December 07, 2014
With new research being conducted daily in the area of sports, there is still some value in studies that were released decades ago. Take The Wilson Report: Moms, Dads, Daughters and Sports, for instance. This was a study revealed by Wilson Sporting Goods and The Women’s Sports Foundation which was initially presented in June of 1988. Even though some of the statistics have most probably changed in the last 25 years, some of the underlying thoughts have likely stayed the same. For example, this report found that 70 percent of the 513 young girls who participated in sports had...
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December 05, 2014
If you are a female and your goal is to become a pro or amateur athlete, the last thing you want to do is make an ill informed decision, especially when it comes to something this big. So, there are a couple of things you should know before making this choice, and they have been provided courtesy of the Women’s Sports Foundation, an organization “dedicated to advancing the lives of girls and women through sports and physical activity” that has been in existence since 1974, thanks to its founder and tennis legend, Billie Jean King. In a report titled...
team training -
June 11, 2014
Reaction is all about your body’s ability to respond both quickly and effectively to changes in the world around it. And increasing your reaction means that you’re able to take action right when you notice that change, allowing you to stay one step ahead of your competitor by knowing how to respond to their actions almost immediately. Although sports often require a quick reaction, so does life in general. For instance, if your little one darts out into the road, you want to be able to respond quickly and appropriately to pull them back and protect them from danger. ...
April 20, 2013
Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation Strength training is every so often considered a discipline kept largely to the gymnasium or sports field. Inappropriately, this can conceal the fact that it can and does appear in other circumstances which have minute direct association with sport. Particularly, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) encompasses many valuable techniques which can play a significant role in the strength training of the individual. PNF is perpetually considered by conditioning coaches to be a distinctive type of refined stretching technique; it is in reality an entire system of therapy encompassing a broad spectrum of different techniques and procedures...