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Activate multiple muscle groups to challenge your balance

Activate multiple muscle groups to challenge your balance

6.1 Frog Jump. Equipment: None. Exercise Focus: Activates the muscles in the legs and core. read more
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Condition yourself for football success with enhanced edition of Complete Conditioning for Football

Condition yourself for football success with enhanced edition of Complete Conditioning for Football

40 video clips take you onto the gridiron and into the gym to demonstrate the most effective exercises and drills for your position, skill set, and goals. "Complete Conditioning for Football" enhanced e-book is now available through the Amazon Kindle store. Click the Amazon icon on the right of this page. read more
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13 Benefits of Strength Training for People Older Than 50

13 Benefits of Strength Training for People Older Than 50

According to Dr. Wayne Westcott, as many as 80 percent of men and women in their 50s and older have too little muscle and too much fat, leading to obesity, osteoporosis, diabetes, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, heart disease, stroke, arthritis, low back pain, and numerous types of cancer. Fortunately, muscle loss is reversible, and research reveals that resistance exercise is effective for increasing muscle mass at all ages. read more
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Seven critical variables for speed, agility, and quickness training

Seven critical variables for speed, agility, and quickness training

Athletes who want to be successful should not take a casual approach to their speed, agility, and quickness training programs. Renowned kinesiology professor Lee Brown says they should have enough of a strength base to adequately complete each exercise without undue strain, using the training as a supplement to traditional resistance training. read more
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Shoulder Injuries in Tennis

Shoulder Injuries in Tennis

The most common injury site in the shoulder is not the rotator cuff muscles themselves but rather the tendons that attach these muscles to the upper arm. There is not a lot of space inside the shoulder. When muscles fatigue or improper technique is used, it is very easy for one of the rotator cuff tendons that pass through this space to get pinched. read more
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Tennis and Energy Systems

Tennis and Energy Systems

Applying the energy system continuum to tennis is easy and helps illustrate the reason that both anaerobic and aerobic conditioning are necessary for enhancing tennis performance. Because tennis ultimately involves repetitive muscular contractions and exertion, the aerobic energy system provides the baseline energy production over the duration of a tennis match or practice session. read more
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Flexibility Training

Flexibility Training

Flexibility training is often the most overlooked component of a quality conditioning program. Some of the reasons people do not adhere to flexibility programs include the following: Stretching may not feel particularly good. The on-court benefits are not obvious to the player. read more
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Major Movements

Major Movements

Early descriptions of the split step reported both feet landing on the court simultaneously after the athlete made a small jump and then reacted left, right, forward, or backward, depending on where the ball was hit. Now it is known that good athletes react in the air during the split and land on the foot farthest from their intended target a split second ahead of their other foot. read more
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Six Physical Demands Tennis Players Must Meet

Six Physical Demands Tennis Players Must Meet

Players wanting to improve their games and reach the next level need to do more than simply play tennis to get fit; they also must get fit to play tennis. The use of powerful strokes, the repetitive nature of the game, the various court surfaces, individual game styles, and the variety of movement and stroke patterns and stances in tennis call for a proper tennis-specific conditioning program. read more
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Improve snowboard riding techniques

Improve snowboard riding techniques

Olympic gold medalist Hannah Teter teams up with Snowboard magazine editor Tawnya Schultz in Mastering Snowboarding. Step-by-step instructions and color photo sequences depict essential techniques and tricks in park, halfpipe, and backcountry snowboarding. read more
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