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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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Common Obstacles for Muscular Endurance

Common Obstacles for Muscular Endurance

Endurance is the greatest physical requirement in being prepared for an obstacle race. Endurance covers both aerobic capacity and muscular ability. Aerobic endurance taxes your cardiovascular and respiratory systems, while muscular endurance challenges the capacity of your muscular and skeletal systems to perform sustained work over time. read more
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Energy Systems

Energy Systems

Simply put, energy is the ability to do work, and this includes all human movement and activity. (And you will need a lot of it to get you through not only an obstacle course race but also the challenging training sessions leading up to your event.) Energy systems refer to the specific mechanisms in which energy is produced and used by your body. 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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Early Childhood Program Standards and Learning Objectives

Early Childhood Program Standards and Learning Objectives

The development of early childhood physical education programs should be aligned with best practices in early childhood education and early childhood special education. Young children experiencing delays in their motor development should receive opportunities and instruction designed to parallel what their same-age peers receive but modified to address individual challenges. read more
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Implications for teaching physical education to children with ASD

Implications for teaching physical education to children with ASD

The following section provides an overview of implications for teaching physical education to children with ASD - specifically, assessment, activity selection, and instructional and management techniques. read more
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Specific Approaches for Physical Education and Sport

Specific Approaches for Physical Education and Sport

This section provides two examples of specific approaches used in physical education and sport for students with behavioral disorders. The humanistic orientation can be used with all students, including those who have milder forms of behavioral disorders; educators working with students who have mild and severe behavioral difficulties employ the behavioral approach. read more
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Test Instruments Used in Adapted Physical Education

Test Instruments Used in Adapted Physical Education

Many published tests are available to physical educators. Most of these tests are standardized and tend to have established levels of validity and reliability, provide norm-referenced or criterion-referenced standards, and require controlled testing environments. read more
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The story of Loretta Claiborne

The story of Loretta Claiborne

Loretta Claiborne was born with visual impairments, clubbed feet, and intellectual disabilities in the projects of York, Pennsylvania. After several surgeries to enable vision and correct her clubbed feet, she finally walked at the age of 4 and talked at the age of 7. read more
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Career options for sport communication: Five segments

Career options for sport communication: Five segments

This chapter describes the five major career segments of sport communication (see figure 2.1): management, media, support services, entertainment, and other opportunities. Consider the Sport Communication at Work profile for this chapter: Where would Nguyen be classified? read more
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