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.
Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Learn how exercise psychology is used in a real-life fitness setting.
Tapering and Peaking for Optimal Performance
Although the complexities of a group taper can be daunting, the basic structure of a segment of relative rest
following the regular season followed by a time of serious training culminating in a taper is a reasonable strategy for team coaches to adopt.
Advanced Environmental Exercise Physiology
Urban environments with high level of pollutants cause concern for outdoor exercisers
Yoga Anatomy-2nd Edition
Cells are the fundamental building blocks of life, from single-celled plants to multitrillion-celled animals. The human body, which is made up of roughly 100 trillion cells, begins as two newly created cells.
Successful Coaching 4th Edition eBook
Bullying is an act of aggression by someone or a group with the intent of harming a person either physically or psychologically.
Physical Activity and Mental Health
PAGs are evidence-based summary statements on the health benefits of physical activity and represent a high level consensus on what the scientific evidence has demonstrated by describing, in a summary format, the "dose" of the behaviour required to gain the benefits.
Applied Health Fitness Psychology eBook
Levin (2001) concluded from his review of the religion and health literature that �nearly every religion espouses beliefs that govern behavior regarding health, disease, and death [and] some religions require behaviors related to health while others forbid behaviors related to health or medical care� (p. 22).
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.
Applied Health Fitness Psychology
Most authors in the health and exercise psychology literature do not differentiate between personality traits and other personal characteristics called orientations and styles (terms that are used interchangeably), but there are stark differences between the two.
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.