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Origins of Musical Theatre Dance

Origins of Musical Theatre Dance

The first dramas that included music and dance were presented by the Greeks in the 5th century BCE. Those dramas served as models for the Romans, who expanded the dance element. read more
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Seven critical variables for speed, agility, and quickness training

Seven critical variables for speed, agility, and quickness training

Athletes who want to be successful should not take a casual approach to their speed, agility, and quickness training programs. Renowned kinesiology professor Lee Brown says they should have enough of a strength base to adequately complete each exercise without undue strain, using the training as a supplement to traditional resistance training. read more
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Program Design and Sample Training Approaches

Program Design and Sample Training Approaches

The principle of specificity requires training to mirror the demands of the occupational specialty. To best prepare for the physiological demands of load carriage, military personnel should train using complex, multijoint movements, with an emphasis on upper body and lower body strength and power development, in addition to posterior chain development. read more
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Nutrient Needs During Deployment and Shift Work

Nutrient Needs During Deployment and Shift Work

Deployment and shift work are realities for the tactical athlete and can negatively affect sleep, physical performance, cognition, and immune function. Besides practicing good sleep, nutritional strategies may help reset the circadian rhythm. read more
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Plan to meet the standard of care

Plan to meet the standard of care

Failure to meet the standard is negligence, and the person proven negligent is liable for any damages caused by such negligence. The standard is not subject to a precise definition and is judged on a case-by-case basis. read more
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Maintain a solid strength-to-weight ratio

Maintain a solid strength-to-weight ratio

The strength-to-weight ratio is critically important in virtually all athletic endeavors, so athletes are rightly interested in ways to improve or sustain muscle mass. read more
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Learn to play a game of tag with verbal cues

Learn to play a game of tag with verbal cues

Tag, You’re It! helps students learn how to play the game of tag with the help of visual cues. read more
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Descriptions and guidelines of assessments appropriate for public scholarship

Descriptions and guidelines of assessments appropriate for public scholarship

Throughout this book, many examples of assessment are presented in the context of specific programs and projects. read more
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Busting a Culture of Athlete Entitlement

Busting a Culture of Athlete Entitlement

I frequently hear coaches lament that today’s athletes are more self-centered. This widely held belief is often attributed to growing up in what is sometimes referred to as the ‘selfie age’. read more
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Jumps

Jumps

Many types of jumping movements can be readily arranged into a progressive curriculum by the imaginative coach who is able to link the principles of sound technique to the jumping context. read more
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