It�s important to work the upper back muscles to prevent poor posture as well as shoulder and neck problems.
Optimizing Strength Training eBook
Maximize your ability to optimally perform training on a given day.
Developing Agility and Quickness
Athletes who can move faster than their opponents have an advantage. For example, a faster athlete may be able to get to a ball more quickly than a competitor or may even outrun a pursuer.
"As to the taking of stimulants during the race, I will say that I know from actual experience that the full [marathon] race can be covered in creditable time without so much as a single drop of water being taken or even sponging of the head�I have done it myself. This of course is when in perfect trim."
Marathon runners were not alone in this belief. Cyclists in the race that was considered the ultimate physical challenge�the Tour de France�were advised similarly: �Avoid drinking when racing, especially in hot weather. Drink as little as possible, and with the liquid not too cold. It is only a question of will power.
Developing Speed eBook
Performing acceleration drills from specific starting conditions allows evaluation of the athlete�s technique for sport-specific situations.
These exercises are the key skills and techniques that you will build your programs around, as you will see later in the book.
As I mentioned in the introduction, this book is not meant to be a review of research studies on the benefits of high-intensity training (HIT). I want you to jump in, start training, and get the results you are looking for. However, it�s always good to understand the thinking and mechanisms behind any training plan you engage in.
Bodybuilding Anatomy-2nd Edition
Facing the machine, hook one heel under the roller pad and support your
weight with the other leg.
Maximum Interval Training
Besides offering the normal benefits of the wave, this variation requires you to develop balance to perform the exercise. This variation also develops the muscles of the ankle, foot, and shin, which will have to work hard to keep you standing.
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.