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Giving training to a person with ADHD

I am a member of a capoeira group and recently a child of 8 came to us. His mother said that he has a "strong ADHD". He is visibly different than the other kids. I never encountered someone ...
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Does water training help with competitive eating speed?

I entered a 2 pound burger eating contest and I've been researching water training. Water training helps with stretching the stomach to consume more in capacity, but I'm curious if water training also ...
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Jumping ropes for table tennis?

I am new to table tennis and I really would like to improve my footwork. Can jumping ropes be beneficial for my footwork, or are there better ways to improve footwork? My initial goal was to use jump ...
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Good drills to strengthen my non dominant hand in basketball

What are some good drills that I can do in basketball to strengthen my ball handling skills with my non dominant hand? Can someone help me please?
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What's the purpose of calculating jumping take off speed by using a force plate?

In looking for real world applications of the impulse momentum theorem in physics education, I found as one application to calculate the take-off velocity of an athlete in a vertical jump by measuring ...
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How can I correct my juggling?

While practicing juggling I discovered two things: I am currently horrible at juggling The ball seems to have a backspin when I hit it The two seem related. Let me explain: When juggling, the ball ...
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Will I lose muscle memory for a sport if I've been injured for a few months?

I play football(soccer) and I've gotten a knee injury for about 4 months now and I should be fully fit by the end of the year. Will I get significantly worse when I return or will the muscle memory ...
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Motor skill: Let speed come naturally? [closed]

I've commonly heard that when practising a motor skill, one should start slow with correct form and one shouldn't force speed. Rather, let speed come naturally. I believe this but I can't find a ...
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Where should the ball touch the foot when juggling in football?

To be better in juggling a football, I need to have the ball touch a specific area of my foot, where is it? Is it the middle of somewhere between instep and toes? or somewhere else like the following?...
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How to beat a defender 1v1 on the wing?

Imagine you are 1 v 1 with a defender, you accelerate to one side, and once both of you are at full pace you change direction. If the defender knows that I will change direction, but doesn't know when,...
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Basketball shooting practice appears to have little effect over time

While this question relates to basketball, it is more so a question of statistics and probability. I wondered if one could determine a basketball players career high shooting percentage from high ...
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Alternative to punching bag

I'm not entirely sure this question fits here, but here we go. I've started with boxing/kickboxen a bit over a year ago. Now I'm looking for a way to train at home. Especially with a punching bag or ...
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Is there a football based game and training for two players?

How can two players play a football based game, so that they can develop the necessary skills to play the actual game (when played with team) and at the same time enjoy the game?
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Improve our Cricket Team

I am captain of cricket team in my college our team performance is very well but some team members are play only for fun at that result our team lose best performance at regional level matches. ...
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Wanna watch basketball competitions [closed]

To people who are intersted in watching basketball matches I'm a beginner in training basketball and I wanna watch competitions to have more experience from watching Suggest me your favourite team and ...
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what workout should I do to have a high vertical jump? [closed]

I'm a volleyball player but i lack the required vertical jump. So can you please suggest the best workouts for a high vertical jump ?
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Goalie drills for beginning street hockey goalies

I am just starting as a goalie in street hockey. Are there any good drills to do? I need to work on my hand eye coordination and reflexes mainly. I am good on butterfly saves, I just need help on ...
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Why aren't women allowed in training camp?

Jeff Fisher cut Deon Long for bringing a woman to his dorm room. What's the big deal? https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2016/08/09/jeff-fisher-cut-deon-long-for-bringing-a-woman-to-his-camp-dorm-...
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How to do a behind the back crossover properly?

I have been playing basketball for years (I am in my late 20s now) but I have not done any serious training. Occasionally I find that I should take it seriously and start working from the basics ...
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Average length of uninterrupted play in basketball

I am wondering, if there are any statistics about the average time a basketball game is "live", that means there is no whistle by the referee (dead ball) and no chance for the players to rest (even ...
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How can I improve my dribbling skills and my ball control for soccer? [duplicate]

Please tell me some good skills to improve my ball control, whether it be in air or on ground, and my dribbling skills, as I'm a huge fan of this game.
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Is hitting a foam ball against a wall in training detrimental to my tennis?

I have recently begun hitting a foam ball against the wall to improve my volleys, since I have been playing more doubles lately. I think the benefits are reduced noise and it is not so hard on my arm ...
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What is this training device used by Vasyl Lomachenko called?

Video from a Vasyl Lomachenko twitter account. What is the name of this device or similar type of device?
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How do I kick from my hip ? [closed]

I am trying to relearn swimming and notice the importance of kicking from the hip as being the most effective for propulsion and energy consumption. I have tried to imagine am kicking from my hip and ...
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Did an athlete lap the rest of the runners after an illness that left him in bed for a long time before the competition?

I recall reading some time ago a rather inspiring and interesting story about the importance of rest while training for a sport. This specific story was about a runner in the 50s that was training ...
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Choosing a boxing weight class

Boxers compete within weight classes that specify the range within which a boxer's body-weight may lie. But boxers (particularly those close to a weight class boundary) can presumably increase or ...
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What length of skis for slalom?

