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Using the tall stance and the low stance in play

Using the tall stance and the low stance in play

The tall stance (figure 2.3) is used when the play does not pose an immediate threat. The goaltender stays in a more upright position than in the regular stance. read more
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Thirst as a Signal for Fluid Intake

Thirst as a Signal for Fluid Intake

"As to the taking of stimulants during the race, I will say that I know from actual experience that the full [marathon] race can be covered in creditable time without so much as a single drop of water being taken or even sponging of the head—I have done it myself. This of course is when in perfect trim." read more
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Power Play Breakouts and Double Double With a Drop

Power Play Breakouts and Double Double With a Drop

To begin, the coach shoots the puck into the corner. The five players for the power play team are on the blue line. The five players then break out using one of the following patterns. read more
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Properties of muscle and tendon

Properties of muscle and tendon

The muscle spindle fibers are the primary sensory mechanism for triggering a powerful concentric contraction in a plyometric movement. read more
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Master standard and sport-specific auxiliary lifts

Master standard and sport-specific auxiliary lifts

Auxiliary lifts are special exercises that are sport specific and help prevent injuries common in a sport. Chin-ups and lat pull-downs would be sport-specific exercises for baseball players because the latissimus dorsi muscles of the upper back internally rotate the upper arms. read more
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Posterior hip exercise technique

Posterior hip exercise technique

This technique uses a larger and slightly softer foam roller to cover more surface area and penetrate fewer layers of tissue. read more
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Getting specific: foam rolling and the foot

Getting specific: foam rolling and the foot

Foam rolling the foot can provide significant relief to tired and achy feet. In addition, foam rolling may also help the entire body move better. read more
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The research behind foam rolling

The research behind foam rolling

Foam rolling research is a hot topic, with a couple of studies published each month on either foam rolling or self-myofascial release. The following paragraphs take a brief look into the research on foam rolling. read more
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Shift to a growth mindset and unlock your full potential

Shift to a growth mindset and unlock your full potential

I harbored a fixed mindset, which is the belief that traits and abilities are fixed and cannot be changed or improved (Dweck 2013). Whenever I violated any of my (admittedly arbitrary) diet rules, I interpreted my lapse as a sign that I simply was not destined to be in amazing shape. read more
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Phenomenon of Flow

Phenomenon of Flow

On the most important day of her life, Shelby Hyatt woke up unable to breathe. The 16-year-old high school junior from Bryson City, North Carolina, swept her hands all around the nightstand trying to find her rescue inhaler, but in the pitch-blackness of an unfamiliar motel room her effort proved futile. read more
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