The cue to �lift and lengthen your spine� can be interpreted from an anatomical perspective as referring to the use of muscles to counter the tendency of gravity to slightly �collapse� the normal sagittal curves of the spine.
Dance Anatomy and Kinesiology
The instruction to �use more of the back of your leg� is sometimes employed by teachers to encourage
greater use of the hamstring muscles when the feet are weight bearing, particularly when the
teacher feels that the student is overusing the �front of the legs� (quadriceps femoris).
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.
Physical Activity and Health Guidelines eBook
Currently more than 50 million Americans�and more than 50% of the American population over the age of 60�have hypertension, or high blood pressure (Hagberg 2005).
Research Methods in Physical Activity 6th Edition eBook
The most common sources of data collection in qualitative research are interviews, observations, and review of documents.
Physiology of Sport and Exercise Web Study Guide-5th Edition
Muscle soreness felt a day or two after a heavy bout of exercise is not totally understood, yet researchers are continuing to give us greater insight into this phenomenon.
Laboratory Manual for Exercise Physiology eBook With Web Resource
In the transition from rest to exercise, systolic blood pressure initially rises rapidly, then levels off once steady state is attained (1, 3).
NSCA's Guide to Tests and Assessments
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.
Physiological Tests for Elite Athletes-2nd Edition
A variety of measurement approaches have been used to examine the anticipatory skill (i.e., advance information usage patterns) of elite and subelite performers involved in �open,� interceptive sport skills.
Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology 6th Edition With Web Study Guide
Although this chapter focuses on the influence of exercise on psychological well-being, many highly competitive athletes confront psychological issues when they transition out of sport. Much has been written and many models have been developed regarding the psychological issues that occur when transitioning out of competitive sport (Alferman & Stambulova, 2007; Lavalle, Park, & Tod, 2013; Stambulova, Alfermann, Statler, & Cote, 2009).
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.