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Goal setting, motivational types, and behavioral strategies to encourage fitness

Goal setting, motivational types, and behavioral strategies to encourage fitness

As highlighted in the previous section, knowing the client is key to maximising motivation when it comes to exercise. This section aims to progress this forward by outlining key behavioural strategies that could be used to enhance motivation towards exercising. read more
Handling compliance in an intercollegiate athletic program

Handling compliance in an intercollegiate athletic program

While attending a meeting about NCAA compliance issues, an exasperated Football Bowl Subdivision athletics director mentioned he was spending more than US$2 million per year on compliance efforts at his institution. Despite this tremendous investment, a rogue coach who chose to bend some rules had brought the entire department into question. read more
Normal ranges of body weight and body fat

Normal ranges of body weight and body fat

Different sports have different requirements in terms of body composition. What is the proper body fat percentage for the average population versus that for athletes? read more
Practice Organization

Practice Organization

Practice organization can help a coach improve the skills of individual players and prepare the team overall. If you are well organized and run a fun practice, players become better and stay in the game longer. read more
After the race…

After the race…

Each of the schedules includes a week after your key race for recovery and a transition into full training for your next race. During the recovery week, the running is easy to allow your muscles to recover and loosen up from your supreme race effort. read more
Special Health Concerns for Vegetarians

Special Health Concerns for Vegetarians

A meatless diet does not guarantee good health and better performances. read more
Running injuries, treatment and prevention

Running injuries, treatment and prevention

Given the physical demands of distance running, a fine line separates peak performance and injury risk. Over a long career, despite following a sound training program, few runners will completely avoid getting hurt, so it’s important for coaches, parents, and runners to know the causes, symptoms, and approaches to treating and rehabilitating running injuries. read more
Six ways to simplify designing a weight training program

Six ways to simplify designing a weight training program

If you are deciding to design your own weight training programs, you might be in for a surprise. Designing a program can be quite challenging because of the number of variables that you need to consider. But strength and conditioning experts Thomas Baechle and Roger Earle say you can simplify the process by breaking it down into six steps. read more
The top 10 ways for a woman to develop a strength training program

The top 10 ways for a woman to develop a strength training program

Most women have four main goals in mind when they begin a weight training program: toning muscles, slimming down, improving athletic performance, and maintaining good health. Luckily, getting started with a personalized training program takes only a few simple steps, as best-selling author Frédéric Delavier points out. read more
Ten strength promoting exercises

Ten strength promoting exercises

If you go to a gym, you can choose from many types of strength-promoting equipment, including free weights and almost any type of machine using any type of movement you can imagine. read more
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