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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
How do you select the exercises that will work best for you?

How do you select the exercises that will work best for you?

In this book, we have carefully selected the most effective exercises for the arms. However, they might not all work well for you. Indeed, morphologies differ from person to person. There are tall people and short people as well as arms and forearms of various sizes. read more
Assessing Competitiveness within the Team

Assessing Competitiveness within the Team

To build a competitive environment, the first step is to understand the current team culture. Here are a few questions to consider: What motivates this group of athletes? What three to five words most accurately describe this team? When presented with a challenge, how do they respond? What are our values as a team? read more
Major Movements

Major Movements

Early descriptions of the split step reported both feet landing on the court simultaneously after the athlete made a small jump and then reacted left, right, forward, or backward, depending on where the ball was hit. Now it is known that good athletes react in the air during the split and land on the foot farthest from their intended target a split second ahead of their other foot. read more
11 Tips for Motivating a Guy to Exercise

11 Tips for Motivating a Guy to Exercise

For many men, making a commitment to exercise is not easy. But internationally recognized fitness and nutritional expert and personal trainer Ray Klerck, a former Men’s Health cover model, says there are many ways a guy can convince himself that making the decision to take better care of himself is the right thing to do. read more
Transitioning Out of High-Performance Pursuits: Kerrin Lee-Gartner

Transitioning Out of High-Performance Pursuits: Kerrin Lee-Gartner

Many high-performance athletes and performers in other meaningful high-performance pursuits experience challenges or difficulties when transitioning out of their high-performance pursuit. I asked Kerrin Lee-Gartner, an Olympic gold medalist athlete with whom I had the pleasure of working over the course of her entire career, if she would update me on her life since winning her Olympic gold medal in downhill skiing at the 1992 Winter Olympic Games in Albertville, France. read more
Six Reasons Why Athletes Should Do Yoga

Six Reasons Why Athletes Should Do Yoga

Yoga can bring a special edge to the performance of everyone from amateurs striving to improve their lives to professionals competing against elite athletes. Ryanne Cunningham, who operates Flow Yoga Studio in Green Bay, Wisconsin, has instructed former Packers players B.J. Raji, Andy Mulumba, Tramon Williams, Mike Neal, and Jarrett Bush, as well as current Packer Randall Cobb and athletes from many other sports. She pinpoints six benefits of yoga for athletic performance. read more
Learn to address safety concerns in dog parks

Learn to address safety concerns in dog parks

A community’s interest in a dog park may be initiated in several ways. It often takes the action of just a few residents, usually dog owners or dog lovers, who may write a letter to a city council, stop by the local parks and recreation department to talk, or show up at a municipal meeting to express their interest in a public setting. read more
Being Critical and Knowing the Break Point

Being Critical and Knowing the Break Point

A critical eye is also extremely important when reading the ice. Weight and line have a great impact on the curl for any given shot; however, another major factor that affects the curl is the release and rotation applied to a stone. read more
Understand the complexity of eating disorders in dancers

Understand the complexity of eating disorders in dancers

Disordered eating is one of the biggest risks faced by dancers, particularly women. Though few dancers develop a clinically defined eating disorder (ED), many engage in some form of dysfunctional eating due to the physical aesthetic woven into the fabric of much of the dance world, especially in ballet. read more
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