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The Benefits of a Year-Round Nutrition Program

The Benefits of a Year-Round Nutrition Program

By implementing a year-round nutrition program in conjunction with their training program, endurance athletes can reap the benefits of enhanced health, improved performance, and better control of weight and body composition. read more
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Use movement to focus on spinal articulation

Use movement to focus on spinal articulation

This series focuses on spinal articulation from a reclined, kneeling, and belly-down position. Perform the movements slowly while visualizing each vertebra as a pearl on a string, each pearl moving when it is ready. read more
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Learn the advantages of nutrient timing

Learn the advantages of nutrient timing

There are several benefits of nutrient timing. These involve maximizing your body’s response to exercise and use of nutrients. read more
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Save a doomed workout with a better understanding of anatomy

Save a doomed workout with a better understanding of anatomy

Dr. Nick Evans, a highly regarded authority on strength training, nutrition, and weight training injuries, believes that knowledge of anatomy is the key to success for any serious bodybuilder. By taking the guesswork out of bodybuilding anatomy, he emphasizes that efforts at the gym will be more productive and efficient, producing maximum results in minimum time. read more
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Managing Your Mind

Managing Your Mind

The way you manage your thinking and feelings (your mind) is basic to how you perform. It’s up to you. Improving your game begins with taking responsibility for managing your mind. I believe there are three key operating principles for managing your mind effectively. read more
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Types of Layups and Related Drills

Types of Layups and Related Drills

The layup is one of the highest-percentage shots in basketball; it is second only to the dunk. Proper finishing fundamentals are important in this low skill, high-accuracy inside shot. Let’s review several of the most common layups. read more
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Change-of-Direction running drill

Change-of-Direction running drill

The short shuttle is a timed race in which players run a total of 20 yards, changing directions twice—once to the right and once to the left. read more
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Understand the mechanics of turnout

Understand the mechanics of turnout

Turnout of the legs is used in movements performed by ballet dancers. There are a few anatomical factors that determine your turnout: strength of the external rotators, flexibility of the internal rotators, and the bony alignment of the femoral head and neck. read more
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Abdominal stretch demonstrated

Abdominal stretch demonstrated

Execution: 1. Lie prone with your palms on the ground and your elbows bent and close to your sides. Glide your shoulder blades down toward your hips. read more
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Growth-related issues specific to young dancers

Growth-related issues specific to young dancers

Young dancers experience challenging physical changes during adolescence, typically between the ages of 11 and 14 for girls and between ages 13 and 16 for boys. Growth spurts can cause changes in balance and flexibility that affect technique. read more
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