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All coaches should strive to fulfill these six primary functions

All coaches should strive to fulfill these six primary functions

The primary functions of coaches have been extensively researched in recent years. read more
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Hal Higdon's Eight Tips for Mastering Good Running Form

Hal Higdon's Eight Tips for Mastering Good Running Form

Running guru and best-selling author Hal Higdon, a Runner’s World contributing editor, admits that he is inclined to tell beginning runners to just go out and run and not worry about whether or not they look good as runners. But he agrees with the veteran runners and believes based on his own experiences and those of Coach Roy Benson that there are eight areas to consider when it comes to good running form. 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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How today's elite athletes can thrive by instilling some business sense

How today's elite athletes can thrive by instilling some business sense

Although many of the gold medals in Sochi during the Winter Olympics went to individual athletes, those medals actually symbolize team success and the processes that supported the individual—much like those found at the world’s top businesses. 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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Determining load according to fiber type

Determining load according to fiber type

Hypertrophy can be achieved in all loading zones. Low-load training emphasizes metabolic stress and promotes the greatest increases in local muscular endurance, whereas low-repetition, high-load training requires high mechanical tension and enhances the ability to lift heavier loads as a result of greater neural adaptations. read more
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Seven reasons why you should be working out with dumbbells

Seven reasons why you should be working out with dumbbells

While most exercise machines are expensive and can typically be used in performing only one exercise, dumbbells are relatively cheap and adaptable to a huge range of exercises. Former U.S. Olympic strength and conditioning coach Allen Hedrick says that nearly every barbell exercise you can think of can be performed with dumbbells. read more
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Gender imbalances persist in sport leadership at the Olympic level

Gender imbalances persist in sport leadership at the Olympic level

The Olympic Games are the pinnacle sporting event for athletes, with more than 10,500 athletes competing in the Summer Games and just over 2,500 athletes in the Winter Games. At the most recent Summer Games in London, women constituted their highest percentage of participants ever, with 44.3 percent (4,751) competing for 205 national Olympic committees. read more
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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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Preparing defensive game plan key to winning

Preparing defensive game plan key to winning

First let me say that we feel defense is the key and essence to winning football. We will make any sacrifice in our program to help our defense. I would like to share our thoughts on how we prepare our defensive team during game week. The first read more
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