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Seven reasons why you should be working out with dumbbells

Seven reasons why you should be working out with dumbbells

While most exercise machines are expensive and can typically be used in performing only one exercise, dumbbells are relatively cheap and adaptable to a huge range of exercises. Former U.S. Olympic strength and conditioning coach Allen Hedrick says that nearly every barbell exercise you can think of can be performed with dumbbells. read more
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Setting the criteria for student learning

Setting the criteria for student learning

Some teachers think that the criteria of an assessment should be determined after the skill is assessed. read more
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Determining the Breakpoint Using the Rule of 31

Determining the Breakpoint Using the Rule of 31

An equation was developed to determine your approximate breakpoint, based on the distance of the oil pattern. read more
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Editor Search: Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology

Human Kinetics and NASPSPA have opened a search for the next Editor of JSEP. read more
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Training variables for running can lead to overuse injuries

Training variables for running can lead to overuse injuries

The training variables most often identified as risk factors for overuse running injuries include running distance, training intensity, rapid increases in weekly running distance or intensity, and stretching habits. read more
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A woman’s metabolism

A woman’s metabolism

Metabolism refers to all of the energy-requiring chemical reactions occurring inside your body. At any one time, trillions of reactions are going on inside of you, including the growth of new tissue, muscle contraction, and the breakdown of food for energy. read more
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Enable students to assess their fitness improvements over time

Enable students to assess their fitness improvements over time

A steady-state heart rate workout requires that students maintain exercise intensity and heart rate throughout the exercise session. read more
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How popular media distorts the way people look at core exercise

How popular media distorts the way people look at core exercise

Too often in American popular media, the primary focus of core exercise is placed on potential aesthetic benefits, such as “six-pack abs.” People should instead focus on the potential functional or sport performance benefits of core exercise. read more
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Swimming Posture & the Phases of Freestyle

Swimming Posture & the Phases of Freestyle

How we walk, sit, stand, and carry our posture during daily activities affects how we move in our sport. It is especially important to learn how to move from the inside to outside of the body. read more
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Personal trainers should display leadership during training sessions

Personal trainers should display leadership during training sessions

The personal trainer has a significant responsibility to the client, not only because he or she has a contractual obligation to the client but also because the client is depending on the personal trainer to reach the goals that were set in the beginning of the program. read more
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