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Improve overall conditioning with these basic jump rope techniques

Improve overall conditioning with these basic jump rope techniques

Techniques for establishing your training baselines and testing your conditioning and proficiency. read more
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Determine the best massage therapy practices for older adult populations

Determine the best massage therapy practices for older adult populations

While consumers identify MT as a favored treatment option (Barnes, Bloom, and Nahin 2008), there is no conclusive evidence supporting any specific MT techniques for the medical conditions common to older adults. read more
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Maximizing Muscle Strength

Maximizing Muscle Strength

Training to maximize strength tends to be a much simpler pursuit than training to maximize muscle mass. The basic workout samples provided with the training splits discussed in chapter 8 are from tried-and-true training programs that work exceptionally well when the resistance used and reps performed are cycled. read more
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The Squat, Including Dumbbell Variations

The Squat, Including Dumbbell Variations

The squat belongs in the basic, multiple-joint exercise category because the hip, knee, and ankle joints are mobilized. As a result, the squat recruits many muscles in addition to the quadriceps: the glutes, hamstrings, lumbar muscles, and calves. read more
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Provide an estimate of total body volume with hydrostatic weighing

Provide an estimate of total body volume with hydrostatic weighing

Hydrostatic weighing (HW) is a valid, reliable, and widely used laboratory method for assessing total Db. Hydrostatic weighing provides an estimate of total body volume (BV) from the water displaced by the body’s volume. read more
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How much should I weigh?

How much should I weigh?

The fat measurement helps put in perspective the proportion of an athlete’s body that is muscle, bone, essential fat, and excess flab. read more
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Use a fun activity to teach students to recycle paper

Use a fun activity to teach students to recycle paper

The choices we make every day have an impact on the environment. When we throw stuff away it usually ends up in a landfill, a giant garbage dump where we bury trash. read more
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Go by your gut with preexercise foods

Go by your gut with preexercise foods

Preexercise foods that settle comfortably can enhance stamina, endurance, strength, and enjoyment. read more
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Determine protein requirements for young athletes

Determine protein requirements for young athletes

It’s generally accepted that the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA)—-the standard nutritionists use to assess adequacy of a diet—-for protein is too low for athletes. read more
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Strengthen the triceps

Strengthen the triceps

The triceps muscle is located at the back of the arm and is used not only to straighten the arm but also to keep the elbow from moving when performing fine movements of the forearm, such as writing. The triceps muscle is also involved in pushing actions, as in opening doors. read more
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