Tasks that require prolonged muscle force are carried out by slow, fatigue-resistant motor units, while tasks that require a quick but short increase in muscle force are mostly performed by fast motor units.
Understanding and Preventing Noncontact ACL Injuries
Explore data on the effects of bracing on uninjured, ACL-deficient, and ACL-reconstructed knees.
Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Goal setting is one of the most important skills taught to athletes in order to help them achieve optimal performance.
Breath, concentration, center, control, precision, and flow are principles that form the basis of many approaches of Pilates and are generally accepted as the foundation of the system.
End Back & Neck Pain eBook
Before choosing a health care professional, some people ask friends for recommendations, check the physician�s credentials, or call the local hospital for a referral. In this age of managed care, you also need to check the list of doctors who will accept your insurance provider.
NSCA's Guide to Tests and Assessments eBook
It is very costly, and in most cases impractical, to measure 24-hour energy expenditure or to monitor physical activity energy expenditure through either direct or indirect calorimetry.
Statistics in Kinesiology 4th Edition eBook
When data are collected on many variables using the same set of subjects, it is possible, indeed probable, that some of the variables are related.
Applying Educational Psychology in Coaching Athletes
As a coach I found this simple paradigm to be extremely helpful for understanding, guiding, and accelerating the motor learning process.
Introduction to Kinesiology 4th Edition eBook With Web Study Guide
Despite popular opinion, no distinguishable �athletic personality� has been shown to exist. That is, no consistent research findings show that athletes possess a general personality type distinct from the personality of nonathletes.
Physical Activity and Mental Health eBook
Approximately 30% of the European population has a long-term physical health condition. People with a long-term condition that is comorbid with a mental health problem have worse health outcomes than do people with either of these alone.
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.