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Guided Discovery

Guided Discovery

A coaching method that goes somewhat towards combining aspects of both the drill and the games approaches is the guided discovery technique. read more
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Program Design and Sample Training Approaches

Program Design and Sample Training Approaches

The principle of specificity requires training to mirror the demands of the occupational specialty. To best prepare for the physiological demands of load carriage, military personnel should train using complex, multijoint movements, with an emphasis on upper body and lower body strength and power development, in addition to posterior chain development. read more
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Barbell upright row

Barbell upright row

Stand with the feet shoulder-width apart, maintaining upright posture with the knees slightly bent. read more
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Family differences

Family differences

When two of my kids were in third and fifth grades, they both had early school lunch periods and came home from school extremely hungry. They did not need an after-school snack; they needed a meal. My solution was to serve dinner at 4 p.m. and then a mini-meal around 7:00 p.m. read more
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Combining the Athlete and the Wheelchair

Combining the Athlete and the Wheelchair

The process of combining the athlete and the wheelchair into a sport system varies depending on the specific sport. However, some general principles can be applied with regard to fitting the wheelchair itself. Additionally, there are some specific performance considerations for racing wheelchairs and court chairs. read more
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Finding and Maintaining Passion in Your Players

Finding and Maintaining Passion in Your Players

I was sitting at a softball field recently, recruiting and taking in a travel ball game. Truthfully, I was not seeing the best talent, and I was not properly equipped for the cold and wind. It was not one of my best days. read more
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Ankle and Foot Injuries in Dancers

Ankle and Foot Injuries in Dancers

Very large forces are generated and absorbed in the ankle - foot complex in dance. For example, ankle joint compression forces have been calculated to reach 5 times body weight during walking and 9 to 13 times body weight during running (Hamill and Knutzen, 2009). read more
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How you should measure the effectiveness of your sustainability initiatives

How you should measure the effectiveness of your sustainability initiatives

As you build your operating practices, consider how you will measure the effectiveness of your sustainability initiatives. read more
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Addressing mental health issues in the athlete

Addressing mental health issues in the athlete

Everyone has symptoms of some type of mental health issue at some time in life when one or several stressors overwhelm the person’s ability to self-regulate or repair. The symptoms are usually, and arbitrarily, labeled either physical or mental. read more
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How to identify celiac disease

How to identify celiac disease

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that affects the gastrointestinal tract and is thought to be triggered by dietary gluten in affected individuals. The disease is characterized by chronic inflammation of the small intestinal mucosa, which leads to atrophy of the small intestinal villi and subsequent malabsorption (Pelkowski and Viera 2014). read more
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