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Three Exercises

Three Exercises

This is a good warm-up exercise that gently works the legs, hips, torso, and upper body. With more powerful passes, it is a great torso rotation strength exercise, pertinent to so many sports. read more
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Injury

Injury

An injury occurs when a tissue (e.g., ligament, tendon, muscle, or bone) is subjected to an acute or chronic load that is too great. The damage triggers a response commonly referred to as inflammation. read more
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Energy bars

Energy bars

Many parents and athletes want to know the best nutrition or energy bar to take to school or eat after exercise. What’s best depends on what you are using it for. read more
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Being Coachable

Being Coachable

Coachability is a key to performance breakthrough for individual players and whole teams. The one essential requirement is the willingness to listen and utilise external input and influences. read more
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Internet influences leisure meanings, activities, and spaces

Internet influences leisure meanings, activities, and spaces

The availability and adoption of Internet technology has increased exponentially since its introduction in the 1960s. read more
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Training for an 8K or 10K race

Training for an 8K or 10K race

Three training schedules are provided to prepare you to race your best at 8K or 10K. Each training schedule is twelve weeks in duration. Simply select the schedule that starts closest to your current training mileage. read more
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Practice Plans and Program Goals

Practice Plans and Program Goals

Building a team involves developing a plan and working to execute it. Your practice plans are one of main ingredients in that blueprint. Practices have many components, and they will vary based on the coach’s or program’s philosophies. read more
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Strings

Strings

Let’s start with the facts. The energy created in a tennis ball that meets a racket breaks down into the following components: 60 percent of the energy comes from the string bed (the strings in the racket). 30 percent of the energy comes from the ball (a rubber object in motion with its own energy). 10 percent of the energy comes from you and your racket frame (frame only, not the strings). read more
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Why HIIT

Why HIIT

As mentioned, HIIT can offer amazing health and fitness benefits using workouts that are shorter and performed less often than aerobic activities, in which improvements come with a greater volume of training, meaning more time running, swimming, cycling, or using an aerobic machine such as a treadmill. read more
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What I Learned from the All Blacks Coaches

What I Learned from the All Blacks Coaches

In early December I was blessed with the good fortune of learning firsthand from the head coaches of the last two world cup championship teams, Sir Graham Henry (2011) and Steve Hansen (2015). read more
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