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Pass Protection Drills

Pass Protection Drills

Players can work on pass protection drills during the off-season and the summer. Successful pass protection is a combination of balance and body control. read more
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The racial spin in tennis

The racial spin in tennis

In her book So Much to Live For, Althea Gibson, the African American athlete credited with breaking the color barrier at two of the most prestigious tennis events in the world, Wimbledon and the United States National Tournament (later to be called the U.S. Open), wrote, "Most of us who aspire to be tops in our fields don’t really consider the amount of work required to stay tops." read more
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Improve the essential elements of rugby--strength, power, quickness, and agility

Improve the essential elements of rugby--strength, power, quickness, and agility

View a promo video about Complete Conditioning for Rugby read more
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Groundbreaking anatomy series book helps triathletes improve performance through conditioning

Groundbreaking anatomy series book helps triathletes improve performance through conditioning

The newest addition to Human Kinetics’ bestselling anatomy series helps triathletes maximize performance with effective multisport programming. Step-by-step instructions for 82 exercises, depicted with more than 177 full-color anatomical illustrations, provide an inside look at developing muscles essential for swimming, biking, and running. 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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Teaching Athletes About Winning It All

Teaching Athletes About Winning It All

The amazing gold medal winning performances in the recent Olympic Games at Rio brought to mind a topic that coaches and athletes think and dream a lot about but rarely really understand: Winning it all. And fewer still know how to prepare to do it. read more
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Special Health Concerns for Vegetarians

Special Health Concerns for Vegetarians

A meatless diet does not guarantee good health and better performances. 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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