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Docide

Docide

From what you have already read in this book, it has probably become clear to you that the doing side of deciding has the greatest positive effect on your performance and your life. Three critical steps are present in dociding. read more
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Two Inside Zone Drills

Two Inside Zone Drills

If the center calls for help from the play-side guard (figure 9.5), the guard should use the drive block technique with his outside foot over and up. read more
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The principles of the profession remain at its core today

The principles of the profession remain at its core today

The profession of campus recreational sports was founded on principles that remain at its core today: professional development of practitioners, nurturing of student learning and development, and dedication to promoting lifelong learning and healthy lifestyles for students and other members of the university community. Successful prospective professionals demonstrate a commitment to and understanding of these core principles. read more
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Normal ranges of body weight and body fat

Normal ranges of body weight and body fat

Different sports have different requirements in terms of body composition. What is the proper body fat percentage for the average population versus that for athletes? read more
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Testing a bench press

Testing a bench press

This test item and its procedures were modified from Johnson and Lavay (1989). In it, participants perform as many bench presses as possible (to a maximum of 50 for males and 30 for females). The test is designed as a measure of upper-extremity (particularly elbow-extension) strength and endurance. read more
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Positions of the Feet

Positions of the Feet

Jazz dance class uses both parallel foot positions and turned-out foot positions. In parallel foot positions, the feet may be side by side, apart at the distance of the center of the hip sockets, or in a wide position. read more
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Understand the General Adaptation Syndrome Model

Understand the General Adaptation Syndrome Model

The seminal work of Canadian physiologist Hans Selye, the general adaptation syndrome (GAS) model, forms the basis of many discussions regarding the monitoring of physiological stress. As outlined in chapter 1, the aim of training is to provide a stimulus that improves performance. read more
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Learn the steps to create an effective in-house research project

Learn the steps to create an effective in-house research project

Many practitioners cannot afford to wait for published research to confirm the efficacy of a particular monitoring approach. Being able to design and undertake an in-house research project can be a useful skill. read more
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Review monitoring results to modify training plans

Review monitoring results to modify training plans

Figure 8.3 shows a report provided to an athlete and other practitioners. Although electronic and paper formats are popular, practitioners should not be afraid to try alternative approaches to get their messages across. read more
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Emergence of a Competency-Based Approach to Outdoor Leadership

Emergence of a Competency-Based Approach to Outdoor Leadership

A competency-based approach to outdoor leadership began to emerge during the 1980s through a series of studies aimed at identifying the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics considered to be essential to effective outdoor leadership. read more
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