Fun Stuff for PE Newsletter #58
October 2, 2008

Fun Stuff for PE Newsletter #58
October 2, 2008

Dick Moss, Editor, Physical Education

1. Editor's Note

By the way, I did an article count yesterday, and holy cow! PE now contains over 2100 articles and rising! That's well over 3200 pages of content! And we'll keep churning out new articles, blogs and newsletters, so keep tuning in!

Fun Stuff for PE Newsletter #58
October 2, 2008
For example, here are some articles that were added to PE in the last two weeks. There's an article on a workout variation used by Michael Phelps; how your athletes injuries may be caused by wearing flip-flops; a drink you can make using only fruit and water; a sport psychology exercise involving posters and team goals; and a way to relieve muscles cramps by pinching the upper lip. And, if you're a basketball coach, be sure to read the article describing a better way to improve your players' conditioning - it's new and it's extremely effective.

The above articles are for PE Update members only. But how about free stuff? This newsletter includes links to a video clip that illustrates the effects of sport psychology focus and keyword training; links to our blog in which I discuss an issue that is being ignored in the election campaigns; and a free article that describes a way to pep up running workouts when you're working in a field, park or your school grounds.

This newsletter is free, but most of the content on PE is for members-only, including instructional videos, the discussion group, over 2000 articles that you can read, print and email... and much more.

If you're not already a member of the PE website, then join up today!! You can get more information here: PE Update Membership Information

I hope you enjoy this issue!

Dick Moss, Editor


Fun Stuff for PE Newsletter #58
October 2, 2008
2. From the Web

The movie, For Love of the Game, provides a great example of using cue words to improve mental focus and concentration. At the start of this video, you can see baseball pitcher, Billy Chapel, using his cue words "Clear the mechanism" to induce a state of enhanced concentration and exclude outside distractions. It's commonly known as "The Zone." At the end of the video, tired and tense and near the end of a no-hitter, his cue words fail him, but it's a great way to show your students the effect of mental training. Click here to go to the site:
For Love of the Game Video Clip


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3. New Additions to the Website

Here are the Articles that have been added to the website over the past two weeks.
These articles are available to members of PE

  • Basketball: Aerobic Intervals - A Better Way to Improve Basketball Fitness
    Basketball players need a highly developed cardiovascular system and can be trained using methods similar to those employed by endurance athletes.

  • Health: Flip-Flops Can Cause Foot, Leg and Hip Problems
    Flip flops force wearers to walk with the toes curled, causing an unnatural gait and potential foot and leg problems.

  • Nutrition: Citrus Water - A Healthier Hydration Alternative
    A healthy drink you can make using only water and fruit.

  • Sport Psych: The Goal-Setting Poster Exercise
    A sport-psychology exercise in which athletes record their goals both as individuals and as teammates.

  • Swimming: Killer Swim and Start Workout by Bill Bowman and Michael Phelps
    A workout in which swimmers must perform a block start half-way through every repetition.

  • Training Room Tips: The Acupinch Technique Can Relieve Muscles Cramps
    Acupinch is an accupressure technique that can quickly cure muscle cramps and possibly side stitches.

The PE website has 370 other articles on these six topics! Become a member and you can read them all today! Click Here!


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October 2, 2008
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October 2, 2008
4. From the PE Update Blog

Monday Morning Musings on the World of Sports, Coaching & Physical Education from Editor, Dick Moss.

It's election time in Canada and the U.S. The editor wonders why a national fitness strategy and the incredible savings that could result not in any party's election platform?
To read more, click this link to the blog: //


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October 2, 2008
5. From the Archives

Each week, I'll highlight a useful article from the PE Update Archives. The article will be available to non-members of the website for a week, and to members forever!

Cross-Country Running: The Moving Pylon Workout.

A fun running workout that provides variety while running on a field, park, or your school grounds.

The PE website has 52 other articles on Cross-Country Running ready for you to read! Become a member and get access to them today! Click Here!


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