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Determine the involved muscles and their action for any joint movement

Determine the involved muscles and their action for any joint movement

One of the most fundamental and important goals of movement analysis is identifying which specific muscles are active in producing and controlling movement at a particular joint. read more
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Components of muscle function

Components of muscle function

The control of even the simplest joint movement typically requires the cooperative action of several muscles working together as a single unit. This cooperative action is called muscle synergy. read more
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Using sport and physical activity in recovery with military veterans

Using sport and physical activity in recovery with military veterans

I was instantly drawn to the adrenaline high of the intense focus and flow of the Pilates environment. I was equally horrified at the complete total inability I had to connect my body as a whole unit. read more
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Increasing physical activity and performance through exergames

Increasing physical activity and performance through exergames

Behavior change theories and concepts for exergame design are important for enhancing the effectiveness in increasing physical activity behavior and training (Thompson, 2015). read more
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The good parenting ideal and active free play

The good parenting ideal and active free play

As children age beyond the early years and begin to gain a limited amount of independence, parents and other caregivers are actually the most frequently reported barriers to children’s engagement in AFP, primarily because of parents’ perceptions of traffic safety and "stranger danger" concerns (Carver et al., 2008; Holt, Cunningham, Sehn, Spence, Newton, & Ball, 2009). read more
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Understand the mechanical reasons for each key element

Understand the mechanical reasons for each key element

Understanding the mechanical basis behind each key element is an important step in your sequence. The first 10 chapters laid the foundations of principles of sport mechanics. read more
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Making use of angular momentum

Making use of angular momentum

When tower or springboard divers are in flight, they no longer have a large mass to push against. Any muscular action they perform while in the air causes an equal and opposite reaction to occur elsewhere in their bodies. read more
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Consider the individual athlete’s needs when developing a training plan

Consider the individual athlete’s needs when developing a training plan

Individualization is one of the main requirements of contemporary training. Individualization requires that the coach consider the athlete’s abilities, potential, and learning characteristics and the demands of the athlete’s sport, regardless of the performance level. read more
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Questions to ask yourself before the lift

Questions to ask yourself before the lift

Evaluating your lifting program gives you the chance to see if you could be doing things more effectively. read more
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Direct and Indirect Free Kicks

Direct and Indirect Free Kicks

Set pieces are a critical part of the modern game of soccer. Interestingly, they occur more frequently in the biggest matches, where emotions run high and there’s a tremendous amount of energy within the players on the field. For this reason, organization in both attack and defense in set pieces is important. read more
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