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Optimizing training and performance in varied altitudes

Optimizing training and performance in varied altitudes

We have considered the major changes that occur as the human body becomes acclimated to altitude and how these adaptations affect performance at altitude. But is there any advantage to training at altitude to improve performance at sea level? read more
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Examining blood pressure responses to yoga

Examining blood pressure responses to yoga

Yoga is an increasingly popular form of exercise that is designed to increase flexibility, muscular strength, and overall health. Over half of yoga practitioners surveyed by Yoga Magazine in 2012 said that they started practicing yoga to improve their overall health. read more
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Hormonal signaling influences the body’s caloric intake

Hormonal signaling influences the body’s caloric intake

The regulation of appetite, the sensations of hunger and satiety, and the feeling of fullness are part of a complex system that involves hormonal signaling from all over the body including the gastrointestinal system and fat cells. read more
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How do you select the exercises that will work best for you?

How do you select the exercises that will work best for you?

In this book, we have carefully selected the most effective exercises for the arms. However, they might not all work well for you. Indeed, morphologies differ from person to person. There are tall people and short people as well as arms and forearms of various sizes. read more
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Offensive and Defensive Drills

Offensive and Defensive Drills

During a man-down defense because of a penalty, use your best six offensive players in an extra-man offense (EMO). Each must have a high lacrosse IQ, which enables them to read the defense and learn to take what the defense gives them. read more
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Learn how age affects the function of neural pathways

Learn how age affects the function of neural pathways

As suggested by the reduction in motor neuron number (figure 9.35a), the number of neurons decreases and the functional capabilities of the CNS decline as we age. The adaptations that influence movement most directly extend from spinal reflexes to the coordination of multiple muscles in the performance of voluntary actions. read more
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Event partnerships require carefully crafted contracts

Event partnerships require carefully crafted contracts

The main attraction of your event can be a game, a concert, or a performance. read more
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Kinetic Connections with bestselling author Hal Higdon

Kinetic Connections with bestselling author Hal Higdon

Bestselling author Hal Higdon’s acclaimed book, "4:09:43 – Boston 2013 Through the Eyes of the Runners," focuses on 75 runners and their individual stories. It may be the first book ever written about a major sporting event that was researched almost entirely through social media. read more
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Upper-Body Power Development

Upper-Body Power Development

Plyometric training is the coordinated use of the entire body in the expression of power. Those powerful movements employ the upper body as they traverse the center of the torso, involving the motions of tossing, passing, and throwing, and their subcategories of swinging, pushing, punching, and stroking. read more
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Power Assessments

Power Assessments

Is serious plyometric training a good option? Before getting too far in planning the specifics of a program, the prudent approach is to look honestly and carefully at factors that could affect safe participation in such intense training. read more
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