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How to Overcome the Three Biggest Barriers to Exercise

How to Overcome the Three Biggest Barriers to Exercise

Using the best of a variety of exercise forms, including fitness, yoga, Pilates, and barre, fusion workouts are proving to be an exciting and innovative way to get fit, build strength, change body composition, and feel good. Helen Vanderburg, creator and program developer of Fusion Fitness Training, says the distinct blending of fusion workouts is an efficient way to gain strength, muscle definition, endurance, flexibility, and balance. read more
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Balance and Core Exercises

Balance and Core Exercises

The following balance and core exercises will help you develop obstacle-specific balance and core stability for crawling through tunnels or low barriers (barbed wire, netted rope, wood planks) and walking over narrow beams as well as slippery and other unsteady surfaces. read more
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Line of Delivery

Line of Delivery

Throwing your shots down the right line is the next critical component in developing your overall shot-making abilities. Sliding down the proper line starts with a good understanding of what the slide path actually looks like. read more
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Guiding research for the direction and development of grade-level outcomes

Guiding research for the direction and development of grade-level outcomes

In reviewing the current literature in physical education, the task force identified several areas as critical to the direction and development of grade-level outcomes: motor skill competency, student engagement and intrinsic motivation, instructional climate, gender differences, lifetime activity approach and physical activity. 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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Six-Steps in Curriculum Planning

Six-Steps in Curriculum Planning

Curriculum design protocols are similar regardless of content area. Here is a six-step approach to the process. read more
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Movement Framework for Developmental Gymnastics

Movement Framework for Developmental Gymnastics

The Active Child illustration (figure 21.1) depicts the developmental gymnastics movement-framework categories, which include gymnastics actions (balance, rolling, step-like action, and flight) and the movement concepts (body, space, effort, and relationship). read more
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Stability Skills: Step-Like Actions

Stability Skills: Step-Like Actions

The learning outcomes in step-like actions all help develop upper-body strength. Specifically, weight is transferred momentarily from the feet and hands to the arms, which strengthens the muscles in the back, trunk, and arms. read more
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What is Fat?

What is Fat?

Having adequate body fat is also essential for health and performance. read more
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Postconcussion Syndrome

Postconcussion Syndrome

A concussion is a traumatically induced disturbance in brain function that may or may not involve the loss of consciousness (Reddy 2011). Injury to the brain is mainly considered a neurometabolic dysfunction, which occurs as a result of imparted linear and rotational forces to the brain within the cranial vault (Herring et al. 2011). read more
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