Finding fun, excitement, interest, pleasure, and satisfaction-all forms of intrinsic motivation-in the process of contesting will help guard against decompetition. But what evokes and sustains intrinsic motivation?
Tapering and Peaking for Optimal Performance
Scientific evidence explains why the taper is important in training programs.
Sport and Character
How does "team magic" come about? There are no guarantees, but it requires the genuine respect of the team members for each other and for the team.
Advanced Environmental Exercise Physiology
Environmental factors, such as wind speed and precipitation, can increase injury risk
Pilates Anatomy eBook
The belief that breathing exercises, or voluntarily controlled breathing patterns, may provide health benefits or enhance physical performance has been shared by many cultures for centuries.
Latinos in U.S Sport eBook
In the early 20th century, sport was often viewed as a way to turn wayward Spanish speakers into �real� Americans.
Physiology of Sport and Exercise Web Study Guide-5th Edition
Traditionally, exercise physiologists have recommended one of three regimens to improve aerobic power: continuous exercise at a moderate to high intensity; long, slow (low-intensity) exercise; or interval training.
Introduction to Kinesiology 4th Edition eBook With Web Study Guide
The wellness coach position represents an exciting growth area in the health and fitness professions.
Delavier's Mixed Martial Arts Anatomy
For optimal transfer, strength training must adapt to a fighter�s needs, not the other way around.
Motor Learning and Performance 5th Edition With Web Study Guide
One useful addition to the collection of activities in a practice session is to ask the learner to rehearse skills to be learned mentally, without performing actual, overt physical practice.
It is not unusual for athletes to exhibit an “abnormal” ECG due to the effect of exercise training on the anatomy and autonomic control of the heart. However, it is important to understand which ECG abnormalities may be physiologic and which are likely to be pathologic.