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The 11 strategies for changing your behavior to reach fitness goals

The 11 strategies for changing your behavior to reach fitness goals

Whether it’s taking on the challenge of eating healthier, stopping smoking, or beginning an exercise program, relying on willpower alone will lead to nothing but failure. Setting out on a fitness journey requires strategies for achieving a change in behavior. As American Council on Exercise (ACE) master trainer Nancy L. Naternicola points out in her book, Fitness: Steps to Success, you need to be able to answer questions such as how you will exercise regularly instead of sporadically or how you read more
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The risk of stress and inactivity for law enforcement

The risk of stress and inactivity for law enforcement

In an FBI (1988) training survey of local law enforcement agencies, stress management was rated the number one in-service training need. Several studies over the years have suggested that law enforcement is significantly more stressful than other occupations, and just slightly less stressful than firefighting. read more
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Stride Jump

Stride Jump

A long, sturdy bench, rectangular box, or row of bleachers or stadium steps is required for the stride jump. This exercise is excellent for any sport or activity that requires good projection of the hips from a single-leg or alternating-leg movement. read more
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Upper-Body Power Development

Upper-Body Power Development

Plyometric training is the coordinated use of the entire body in the expression of power. Those powerful movements employ the upper body as they traverse the center of the torso, involving the motions of tossing, passing, and throwing, and their subcategories of swinging, pushing, punching, and stroking. read more
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Offensive and Defensive Drills

Offensive and Defensive Drills

During a man-down defense because of a penalty, use your best six offensive players in an extra-man offense (EMO). Each must have a high lacrosse IQ, which enables them to read the defense and learn to take what the defense gives them. read more
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Stick Handling and Ground Balls

Stick Handling and Ground Balls

Mastering fundamental lacrosse skills is vital to keeping your team in the game. All are skills a team can control and none requires special athletic skills. This chapter covers stick handling and ground balls. read more
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Standard Based Learning in elementary physical education

Standard Based Learning in elementary physical education

How do you know what your students are learning in your elementary classroom? Join Rich Wiles and Judy Schmid, co-authors of Physical Education Digital Library K-5, for an informative webinar that will introduce professionals to Standard Based Learning in physical education and show instructional implementation of the Physical Education Digital Library K-5 (PEDL). read more
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The top 10 ways to develop an arm workout program

The top 10 ways to develop an arm workout program

Developing an arm workout program should always begin with a weightlifter defining his or her goals. read more
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Essential warm-up techniques for resistance training

Essential warm-up techniques for resistance training

The warm-up is an essential introductory part of the training session that helps participants prepare both mentally and physically for the training session. Warm-up techniques can be broadly classified into two major categories: passive warm-ups and active warm-ups. read more
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Understanding energy systems training

Understanding energy systems training

Coaches without real knowledge of energy systems often intuitively develop programs that train the dominant energy system for their sport. For instance, sprint coaches intuitively train their athletes with sprint distances even though they are unfamiliar with the benefits of such training on the nervous system and the anaerobic energy systems. read more
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