There are four basic functions of the torso muscles.
Tapering and Peaking for Optimal Performance
Bob Bowman, most recently known for his successful coaching of Michael Phelps in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, offers advice on the planning phase of tapering for elite swimmers.
Core Assessment and Training
Pain in the TFL is common for certain types of athletes such as distance runners. Likewise, irritation to the ITB has been a source of pain for those who ramp up their training mileage too quickly and those who train incorrectly.
Wheelchair sport can increase confidence and self-esteem, and it may provide people with a positive outlook on life. There is a wheelchair sport for almost everyone who wants to participate and for any level of expertise, from novice through to Paralympic competition.
Full-Body Flexibility 2nd Edition eBook
We use our forearms, wrists, and fingers to perform many repetitive tasks, such as typing on a keyboard.
The Athlete's Clock
Athletes do their best to realize their genetic gifts and hard work in just a few clicks of the clock called competition. This phenomenon is seen through moments in time that serve to define the essence of sports itself.
Body Trainer for Men
Taking care of your body is no different from owning a dog: Feed it, water it and make sure it gets plenty of exercise. But you don�t need to work, well, like a dog to live a healthy, long life. All you need to do is clue in to the benefits of exercise.
People sometimes have a tendency to emphasize the upper body in strength training programs because they often equate being strong and powerful with having big arms or a big chest. In reality, however, most sports are lower-body dominant.
Sport scientists have demonstrated the detrimental effects of fatigue during extended tennis play. After about an hour of tennis play, hitting inaccuracy, unforced errors, and mental mistakes begin to creep in; serve and stroke velocity decline; and speed of running to the ball decreases.
Fitness Weight Training 3rd Edition eBook
This chapter describes two steps to follow as you prepare for your first workout. Completing these steps will enable you to start your program and prepare a workout (log) sheet for your workouts.
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.