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After the Run

After the Run

Because of the repetitive motion of the legs, running creates tightness in the hip flexors, hamstrings, and quads, often leading to low-back pain. read more
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Age Considerations in Therapeutic Exercise

Age Considerations in Therapeutic Exercise

The prepubescent, midpubescent, and postpubescent age groups vary greatly in physical and psychological maturity. Rehabilitation clinicians must be aware of these variations in order to provide the best possible rehabilitation programs for people in all age groups. read more
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Integrating Functional Training Into Your Training Plan

Integrating Functional Training Into Your Training Plan

Each sport-specific program in chapter 9 includes three types of workouts: a conditioning day, a strength day, and a power or power-endurance day. A beginning athlete should perform the conditioning day two or three times per week for two to four weeks and then move on to the strength program. read more
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Examining the relationship between metabolic stress and muscle growth

Examining the relationship between metabolic stress and muscle growth

The impact of metabolic stress on hypertrophic adaptations is exemplified by blood flow restriction (BFR) training studies. BFR training involves restricting venous inflow via the use of a pressure cuff while training (figure 2.5) with light weights (generally equating to <40% of 1RM), thereby heightening ischemia in the muscle as it contracts. read more
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Race day preparation

Race day preparation

Competition day is the day that every swimmer trains for. Although many swimmers and coaches place a tremendous amount of focus on what happens on race day, the hay is largely already in the barn, so to speak, and the meet is just where everything comes together to produce the ultimate performance. read more
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Find the motivation for routine physical activity

Find the motivation for routine physical activity

To overcome the almost overwhelming array of potentially negative external forces that inhibit progress toward their goals, people require tight routines, considerable self-discipline, and regular social support. Music can play a critical role by forming part of a routine and creating a mind-set associated with exercise and physical activity. read more
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Why understanding the science of triathlon is critical to success

Why understanding the science of triathlon is critical to success

Legendary endurance sport coach reveals how a triathlete processes energy read more
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Six Food Rules that Young Athletes and Their Families Should Follow

Six Food Rules that Young Athletes and Their Families Should Follow

Young athletes face distractions that can keep them from eating properly. From school and homework to training and competition, they don’t always pay attention to how they fuel their bodies or take the time to understand the role nutrition plays in supporting their training and goals. Heather Mangieri, a national media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, says there are six food rules that athletes, coaches, and families should employ to help bring about that understanding. read more
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Gain perspective on nationalism in the context of sport and physical activity

Gain perspective on nationalism in the context of sport and physical activity

Do you remember cheering for your favorite team or athlete during the Olympic Games? Do you have relatives or friends from outside your country who took great pride when their home country did well in the Olympics or other international sporting event? read more
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Advocating for ethical and humane sports and physical activity

Advocating for ethical and humane sports and physical activity

Some of the most powerful people in everyday aspects of sport and physical activity are parents in youth program settings, volunteer coaches, and community members who use their social roles to advance preferred forms of sport for participants, teams, and neighborhoods (e.g., national movement for open streets). read more
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