Michael Walden

Mike is creator & CEO of TeachPE.com. He has a degree in Physical Education, Sports Science & Physics from Loughborough University, and is a qualified Teacher and Sports Injury Therapist.

Joint Actions

Flexion and Extension Flexion is a movement in the sagittal plane, which decreases the angle at the moving joint. The extension is the opposite movement, which increases the angle at the joint. Many types of synovial joints are capable of flexion and extension (hinge; ball and socket; saddle; condyloid) including the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip,

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Preventing Throwing Injuries

Here we outline some top tips for preventing throwing injuries. Strength The strength of the shoulder joint and shoulder girdle as a whole is important in avoiding shoulder injuries when throwing. All shoulder, chest and back muscles should be strengthened in their respective groups, but should also be strengthened together as a unit, as this

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Sprint Training Programs

Sprint training programs - sprint start

Here we outline sprint training programs for short and long sprint races suitable for beginner, intermediate and advanced athletes. Junior 100m/200m Sprint Training Program A 52-week training programme suitable for a junior sprinter training approximately three times a week who would be aiming to run 100m at 12.2 seconds (male); 13.2 seconds (female) and 200m

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Synovial Joints Structure

Synovial joint structure is basically the same for all freely moveable joints in the human body. It comprises ligaments, cartilage, membranes, and bursae. The definition of a joint is where two bones meet. Synovial joints are freely moveable joints, for example, the shoulder, hip, and knee. They are made up of the following: Ligaments Ligaments

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Rules Of Tennis

The standardisation of the rules of tennis is the responsibility of the ITF. Broadly speaking it is a very simple game to get to grips with. Here is a very basic beginners guide to the rules to help you get started: The Basics Tennis is played either 1v1 (singles) or 2v2 (doubles). The teams will be

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Body Shapes & Somatotypes

body shapes somatotypes

Somatotypes describe how we have a genetic physical predisposition to certain body shapes, fat to muscle ratio and stature. As a result, we require different training and nutritional demands. The three different body types are ectomorph, mesomorph, and endomorph. But what exactly do these terms mean? And how does it affect athletic performance and training goals?

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