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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?

It was Emil Zátopek!! Thanks to JeopardyTempest in comments I could track the results from the European Athletics Championships. There, I found a couple of interesting and promising results: Oslo 1946 ...
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How do you practice soccer effectively alone?

Medicine ball such as 3kg for an adult and 1-2kg for adolescent is an awesome investment to improve your balance, patience and leg-eye coordination technique. Learn to balance on top of the medicine ...
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training and scoring of free throws in basketball

Free throws are trained for during basketball practice. Other than players just standing around scoring, coaches will run drills to simulate game vibes. A common drill is for a player to shoot 2 ...
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What is this training device used by Vasyl Lomachenko called?

It is a Sports Vision Trainer (SVT): The SVTs come in different sizes and Lomachenko uses the smaller one with 32 lights. They also have the picture of him using it on their website.
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Why aren't women allowed in training camp?

The article goes into this. Simply put, Jeff Fisher instituted a rule, and it was broken by Deon Long. The big deal is that a rule was broken. there was a strict no visitors policy in the team’s ...
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Why are woodbats preferred to train with over aluminum bats?

A reason to use a bat with a smaller sweet spot during practice is to train your accuracy. A lot of training revolves around optimizing your technique. Hitting with a wooden bat requires better ...
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What is this training device used by Vasyl Lomachenko called?

While I can’t provide the specific name to the device you show, I can tell you that it has many uses, one of which is improving hand to eye coordination. A company called Dynavision makes a very ...
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Why are woodbats preferred to train with over aluminum bats?

To answer your question,"Why would you train with a bat that you only use a few months out of the year and you don't use in games?" It comes down to learning the fundamentals. Functionally, a wood bat ...
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How to throw farther

It is hard to say without knowing your age, body type/build, and seeing your mechanics. Considering you can only throw 45 yds (135 ft. I am going to use ft. from now on because everything in baseball ...
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Typical daily/weekly in-season training schedule of an NBA team

It is dependent on the player: skill level, mindset, contract, and particularly age. A lot of young players, in less organized franchises, have varying routines. Some older players (JJ Redick, Kyle ...
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Swimming: why can I not front crawl?

Aquaskine has it, Total Immersion is awesome. Swimming is one of the lovely things in life where you'll get 10x better by doing it smarter rather than trying harder. It breaks down like this: Most ...
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Is it ok to get a massage BEFORE a competition?

I am a massage therapist. I specialize in deep tissue and sports massage. A Swedish massage is NOT a deep tissue massage. True deep tissue is concentrated on specific areas of the body. To do a full ...
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Benefits of compression apparel

Firstly, compression means less work needed by stabilisers to maintain the position. An example is powerlifting. Secondly, it improves the post-recovery particularly in athletes who have very low ...
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Where should the ball touch the foot when juggling in football?

Use the instep when you're still learning it. This way it is easier to control the ball. Also make sure to keep your foot in the correct position. Most mistakes come from bad foot positioning, ...
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Will I lose muscle memory for a sport if I've been injured for a few months?

I think it really depends on how long you've been playing football since before the injury. Say if you have been playing for a good 6-7 years, then you should bounce back to normal in no time. You may ...
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Is it Okay to Swim all seven days a week?

You can swim 14 times a week, like all swimmers have done at many occasions, if you want. "Rest days" in swimming is when you only go once and only 5k instead of 7. Really, the talk about rest days ...
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Archery for 67 years old beginner

I just want to add something about this question "Would archery have a negative effect on his health?" As far as I concern (I'm not a doctor or specialist), if you can reduce your stress level, then ...
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What are some good strength exercises for marathon runners?

The key is Balance. The core is ideally vertical and inclined to motion direction. This requires stabiliser muscles in core and legs. Often, you see people in marathons who need to walk backwards with ...
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As a new player, what football (soccer) skills can I improve exceptionally quickly to be a better team player?

I agree a lot with what was already said. As I have been coaching these past years, I do however also was to put a lot of importance on the subject of juggling the ball. When it comes to getting ...
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How do I kick from my hip ?

I am not a swimmer but after searching on many website vertical flutter kicking is the best technique for improving kick and make kicks begin at the hip. Article on triathlete has a conversation that ...
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Training ideas for goalkeeper/wicketkeeper

Here's some good equipment for goalkeeping: Rebound net Reflex football And wicketkeeping equipment: Katchet RampSmall rebound ball
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Choosing a boxing weight class

I'd say the perfect is to be right below the Upper limit for a certain weight category. Thus all your opponents will weight less so you can use your weight for the advantages like taking hits/giving k....
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What length of skis for slalom?

It is vey difficult to anser withou knowing your "style" and your weight. I try to give you general info: This ski size from Atomic brand shows that ski size for slalom race should be shorter than ...
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Is hitting a foam ball against a wall in training detrimental to my tennis?

The central risk is getting used to incorrect technique. Since foam balls are significantly lighter than tennis balls, hitting them offers less feedback. Consequently many players begin swinging and/...
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what workout should I do to have a high vertical jump?

Follow these basic tips: 1: See what you are starting with: Start by standing next to a tall wall with a post-it note in your hand. Jump as high as you possible can and leave the post-it note on ...
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what workout should I do to have a high vertical jump?

You should focus on: Harmstrings Quads Calves Glutes I would do these exercices: Squats Jump squats Calf raises Just jumping!
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Basketball shooting practice appears to have little effect over time

Few studies are available, however one study I could find to date indicated that shooting 3000 shots in a 4 week period resulted in no improvement to FG%. This holds true at 6000 shots over 10 week ...
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How to do a behind the back crossover properly?

You should bend your shoulder to the back more and hips forward more, creating an arch so that there's more space behind you for a cleaner wrap around dribble. When doing a Moving Behind the Back ...
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Physical Conditioning for Skateboarding

Anything that will strengthen your lower body and core should be good. Calf raises Leg Press Lunges/squats Try doing some exercises that require balance as well, such as doing curls while balancing ...
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