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Exercise progressions to take your workout to the next level

Exercise progressions to take your workout to the next level

Using the correct exercises at the appropriate time in a training program is key to ensuring enough stimulation for a positive adaptation but without creating excessive stress that can lead to injury. 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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Authentic Assessment

Authentic Assessment

Researchers have indicated that standardized testing protocols may present challenges in adapted physical education. For example, Block (2016) noted that outcomes from standardized tests have been misused in determining IEP goals and objectives. read more
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Functional Approach in Transition Planning

Functional Approach in Transition Planning

The functional approach in transition planning is used to create appropriate goals in physical education. This model is based off the work of Flexer et al. (2013) and incorporates legal requirements and best practices in special education. read more
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Legislative Mandates: A Historical Perspective

Legislative Mandates: A Historical Perspective

Educating students with disabilities was not always required. In fact, before much attention was paid to the subject, several parent activist groups filed suit on behalf of their children with disabilities who were being denied education. read more
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Using Body Composition Methods to Identify Cachexia in Cancer Patients

Using Body Composition Methods to Identify Cachexia in Cancer Patients

Cachexia is not simply weight loss. In some cancer populations, such as patients with early-stage breast cancer, weight gain is actually a more common occurrence that is associated with poor prognosis. read more
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Anaerobic Testing

Anaerobic Testing

To accurately determine baseline status in order to guide exercise prescription development and determine whether adaptations occur in response to the exercise training stimulus, one needs to be able to precisely measure the variables of interest. read more
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Exercise Genomics

Exercise Genomics

The rapidly expanding field of exercise genomics advances our understanding of the preventive and therapeutic properties of exercise by increasing our knowledge about the physiology of exercise and human behavior. 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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 Scoop, or Combination, Block

Scoop, or Combination, Block

View a drill from Football Skills & Drills, Second Edition. read more
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