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Seven primary influencers of running economy

Seven primary influencers of running economy

As with many aspects of running performance, genetic differences play a major role in the variation of running economy between runners. In his new book, two-time San Francisco Marathon winner Pete Pfitzinger details the seven primary influencers of running economy—and how running economy can be significantly improved through training. read more
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Eight Principles to Prepare the Muscles for Fighting

Eight Principles to Prepare the Muscles for Fighting

It is understood that when you do strength training, the strength you gain in the gym will translate into improved performance in the ring. read more
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Why HIIT

Why HIIT

As mentioned, HIIT can offer amazing health and fitness benefits using workouts that are shorter and performed less often than aerobic activities, in which improvements come with a greater volume of training, meaning more time running, swimming, cycling, or using an aerobic machine such as a treadmill. read more
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One of the world’s fastest-growing sports has its first official book

One of the world’s fastest-growing sports has its first official book

By the end of 2013, pickleball was being played in all 50 states. Recognizing that it is among the fastest-growing sports in the world, the USAPA is releasing its first book covering pickleball’s essential techniques. "Pickleball Fundamentals" includes more than 40 drills and game-like activities that will speed the learning process while improving performance. read more
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Five Tips for Increasing Strength and Power

Five Tips for Increasing Strength and Power

Football is one of the most physical sports in all of athletics. The complete running back must have the strength to take the physical contact that happens every play. read more
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The Six Major Benefits of Maximum Interval Training

The Six Major Benefits of Maximum Interval Training

Interval training has been used by athletes for over a century, but only recently has it become a mainstream concept for developing overall fitness among athletes, coaches, and fitness enthusiasts. While there are a number of different forms of interval training, the purpose of each is the same—to get the benefits of aerobic training, anaerobic training, and even strength training in a short, intense period of time. read more
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Tips for Spare Shooting

Tips for Spare Shooting

Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action comes, stop thinking and go in. -Napoleon. Spare shooting is an area in which it’s difficult to distinguish between mental and physical aspects of the game. read more
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Get creative to manage athletic transportation budgets

Get creative to manage athletic transportation budgets

The overall athletic budget will obviously need to include transportation but cannot consume the entire pool of funds earmarked for athletics. read more
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Various personality factors affect athletic success and exercise adherence

Various personality factors affect athletic success and exercise adherence

Despite popular opinion, no distinguishable “athletic personality” has been shown to exist. That is, no consistent research findings show that athletes possess a general personality type distinct from the personality of nonathletes. read more
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Permanent Pacemakers and Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators

Permanent Pacemakers and Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators

A variety of factors contribute to optimal cardiac functioning, including atrioventricular (AV) synchronization and the chronotropic and inotropic responses to neurohormonal stimuli. Alterations in the normal sequence of atrial and ventricular filling and contraction can result in deterioration of hemodynamics and subsequent symptoms at rest, during exercise, or both. read more
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