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Dynamic ground stretches for sports

Dynamic ground stretches for sports


The following stretches make up a dynamic progression from ground movements to standing movements. It is best to do them after a light warm-up such as an easy jog or run for 5 to 10 minutes - just enough to generate very light perspiration. The stretches engage the power nets, but they are named by the specific body regions that are targeted.


Ground Stretches

The following stretches are done on the ground. They focus on dynamic flexibility preparation of the core muscles and the fascia of your ...

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Perform a quick fascia mobility assessment

Perform a quick fascia mobility assessment


You may also refer to this as the quick test. This one is appropriate for new or old problems that are not serious injuries, and will indicate whether it will help you quickly. If it does help quickly, then the fascia mobility assessment (FMA) solved a minor problem that could have become chronic or more serious. This also indicates that you will be able to easily manage this problem and probably eliminate it so it never bothers you again.


The five quick assessment steps are as follows:


Step 1 ...

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Physical Activity for Health and Well-Being

Physical Activity for Health and Well-Being


Lifestyle physical activity is increasingly promoted in the media, as well as in health and kinesiology resources. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS) published Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans in 2008 and the updated Healthy People 2020 objectives in 2010. The focus of these guidelines and objectives is to improve Americans’ health, fitness, and quality of life through daily physical activity. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website ...

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Positive and Negative Emotions - Accent on Positive

Positive and Negative Emotions - Accent on Positive


Anxiety is an often-studied emotion, particularly in sport and exercise psychology. What are the other emotions? Take a minute and list as many emotions as you can. As with many questions in this text, there is no one correct answer. Reeve (2005) notes that various scholars have identified 2 to 10 primary emotions, along with a host of other emotions. Fear, joy, sadness, and anger are on nearly every list, including five of the emotions starring in the (2015) Disney-Pixar film, Inside Out (the ...

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Using and Evaluating Stress Management Techniques

Using and Evaluating Stress Management Techniques


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Relaxation exercises consist of both body-to-mind techniques (e.g., progressive muscle relaxation) and mind-to-body techniques (e.g., meditation). For this lab activity, you will first practice each kind of technique on your own and then apply this experience to describe how stress management techniques may be used in a professional setting.

  1. Do a progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) exercise. You can use the example provided following this lab or search for other examples online, such as
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What are fascia mobility nets?

What are fascia mobility nets?


Fascia mobility nets (FMNs) are anatomical visual aids that help you easily assess, locate, and eliminate problem areas in your body. Always visualize any individual net with extensions and layers that can branch up and down, sideways, diagonally, or in spirals and can be deep or superficial (Myers 2014). In addition, keep it firmly in mind that single nets never work alone, and in sports and in life, they are all simultaneously active to greater and lesser degrees depending on function. The ...

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