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Principles and Components of Cooling Down

Principles and Components of Cooling Down

The purpose of a cool-down is to gradually return the body to its normal functioning; again the key word here is ‘gradually’. read more
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Strategies for Minimizing Off-Task Behavior

Strategies for Minimizing Off-Task Behavior

Appropriate on-task behavior is often described as students behaving positively in a way that is consistent with the goals of the educational setting (Siedentop & Tannehill, 2000). A class of students who are on task most of the lesson contributes to a positive learning environment and is unlikely to present discipline problems. read more
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Tips for Spare Shooting

Tips for Spare Shooting

Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action comes, stop thinking and go in. -Napoleon. Spare shooting is an area in which it’s difficult to distinguish between mental and physical aspects of the game. read more
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Nutrition and overall health

Nutrition and overall health

Researchers of nearly all chronic diseases have studied the role of nutrition. (The term chronic is used to refer to diseases that often begin at a younger age and develop over time.) read more
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Lower Body Stretches for Pregnancy

Lower Body Stretches for Pregnancy

Begin on your hands and knees (a). Slide your right knee up so that it is on the floor under your right shoulder and twist your lower leg so that your right foot is on the floor under your left hip. read more
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Develop strength to add power to your stroke

Develop strength to add power to your stroke

To develop strength in the lats and the muscles of the upper back, some of the most important muscles for generating the power behind your pull. read more
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Improve head and body position to breathe more effectively

Improve head and body position to breathe more effectively

Getting enough air while swimming in open water is critically important. This drill and the next two drills are designed to help you improve your head and body position so that you can breathe effectively in open water. read more
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Learn more about the freestyle stroke

Learn more about the freestyle stroke

Freestyle is the fastest of the competitive strokes. In competition, however, swimmers often try to speed up by moving their arms faster through the air. They try so hard that their strokes deteriorate, slowing them down. read more
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Explore the core in new and interesting ways

Explore the core in new and interesting ways

You might hear a lot of talk these days about the importance of the core. "Core strength" and "core stability" are just a few of the common terms that you have probably heard at some point in your yoga and fitness journey. read more
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Use movement to focus on spinal articulation

Use movement to focus on spinal articulation

This series focuses on spinal articulation from a reclined, kneeling, and belly-down position. Perform the movements slowly while visualizing each vertebra as a pearl on a string, each pearl moving when it is ready. read more
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