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Conditioning

Conditioning

Hockey players want to be just as fast and as powerful late in a game as they were at the beginning of the game, so devising a proper conditioning protocol is a critical area for a strength and conditioning coach. Although the coach’s job is to help hockey players become stronger and faster, conditioning is also part of the job description. 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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How athletes can use pacing as their secret weapon

How athletes can use pacing as their secret weapon

In virtually every type of athletic endeavor, pacing is a prerequisite for success. Athletes must maintain enough metabolic capacity to avoid fatiguing before the end of an event or game, requiring the implementation of a pacing strategy. read more
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Why Everyone Involved With a Soccer Team Needs to Understand Soccer Science

Why Everyone Involved With a Soccer Team Needs to Understand Soccer Science

Over the past few decades, the demand for soccer scientists and performance consultants has been growing as a result of the soccer world’s intense focus on achieving the best results possible. Researchers have developed a greater understanding of how the human body reacts to exercise, training, various environments, and many other stimuli. read more
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Types of Layups and Related Drills

Types of Layups and Related Drills

The layup is one of the highest-percentage shots in basketball; it is second only to the dunk. Proper finishing fundamentals are important in this low skill, high-accuracy inside shot. Let’s review several of the most common layups. read more
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Shoulder Injuries in Tennis

Shoulder Injuries in Tennis

The most common injury site in the shoulder is not the rotator cuff muscles themselves but rather the tendons that attach these muscles to the upper arm. There is not a lot of space inside the shoulder. When muscles fatigue or improper technique is used, it is very easy for one of the rotator cuff tendons that pass through this space to get pinched. read more
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Mental toughness or mental pliability?

Mental toughness or mental pliability?

To begin this section, let’s first challenge some of the terminology that has been used in the field of sport psychology and offer a different perspective on the much-overused concept of mental toughness. read more
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Quick leg action and agility exercises

Quick leg action and agility exercises

Forward Crossover. Focus: quick leg action, agility. Moving left, the right leg crosses in front of the left leg for 10 meters or yards in each direction. Repeat. read more
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Burnout in Youth Sport

Burnout in Youth Sport

"I don’t know, Mom, I just feel burned out." As a parent, what would you do if you heard this? We all have a vague understanding of burnout, but should we advise our kids to drop out, take a break, make some changes, or suck it up? read more
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Enjoy learning to ride

Enjoy learning to ride

Enjoy learning to ride read more
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