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Why Having a Healthy, Active CEO Is Essential for Workplace Wellbeing?

The importance of employee health cannot be overstated and is now more evident since the recent Covid pandemic. Having physically and mentally healthy employees not only benefits their wellbeing but also creates a positive, effective work environment that supports the success and resilience of the business. Employee health and productivity truly go hand in hand, …

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Unstable Surface Training

The use of unstable surface training (UST) popularity has increased over recent years as a tool for injury prevention and rehabilitation and to improve athletic performance using a variety of equipment such as Swiss Balls, balance discs and wobble boards among other equipment. However, the use of UST can be a controversial topic as proponents …

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Metabolic Adaptations to Sprint Training in Adolescent Male Athletes

Metabolic Adaptations to Sprint Training in Adolescent Male Athletes The ability of a muscle to produce energy is associated with three different metabolic adaptations (Ross & Leveritt, 2001). These involve an increase in enzymatic activity or energy stores in the muscles and the muscle’s ability to deal with and eliminate waste associated with fatigue from …

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Back Squat Vs. Front Squat, a biomechanical comparison. How does the shift in centre of mass affect muscle activity and knee kinetics?

Back Squat Vs. Front Squat, a biomechanical comparison. How does the shift in centre of mass affect muscle activity and knee kinetics? The squat is considered as a very effective exercise for increasing strength and stability of the muscles of the lower limbs (Gullett, Tillman, Gutierrez, & Chow, 2009). This is due to its activation …

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How To Utilise Plyometric Training To Convert Strength Into Power

How To Utilise Plyometric Training To Convert Strength Into Power Introduction Plyometric exercises are an effective form of training to develop muscle power for sports such as sprinting and jumping in which speed and explosiveness are essential (Radcliffe & Farentinos, 1999). Plyometrics can be used to condition the muscles through the effective use of the …

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