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Heritage Family Study: Genetic Roots of Nonresponse

October 14, 2016

To read more how science has uncovered ways to turn your nonresponders into responders in spite of their genetics, please see “Success in Our Genes and Smart Programming” in the online IDEA Library or in the April 2016 print issue of IDEA Fitness Journal. If you cannot access the full article and would like to,…

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Core Training With Resisted Rotation

December 10, 2015

This mini routine improves sports performance and enhances bone mineral density in the cervical spine. The session teaches core moves from an unstable posture, using simple equipment that most fitness facility group fitness studios already have.

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Resisted Rotation

October 22, 2015

There are many unique and creative ways to help participants strengthen their cores. This mini routine improves sports performance and enhances bone mineral density in the cervical spine. In sports-themed classes, instructors often teach exercises in unstable body positions. You can, of course, also teach core moves from an unstable posture (Willardson 2007). Train the core for proximal-to-distal force generation with simple equipment that most fitness facility group fitness studios already have: rubber resistance tubing and bands (Kibler, Press
&
Sciascia 2006).

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Eight Key Elements in Quality Youth Development

July 28, 2015

If you want to coach youth to reach their sports training goals, consider these eight keys to quality youth development, created by educators at the University of Minnesota Extension:

HELP YOUTH FEEL PHYSICALLY AND EMOTIONALLY SAFE.
Trainer’s tip: Set boundaries and expectations with both the clients and their parents early on. Be a good role model and create a safe environment.

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Youth Athletics: Put Excitement Back Into Play

April 14, 2015

Health and fitness professionals often focus on how many kids are
overweight. However, a study in the American Journal of Clinical
Nutrition has found that not exercising is a higher risk factor for
all-cause mortality than being overweight or obese (Ekelund et al.
2015).


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Tips for a Better Night’s Sleep

December 9, 2013

Sleep is a crucial component for health, performance and daily living. During sleep our bodies repair themselves and our brains integrate new information, organize memories and put learned information into long-term memory. If you have trouble getting enough sleep these tips can help you sleep better:

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Sleep: The Athlete’s Steroid

October 21, 2013

“People say, ‘I’m going to sleep now,’ as if it were nothing,” said comedian George Carlin. “But it’s really a bizarre activity. For the next several hours, while the sun is gone, I’m going to become unconscious, temporarily losing command over everything I know and understand. When the sun returns, I will resume my life.”

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