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Coaches play important role in developing athletes the Ripken Way

Coaches play important role in developing athletes the Ripken Way

Baseball gets serious fast enough. As coaches, we need to recognize this and do our best not to put too much pressure on young, developing baseball players. read more
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Shoulder Exercises

Shoulder Exercises

Exercises for the shoulders are divided into the following three categories (see table 3.1): Category 1 comprises multijoint overhead pressing exercises and upright rowing. Category 2 comprises single-joint frontal plane exercises for the shoulder musculature that target the middle head of the deltoid. Category 3 comprises single-joint transverse plane exercises for the shoulder musculature that target the posterior head of the deltoid. read more
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The Importance of Varying Exercises

The Importance of Varying Exercises

Most lifters have a limited number of favorite exercises that are staples in their routines. That’s human nature. However, although it’s OK to have your old standbys, they shouldn’t be performed at the exclusion of other movements. read more
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Volume

Volume

Volume of training pertains to the amount of work completed over a given training period (usually on a per-session or per-week basis). Volume can be expressed in a couple of ways. Commonly, it is specific to repetitions. read more
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Five surprising health benefits of tai chi

Five surprising health benefits of tai chi

Author reveals how popularity of ancient Chinese exercise is on the rise read more
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Handling compliance in an intercollegiate athletic program

Handling compliance in an intercollegiate athletic program

While attending a meeting about NCAA compliance issues, an exasperated Football Bowl Subdivision athletics director mentioned he was spending more than US$2 million per year on compliance efforts at his institution. Despite this tremendous investment, a rogue coach who chose to bend some rules had brought the entire department into question. read more
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Save a doomed workout with a better understanding of anatomy

Save a doomed workout with a better understanding of anatomy

Dr. Nick Evans, a highly regarded authority on strength training, nutrition, and weight training injuries, believes that knowledge of anatomy is the key to success for any serious bodybuilder. By taking the guesswork out of bodybuilding anatomy, he emphasizes that efforts at the gym will be more productive and efficient, producing maximum results in minimum time. read more
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Break-In Workout Programs for Beginners

Break-In Workout Programs for Beginners

If you’re just starting out or it’s been a while since you’ve done any strength training, I suggest that you perform the workout program in figure 9.1. Or, if you’re more comfortable beginning your training at home, figure 9.2 provides another beginner program that uses only body-weight and band exercises. read more
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Practice Drills

Practice Drills

Following are illustrations of several drills of each type discussed previously. read more
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10 Things to Do If You Get Lost While Trail Running

10 Things to Do If You Get Lost While Trail Running

Trail running offers the rewards of a grand adventure, from breathtaking sunrises and sunsets to glimpses of animals in their natural habitats. But with any adventure comes risk and the chances for that adventure to go awry. One of the biggest risks can be getting lost on the trail. read more
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