I'm a good skier, giant slalom is easy for me, but I want to do better in slalom. My height is 170cm and my skis are 165cm. I've noticed that guys who train in slalom, and are at least 20cm taller ...
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Physical Conditioning for Skateboarding [closed]

I've been thinking of taking up skateboarding again as an adult (I'm in my early thirties and its been at least 10 years since I popped an ollie) but I am concerned about being too out-of-shape. I'm ...
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Training ideas for goalkeeper/wicketkeeper [closed]

I am a goalkeeper and a wicket keeper, and because these are specialist positions they need different drills and equipment to, say, midfielders or bowlers. I have my own drills but I'd like some new ...
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How to throw farther

I play highschool baseball and spend 100% of the time in outfield I can only throw 45 yards anything I can do to throw somewhere around 60 yards?
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Which boxers were killed or seriously injured in the ring with their father in their corner since 1980?

I'm trying to get more data in relation to the issue that led me to ask this question. So far, I have the following: Killed with father in the corner: Jimmy Garcia (1995) Johnny Owen [real name ...
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Is there a connection between serious injuries/deaths in boxing and having one's father in one's corner?

In the commentary on the tragic 2005 Leavander Johnson/Jesus Chavez fight, which claimed the life of Leavander Johnson, commentator Jim Lampley said that there are two things that seem to be "constant"...
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Training motor skills for inexperienced athletes

I captain a team made up of a group of players coming from very different backgrounds, something quite common in our sport. Some of them, all in their 20s, have no prior sports experience, and their ...
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Why are woodbats preferred to train with over aluminum bats?

Let me start this off by saying that I have played baseball my whole life, and actually played in college (not for a club team.. the actual team) and I can't think of why this method of training is ...
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How do you practice soccer effectively alone?

I'm 15 and I want to practice soccer. So I searched for training projects and I've found 2 of them. But I don't have any friends at home, only at school. I've tried to go to those projects alone but I ...
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How many jumps are mandatory? [closed]

Im a high school Long Jumper. And my personal best this year is 6.31 mts . I was under the guidance of a coach now. Can anyone tell me how many days I must practice jump in pit in a week? And I have ...
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training and scoring of free throws in basketball

In soccer, many coaches believe that it is impossible to train penalty shots, based on the argument that the pressure that is on a player who takes a penalty shot can not be simulated during training. ...
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How do you throw from outfield without injuries?

Whenever fielding outside the 30 yard circle, a fielder have to make harder and faster throws(and every time I end up with a painful shoulder). How to effectively throw the ball from outfield ...
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Is there a way to practice Snooker cue action at home?

I'm wondering what kind of snooker practice can be done at home alone! Cause I have a cue & I just trying to get a nice stance & grip & I don't how can I improve cue action at home with ...
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How to prevent rolling one's ankle while playing badminton?

While playing badminton I often twist my ankle which is of course very unpleasant. Usually before starting playing, athletes prepare by warming up and stretching. Are there some exercises for that ...
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Typical daily/weekly in-season training schedule of an NBA team

I am interested in the typical daily and weekly training schedules of an NBA team (or any other professional sport team) during the season. I did some research, but this seems not too easy to find. I ...
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Soccer conditioning at older age to prevent injury?

I played soccer from grade school through high school, but am now 31 years old and haven't played since then, nor been very active at all. Recently I decided to join an indoor soccer team and was ...
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80 as opposed to 100 pitches in training as a starting pitcher

I was listening to Tom Verducci describe The Mets' Steven Matz and he said he usually only throws about 80 pitches. He then said he shouldn't throw a usual 100 or 110 like Harvey or deGrom. He said he ...
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Sprinter but now want to take part in marathon [closed]

I was a sprinter who used to run 100, 200 metres races, but now I'm training myself to improve my stamina and run long distance races. I run on a treadmill 1 km everyday. Will a treadmill help me ...
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Why do professional sports teams hold training camps train in a different location (city) during the off season?

It strikes me as odd that teams who have stadiums built for their games don't use the fields for training. Is this done to make room for other sports teams to use the fields during the off-season?
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What is this piece of training equipment called?

What is this fake player cutout thing called? It appears to be mesh. It looks like it's used simply as a visual point-of-reference for certain drills. You can see it being used in this video.
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I am a volleyball player and I need better endurance. Please help!

Okay. I play volleyball in Southern California. I consider myself a high level athlete but there is a problem (or what I think is a problem). I know this is kind of silly but whenever I take private ...
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Adolescent basketball strength training [closed]

I am a 13-year-old boy who would like to improve his basketball performance using strength training. I am 5' 5" and 110 lbs. What are some exercises or workouts I can do safely to improve my biceps, ...
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Basketball shooting percentages while practicing [closed]

What is a good percentage for making baskets when practicing/shooting around? I was told 2 things for shooting by 2 different ppl. One person said since no one is guarding me when practicing/...
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How can you toughen up your foot for barefoot kicking?

I'm a mom of a 13-year-old boy. He loves football. (Me, not so much. No dad.) So after football season was over, he and his buddies were at school playing football, and my son was kicking the ball. ...
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