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The Movement Screen Test Part I – Overhead Squat

The movement screen is composed of 10 tests. Seven tests - overhead squat, single-leg squat, ankle dorsiflexion, stability push-up, prone scarecrow, internal shoulder rotation, and landing competency - are scored on a 5-point scale in which 5 is excellent and 1 is poor.

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Competitive racing – open water

Many open water swimmers train individually, but they race in competitions where they’ll be in the water with dozens, if not hundreds, of other athletes.

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Sculling – Developing a feel for the water

The next skill in developing a feel for the water involves sculling (figure 2.3) and putting pressure on the water with both your hands and your forearms. Your hand position should be loose rather than rigid.

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Thinking and Personality Traits of Champions – The Top Eight

There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do. -Derek Jeter, five-time baseball World Series champion. The following list might be considered eight of the top traits for winning personalities.

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The Predictive Power of vV·O2max

To begin to comprehend the lack of predictive power of V·O2max in contrast to that of vV·O2max, consider an extremely well-trained runner who happens to have large, clunky feet.

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