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Running injuries, treatment and prevention

Running injuries, treatment and prevention

Given the physical demands of distance running, a fine line separates peak performance and injury risk. Over a long career, despite following a sound training program, few runners will completely avoid getting hurt, so it’s important for coaches, parents, and runners to know the causes, symptoms, and approaches to treating and rehabilitating running injuries. read more
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Stretch to develop flexibility and mobility

Stretch to develop flexibility and mobility

Flexibility is the capacity to move the limbs through a range of motion for optimally performing a given activity. Mobility is the skill of making coordinated movements in various planes, such as forward, sideways, and diagonally. read more
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When to start training children for distance running

When to start training children for distance running

Research shows that, pound for pound, normally active 6- to 8-year-olds have V\od\O2max values as high as, or sometimes even higher than, recreational adult runners who train 30 to 40 miles (about 48 to 64 km) a week. read more
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Two signs it's time to change your workout program

Two signs it's time to change your workout program

Best-selling author says modification is the key to continued results read more
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Daily lesson plans lead to effective teaching

Daily lesson plans lead to effective teaching

Lesson planning determines the core of what happens in a school day. If you want to have a successful day teaching, you must plan for it. read more
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Achieve success in the throws

Achieve success in the throws

Success in the throws depends on the consistent performance of skills and techniques. Some of the skills required for throwing may seem unnatural at first. The summation of all forces leading up to the release of the implement directly affects the throw. read more
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Plyometric Drills

Plyometric Drills

Stability Ball Impact Lockouts | Purpose: To strengthen the core and improve the body’s ability to absorb impact. Procedure: Assume a hand-on-ball push-up position, keeping the core (abdominal muscles, lower back, and hips) tight (see figure a). read more
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Determining your personal leadership style

Determining your personal leadership style

Imagine sitting across from a donor who has deep pockets and an affinity for your women’s soccer program. If you can convince her to donate, you will make a name for yourself in the department and make the soccer coach very happy. read more
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Kettlebell and Medicine Ball Exercises

Kettlebell and Medicine Ball Exercises

In a shoulder-width stance with a kettlebell between your feet, squat to grasp the kettlebell with your left hand while keeping your torso at a 45-degree angle with the floor. Explode up by extending at the hips, knees, and ankles. Drive your heels into the floor as you pull the kettlebell up, keeping it close to your body. read more
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Why runners should practice yoga

Why runners should practice yoga

Creator of unique running program outlines three benefits of meditation for runners in new book read more
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