Thursday, November 23, 2017

Fitness

Why Exercise?

You’ve probably heard countless times how exercise is “good for you.” But did you know that it can actually help you feel good, too? Getting the right amount of exercise can rev up your energy levels and even help improve your mood. Rewards and Benefits Experts recommend that teens get 60 minutes or more of moderate to vigorous physical activity each …

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Shoulder Mobility: Two Exercises to Improve Your Mobility

Good shoulder mobility can not only improve shoulder function, but also improve performance and limit injuries. With athletes now specializing in one sport at an early age and many of them increasing their training outside of their sport, their shoulders can lose the flexibility and strength needed to perform at their best. Since most sports primarily use the “pushing” muscles …

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Strength Training: Well Balanced Training Is Key To Success

Strength training is a vital part of a balanced exercise routine that includes aerobic activity and flexibility exercises. Regular aerobic exercise, such as running or using a stationary bike, makes your muscles use oxygen more efficiently and strengthens your heart and lungs. When you strength train with weights, you’re using your muscles to work against the extra pounds (this concept …

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Heat Illness in High School Athletes

By Jason Bennett, DA, ATC, Associate Professor at Chapman University The Centers for Disease Control reported that heat illness was a leading cause of death and disability of high school athletes from 2005-2009 (Yard, et al., 2010). Fortunately, heat illness is 100% preventable with the appropriate knowledge and procedures in place. While about 70% of high school athletes who suffer …

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Strains & Pains: Knowing the Difference Between Being Hurt or Injured

f you’re an active person, you’ll probably get a sprain or a strain at some point. They’re common injuries, especially for people who play hard or are into sports. Let’s find out more about them. What are Strains and Sprains? Muscles contract and relax (almost like rubber bands) to help your body move. So a strain is exactly what it …

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Trying To Build Muscle? 6 Tips to Help You

Gaining weight and building muscle can be the toughest and most concerning task for many young athletes on a quest to achieve athletic success. Building muscle is important in any sport you are involved in. It benefits you physically and it can provide a psychological advantage to you on the field, court, or ice. But for some reason, no matter …

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Speed Training Warm-ups

How to warm-up the body for sprinting activities By Coach Dixon I believe the warm-up should take about 20 – 30 minutes to raise the core temperature and get your muscles ready for sprinting. The warm-ups are done from low intensity to high intensity with each segment and rep. The intensity of the workout scheduled for the day will determine …

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