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The Benefits of a Year-Round Nutrition Program

The Benefits of a Year-Round Nutrition Program

By implementing a year-round nutrition program in conjunction with their training program, endurance athletes can reap the benefits of enhanced health, improved performance, and better control of weight and body composition. read more
Build strong support networks for psychosocial issues

Build strong support networks for psychosocial issues

Two important psychosocial issues are common to patients referred to pulmonary rehabilitation: inadequate social support and cigarette smoking. read more
Six guidelines for shaping skills in youth gymnasts

Six guidelines for shaping skills in youth gymnasts

After you have successfully taught your gymnasts the fundamentals of a skill, your focus will be on helping them improve the skill. Athletes learn skills and improve on them at different rates, so don’t get frustrated if progress seems slow. Instead, help them improve by shaping their skills and detecting and correcting errors. read more
Using psychological inventories to assess anger

Using psychological inventories to assess anger

Learn about different types of inventory methods and whether or not they work. read more
Offensive and Defensive Drills

Offensive and Defensive Drills

During a man-down defense because of a penalty, use your best six offensive players in an extra-man offense (EMO). Each must have a high lacrosse IQ, which enables them to read the defense and learn to take what the defense gives them. read more
Five health messages promote lifelong good health for kids

Five health messages promote lifelong good health for kids

Putting these five health messages into practice can help everyone, children and adults, improve their current well-being and decrease their risks for many chronic conditions and diseases. read more
Execution of Exercises

Execution of Exercises

One of the most important interventions is related to how an exercise is performed. The personal trainer must be able to intervene to help the client demonstrate safe and effective exercise technique. read more
Testing and Tracking Progress

Testing and Tracking Progress

The assessment process is an important aspect of a year-round hockey training program for older players (age 16 and above) to measure the results of all the work they put in as well as track their progress over time. Power, speed, strength, and conditioning are attributes that coaches and strength and conditioning coaches can continue to evaluate as a player matures. read more
Sculling – Developing a feel for the water

Sculling – Developing a feel for the water

The next skill in developing a feel for the water involves sculling (figure 2.3) and putting pressure on the water with both your hands and your forearms. Your hand position should be loose rather than rigid. read more
Stress-Based Periodization

Stress-Based Periodization

Training for triathlon can be one of the most complicated things to master in perhaps all of sport, especially as the goals and competitive levels get higher and higher. Think about all the variables that can affect it, from those in our control to the randomness of sicknesses, non-sport-related injuries, stress, crashes, race mechanicals, and more. read more
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