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Understand the mechanics of turnout

Understand the mechanics of turnout

Turnout of the legs is used in movements performed by ballet dancers. There are a few anatomical factors that determine your turnout: strength of the external rotators, flexibility of the internal rotators, and the bony alignment of the femoral head and neck. read more
Abdominal stretch demonstrated

Abdominal stretch demonstrated

Execution: 1. Lie prone with your palms on the ground and your elbows bent and close to your sides. Glide your shoulder blades down toward your hips. read more
Growth-related issues specific to young dancers

Growth-related issues specific to young dancers

Young dancers experience challenging physical changes during adolescence, typically between the ages of 11 and 14 for girls and between ages 13 and 16 for boys. Growth spurts can cause changes in balance and flexibility that affect technique. read more
Competition and Fair Play

Competition and Fair Play

James W. Keating and Randolph M. Feezell’s essays "Sportsmanship as a Moral Category" and "Sportsmanship," respectively, take on the important notion of sportsmanship. read more
Current Guidelines and Policy on Doping in Sport

Current Guidelines and Policy on Doping in Sport

Whatever we think that sport should or should not be, there is one good reason why the world’s sporting bodies are undertaking such a concerted effort to eliminate doping in elite sport. read more
Normative Ethics and Normative Ethical Theories

Normative Ethics and Normative Ethical Theories

We are now well positioned to sketch out the main moral theories that bear on the ethical considerations of sport featured in the essays to come (table 3). read more
The motion offense can be an effective weapon

The motion offense can be an effective weapon

The motion offense is an effective weapon that every team should consider adding to its repertoire, but it cannot be used as a complete offense because too many players have to handle the ball and make crucial decisions. read more
Rely on power for competitive sport success

Rely on power for competitive sport success

When the ball is snapped in football, both players begin to accelerate. The player who can accelerate most quickly will attain the greatest velocity before the two collide. What allows one player to accelerate more quickly? The answer is power. read more
What is Fat?

What is Fat?

Having adequate body fat is also essential for health and performance. read more
Landmine Row to Punch

Landmine Row to Punch

Place one end of the barbell either in a corner of the room or flat on the weight room floor or use a landmine device as shown. Stand perpendicular to the bar with the legs staggered; the leg opposite the working arm is in front. read more
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