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Six Human Kinetics Authors Announced as 2016 SHAPE America Award Winners

Six Human Kinetics Authors Announced as 2016 SHAPE America Award Winners

Recognized at the SHAPE America National Convention in Minneapolis read more
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Periodisation

Periodisation

The roots of periodisation come from Hans Selye’s model, known as the general adaptation syndrome, which has been used by the athletic community since the late 1950s (Selye 1950). Selye identified a source of biological stress referred to as eustress, which denotes beneficial muscular strength and growth, as well as a distress state, which is stress that can lead to tissue damage, disease and death. read more
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Hormonal Responses to Acute Exercise

Hormonal Responses to Acute Exercise

Up to this point, the discussion has focused primarily on the general structure and function of the endocrine system. Normal bodily function depends on the timely release and inhibition of a variety of hormones as they work together to bring about important actions at their target organs. read more
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Execution of Exercises

Execution of Exercises

One of the most important interventions is related to how an exercise is performed. The personal trainer must be able to intervene to help the client demonstrate safe and effective exercise technique. read more
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Personal Training Business Expansion

Personal Training Business Expansion

An important prosperity scenario is expanding a personal training business by employing multiple personal trainers. This is possible by hiring them as employees or by connecting them to the business as self-employed contractors. Naturally the consequences differ greatly. read more
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Conditioning

Conditioning

Hockey players want to be just as fast and as powerful late in a game as they were at the beginning of the game, so devising a proper conditioning protocol is a critical area for a strength and conditioning coach. Although the coach’s job is to help hockey players become stronger and faster, conditioning is also part of the job description. read more
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Testing and Tracking Progress

Testing and Tracking Progress

The assessment process is an important aspect of a year-round hockey training program for older players (age 16 and above) to measure the results of all the work they put in as well as track their progress over time. Power, speed, strength, and conditioning are attributes that coaches and strength and conditioning coaches can continue to evaluate as a player matures. read more
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Seasonal Scheduling and Logistics

Seasonal Scheduling and Logistics

A calendar year for any hockey player should include three main components: the off-season, the preseason, and the in-season. Each component represents times of the year where different parts of an all-encompassing program are emphasized more than others. read more
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Examining Title IX

Examining Title IX

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, few athletes at the high school or university level were female. Women who participated received little support from athletic department budgets. With the enactment of Title IX, women began to see exponential gains in athletic participation at the high school and university levels. read more
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Agency relationships and restatements

Agency relationships and restatements

Determining when the first person in the sport industry entered into an agency relationship is impossible. A clearer historical record can be established related to player agents. The first well-known player to hire an agent to represent him in contract negotiations was early football star Red Grange. read more
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