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Understand key elements of form assessment

Understand key elements of form assessment

Six key ele­ments of form assessment represent the biggest influencers of per­for­mance, ­running economy, and risk of injury. read more
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Dumbbell front shoulder raise

Dumbbell front shoulder raise

Setup: Stand tall, with your feet hip-width apart. Hold a pair of dumbbells at your sides (see figure a). read more
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Ergonomic concepts

Ergonomic concepts

As an interdiscipline, ergonomics spans a variety of disciplines, including human anatomy, biomechanics, physiology, psychology, sociology, medicine, and engineering. read more
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Determine the involved muscles and their action for any joint movement

Determine the involved muscles and their action for any joint movement

One of the most fundamental and important goals of movement analysis is identifying which specific muscles are active in producing and controlling movement at a particular joint. read more
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Components of muscle function

Components of muscle function

The control of even the simplest joint movement typically requires the cooperative action of several muscles working together as a single unit. This cooperative action is called muscle synergy. read more
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Using sport and physical activity in recovery with military veterans

Using sport and physical activity in recovery with military veterans

I was instantly drawn to the adrenaline high of the intense focus and flow of the Pilates environment. I was equally horrified at the complete total inability I had to connect my body as a whole unit. read more
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Increasing physical activity and performance through exergames

Increasing physical activity and performance through exergames

Behavior change theories and concepts for exergame design are important for enhancing the effectiveness in increasing physical activity behavior and training (Thompson, 2015). read more
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The good parenting ideal and active free play

The good parenting ideal and active free play

As children age beyond the early years and begin to gain a limited amount of independence, parents and other caregivers are actually the most frequently reported barriers to children’s engagement in AFP, primarily because of parents’ perceptions of traffic safety and "stranger danger" concerns (Carver et al., 2008; Holt, Cunningham, Sehn, Spence, Newton, & Ball, 2009). read more
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Understand the mechanical reasons for each key element

Understand the mechanical reasons for each key element

Understanding the mechanical basis behind each key element is an important step in your sequence. The first 10 chapters laid the foundations of principles of sport mechanics. read more
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Making use of angular momentum

Making use of angular momentum

When tower or springboard divers are in flight, they no longer have a large mass to push against. Any muscular action they perform while in the air causes an equal and opposite reaction to occur elsewhere in their bodies. read more
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