There comes a time in every athlete’s career when they need to take a break. It might be the offseason, they might be injured or maybe they just need a rest to recover after a long stint of training. Whether you’re a professional athlete, regular gym goer or just play a lot of sport, rest is important, sometimes it may even be forced upon us through injury. Here are some tips on how to maintain muscle and fitness levels when you’re on a break.
The seminal work of Canadian physiologist Hans Selye, the general adaptation syndrome (GAS) model, forms the basis of many discussions regarding the monitoring of physiological stress. The aim of training is to provide a stimulus that improves performance. Optimising this relationship requires a solid understanding of the GAS model. This blog is an excerpt from Monitoring Training and Performance in Athletes by Mike McGuigan, PhD, CSCS.
The new book, Physical Literacy on the Move, helps teachers develop the physical literacy of their students. In this blog post author Heather Gardner details the importance participant choice has on children’s learning.
We are pleased to announce that we will be attending the 22nd Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science (ECSS). Continue reading “Come and see us at the European College of Sport Science”
Physical Literacy on the Move from Heather Gardner helps you develop the physical literacy of your students. Written to help PE teachers the book features 120 different games and activities. Continue reading “Physical Literacy on the Move”
Hitting the gym? Eating a mountain of calories? Still not seeing results? Your DNA and genetics could be to blame as DNActiv8 explain in this guest post.