Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning-3rd Edition
Stretching has long been used in a warm-up, with the aim of enhancing performance and reducing the risk of injury.
Physical Activity and Type 2 Diabetes
A look at the issues related to type 2 diabetes.
The Athlete's Guide to Making Weight
Nutrition experts weigh in on water weight
Energy Every Day
Learn what can be done to maximize your energy throughout the day.
Health Professional's Guide to the Physical Management of Parkinson's Disease eBook
How to safely help a patient with Parkinson’s Disease get up from the floor after a fall.
Core Assessment and Training
When someone says “abs,” the first thing that comes to mind for many people is the six-pack. For many, including fitness clients, the abdomen has been marginalized to include just one muscle—the rectus abdominis. However, the abdominal region is composed of several key muscles that contribute to core function.
Yoga Anatomy-2nd Edition
The fifth spinal movement, axial extension, is defined as a simultaneous reduction of both the primary and secondary curves of the spine (see figure 2.36). In other words, the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar curves are all reduced, and the result is that the overall length of the spine is increased.
NSCA's Guide to Tests and Assessments eBook
Information provided by a lactate threshold test has a number of purposes. By understanding the role that lactate plays in exercise metabolism, the exercise physiologist can use the information from lactate threshold tests to predict proper racing and training paces, and assess the fitness of a subject or the efficacy of the training program.
The MAX Muscle Plan
When it comes to muscle, protein is king. Although water makes up the majority of muscle tissue (approximately 70 percent of muscle weight), it is the protein component (approximately 25 percent of muscle weight) that is responsible for carrying out human movement.
Recovery for Performance in Sport
In many sporting activities, because of how competitions are designed, athletes are forced to reproduce performances within a short time frame.