Competition is not responsible for either the positive or the negative consequences so frequently highlighted by the media. The impact of competition, both helpful and detrimental, results not from competition itself but from how it is organized and conducted. As a coach, you play a major role in making sport a positive competitive experience�or not.
Physical Activity Interventions in Children and Adolescents
Although the nonschool period has much potential for physical activity interventions, few formal interventions have been developed to address youth who are inactive outside of the school setting.
Physical Activity and Obesity-2nd Edition
Several studies have been performed to establish the amount of physical activity needed to maintain weight loss
Physical Activity and Health Guidelines eBook
The goals of physical activity during pregnancy include maintaining a sense of maternal well-being, avoiding fetal harm, and establishing a pattern of regular activity.
Advanced Neuromuscular Exercise Physiology eBook
Here, we will discuss how strength training results in directly measurable changes in the way motor units are recruited during effort.
Motor Control in Everyday Actions
What are generalized motor programs, and what do keystroke dynamics reveal about them?
Exercise Psychology-2nd Edition
Chemicals sensitize and activate type IV polymodal nociceptors. Polymodal nociceptors respond to painfully hot and cold temperatures as well as a host of chemical stimuli that activate the nociceptive afferents.
Introduction to Kinesiology With Web Study Guide-4th Edition
The wellness coach position represents an exciting growth area in the health and fitness professions.
Introduction to Kinesiology 4th Edition eBook With Web Study Guide
Although athletes have used performance-enhancing drugs for a long time, these drugs became more prevalent in the late 1950s, when anabolic steroids came on the scene.
Physical Activity and Mental Health
A range of methods are used in the assessment of physical activity, including self-report, systematic observation, motion sensors, cardiorespiratory fitness and free-living indirect calorimetry.
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.