Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning-3rd Edition
Stretching has long been used in a warm-up, with the aim of enhancing performance and reducing the risk of injury.
Fundamental Weight Training eBook
The chest is responsible for many arm movements such as throwing, pushing, and hitting.
Jump Rope Training-2nd Edition
Techniques for establishing your training baselines and testing your conditioning and proficiency.
For endurance athletes, the normal progression of fitness begins by developing a good aerobic base (see figure 3.1).
Caffeine for Sports Performance eBook
In the late 1990s, our excitable colleague, Dr. Dave Martin, returned from a professional cycling race with an improbable story.
Stretching Anatomy-2nd Edition
Ideally, dynamic stretches are done as part of a warm-up program just before engaging in an activity.
Kettlebell Training eBook
Along with each program, we also briefly discuss the primary movement patterns and qualities employed in the sport.
Facilitated Stretching 4th Edition eBook
Proponents of stretching claim it helps prevent injuries, prevents soreness, improves performance, promotes body awareness, stimulates blood flow, and is mentally relaxing and centering.
High-Performance Training for Sports eBook
In high-level sport, small elevations in performance can have a significant impact on performance outcomes and can differentiate between winning and losing.
Pacing in sport is critical for reaching an end point, the finish, in the shortest possible time or ahead of the competition. In many sports, the objective is to outscore the competition; in those sports pacing is often used tactically to score at the right time, when chances of success are most likely.
Endurance athletes often believe the more they train, the better the results. But according to the NSCA’s Ben Reuter, recovery time is just as important when developing an effective endurance training program.