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Skip drills are some of the more advanced motor skill exercises to execute. These movements require a greater degree of coordination and motor control for better performance. The ability to coordinate the cadence of the arm swing with the leg movements and the double foot strike is a skill that improves with... Read More


Again and again, research has shown that women who maintain a regular, moderate strength training program enjoy a long list of health advantages. Some women still fear that weight training might bulk them up in unfeminine ways; however, as women of all ages realize the benefits of resistance training, negative attitudes... Read More


Hello everyone, let me start by saying being fat is NOT a good idea. Not only does this make it hard to buy jeans and swim suits, but it also causes high blood pressure, heart disease, clog arteries, and also further some forms of cancer. But... Check this out, eating some fats are good for you. This is actually essential... Read More


Did you know that eating just one extra cookie every day during the holiday season could cause you to gain one pound? That may not sound like much, but 10 years from now you would weigh ten pounds more than you do right now -- that is, if you keep the rest of your diet the same, and that is asking a lot during the... Read More


Pam Kelly (not her last name) was only in the third grade when she got her first period. From the beginning, her menstrual cycle was a source of monthly dread. "I was out of school a couple of days just about every month, the pain was so bad," says Kelly [real name withheld at her request], now a 46-year-old office... Read More


Every scholarship athlete I have met has worked hard and deserves personal credit for his or her success. However, these students also received support and guidance from the important adults in their lives. This support ranges from washing uniforms, car pooling and cheering at events to coaching and to teaching... Read More


As we're in the beginning of the training season, the fall training for your track & field athletes has begun. Let's begin with the sprinters. Where are they right now in their conditioning program? We have entered into our season with bull's-eyes on main components that need to be assessed, beginning with our mental... Read More


Water is one of, if not the most important solvent the body needs. It has limitless benefits on the body and mind. Not drinking enough water can affect your heath adversely. One ounce of water per every TWO pounds of body weight is recommended. More muscular physiques need even more. Most Athletes... Read More


Most of you have an assumption of what you are supposed to do... Whether it be blocks... Or execution of your event. The KEY is to feel what you are supposed to be doing. To THINK about... is a THOUGHT in itself... That is an ACTION... This means, that you have sat still and analyzed... Probably over analyzed... Read More


The Italians are beautiful because they've turned essentially peasant stock into internationally-renowned cuisine. Take Pappa al pomodoro. Fancy, huh? Can you say 'Day-old knot of stale bread in tomatoes and water?' A staple there, a delicacy here. Same goes for minestrone, which I've always claimed is Italian for... Read More


You need a nutritional plan for training to ensure you are meeting your body's increased nutrient requirements. These increased nutrient requirements will depend on your training volumes, frequency and intensity. Your requirements will also vary during the different training phases of the year. The skills you learn... Read More


In most part of the world, the temperature is dropping and training outdoors has to be taken with precaution. Changes in rate of exercise, outdoor temperature, and wind all work against maintaining a constant core body temperature. The best way to combat these temperature changes is to dress in layers. Typically three types... Read More