must first understand and express why you coach and what principles will guide how you coach. read more
Gamma Efferent System and Alignment

Gamma Efferent System and Alignment

The gamma efferent system explains how a dancer can be much tighter in movement than while passively stretching, but this system also affects alignment. read more
What is happening in the shoulder complex during a golf swing?

What is happening in the shoulder complex during a golf swing?

Similar to the situation with the other sports reviewed in this chapter, to isolate and identify the functions of the major muscles controlling the various body segments during the golf swing, dynamic EMG and high-speed motion analysis has been used and helps to provide a greater understanding of the demands of golf on the shoulder complex. read more
Choosing Exercises and Progressions

Choosing Exercises and Progressions

When starting any new fitness program, begin at a level that will reinforce proper technique and movement patterns. This is especially important with strength ball training, which also challenges stability. read more
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