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How Controversy Played a Part in Functional Training’s Rise to Prominence

How Controversy Played a Part in Functional Training’s Rise to Prominence

The initial growth period of functional training was not without controversy and detractors, which resulted from misperceptions based on lack of information and limited exposure. In "New Functional Training for Sports," Michael Boyle says a faction of proponents of functional training wanted to deliver a clear message that functional training should be done without machines, should be done standing, and should be multijoint. read more
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Increase flexibility, reduce injury, with enhanced edition of Stretching Anatomy

Increase flexibility, reduce injury, with enhanced edition of Stretching Anatomy

Stretching Anatomy, Second Edition: Enhanced Edition combines step-by-step instructions, visually stunning illustrations, interactive muscle identifiers, and several videos to feature the top stretches for the neck; shoulders, back, and chest; arms, wrists, and hands; lower trunk; hips, knees and thighs; and feet and calves. read more
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Kickoff coverage vital in controlling field position

Kickoff coverage vital in controlling field position

Kickoff coverage is a vital part of a team’s quest to control field position. When you pin an opponent deep in his own territory, you dictate his offensive options. read more
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Practice Well

Practice Well

The message throughout Hockey Tough is that practice builds confidence and it also sharpens skills. Practice helps you know that you are physically and mentally prepared, that you have the energy, the focus, the skill, and the determination to execute your ABCs. read more
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Changing Channels or Parking It = Being in Control

Changing Channels or Parking It = Being in Control

Some sport psychologists have used the concept park it to describe the experience of tuning out distracting, negative, or irrelevant thoughts and staying tuned in to what’s appropriate. If a thought comes to mind that’s not going to help you perform or can interfere with your on-ice performance, change the channel and park it. read more
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Managing Your Mind

Managing Your Mind

The way you manage your thinking and feelings (your mind) is basic to how you perform. It’s up to you. Improving your game begins with taking responsibility for managing your mind. I believe there are three key operating principles for managing your mind effectively. read more
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Age Considerations in Therapeutic Exercise

Age Considerations in Therapeutic Exercise

The prepubescent, midpubescent, and postpubescent age groups vary greatly in physical and psychological maturity. Rehabilitation clinicians must be aware of these variations in order to provide the best possible rehabilitation programs for people in all age groups. read more
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Using Therapeutic Exercise Before Orthopedic Surgery

Using Therapeutic Exercise Before Orthopedic Surgery

Prehabilitation is the use of therapeutic exercises in advance of a surgical procedure to improve the functional capacity of the patient so that the patient may withstand the effects of inactivity after an orthopedic surgery. read more
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Strength Training Program Essentials

Strength Training Program Essentials

The position stand provided the recommended quality and quantity of exercise for developing and maintaining cardiorespiratory and muscular fitness and flexibility in healthy adults. read more
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Anterior and Middle Scalenes

Anterior and Middle Scalenes

The anterior and middle scalenes share an anatomical significance and are of critical importance when thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) is suspected. Because the neurovascular bundle (brachial plexus and subclavian artery and vein) of the cervical spine passes between these two muscles, hypertonicity of these muscles can impinge on the bundle and lead to TOS. read more
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