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  • Performance Of Professional And Pre Professional Athletes
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    Zac BodenheimerDr. Rambo English 101-132 December 2004 Unfair for Ephedra? On June 24 at 10: 10 a.m. a Baltimore Orioles pitcher named Steve Bechler died at North Ridge Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The team physician attributed his death to a heat stroke from the symptoms he saw such as an elevated body temperature of 108 degrees and major organ failure (Mileur pars. 2-3). However, as his death was investigated and his corpse was examined more closely a medical examiner said that ...
  • Important Role In Athletic Performance
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    Correlation Between Proper Nutrition That Enhances Performance And The Nutrition Of Athletes Currently, I believe that many of the (ENTER YOUR SCHOOL) athletes do not adjust their diets to enhance performance, which can come about with proper nutrition. The nutrition of athletes is extremely important affect on their performance. At some period in an athlete's career they will find a decrease in performance as a result of nutrition related difficulties. By choosing sound eating habits problems s...
  • Drug Use Among Olympic Athletes
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    The Performance-Enhancing Supplement Controversy The use of performance-enhancing supplements among athletes should be banned from all athletic sports and competition, in that it provides an unfair advantage over other athletes trying to excel naturally. Performance-enhancing drugs are a controversial topic in todays society, which are currently under debate. Performance-enhancing drugs are substances, which are used to stimulate certain areas of the body to make an athlete excel in a certain ev...
  • Mind And Body For Peak Performance
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    Why does one athlete excel when another performs far below his or her potential What separates a winner from a loser How can a person use their mind to improve every aspect of their game Sport psychology is a relatively new science that is only now becoming familiar with athletes and coaches alike. It strives to educate athletes and to answer questions like these. Scan the books and magazine articles that are emerging on today's sports scene and you ll find a new focus for training athletes... a...
  • Athletes Use Performance
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    For many years people have wrestled with the issue of performance enhancing drugs. Even though many tests and studies have been done to show the affects of these drugs, athletes still choose to use them. A typical college athlete will spend many long hours working out and some of them believe that that is not enough and they make the choice to use drugs to help them get bigger and stronger. Eventually something will happen to each athlete who uses these drugs and they will learn that using these...
  • Steroid Use In Athletics In Society
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    Steroid Use in Athletics In society today people continually raise the bar for athletes participating in competitive sports. Superior performance and successful execution has now become expected of the athlete. Every athlete faces the obstacle of finding the means to achieve such a high level of performance. Dedication, hard work, and becoming a constant student of the sport, are just a few of the ways athletes should go about getting better. Contrasting to those admirable ways of improving perf...
  • Relationship Between Anxiety And Performance In Athletes
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    Anxiety and Athletic Performance Introduction Athletes today need to be able to cope with the anxiety and pressure that is placed on them in the competitive world of sports. A large deal of research has been done on examining the relationship between anxiety and performance within the field of athletics. This paper is going to show that the mind in an athlete has a lot to do with the result of the particular event. In order to show that anxiety in athletes is a significant problem this paper is ...
  • Athletes With Self Confidence
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    Sports in Society Laura Ann Gir aldi Sports in Society Sports Psychology: Self -- Confidence in Sport Activity November 21, 1996 (1) Sports Psychology is one of the most up and coming sciences of the present time. This practice focuses on training athletes to use their mental capacities along with their physical talent to reach what is known as peak performance. Sports Psychologists analyze the performance of athletes and use motivational, cognitive, and behavioral principles to teach them peak ...
  • Setting Goals The Athlete
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    Sports is by far one of the fastest growing past times in the United States (Rainer 1987). Even if people don't take it to the professional level, sporting events are happening in our backyards, and at all of our local schools around the country. With the growing popularity and the increasing competitiveness of the sports, it will take more than just a physical advantage to compete at the highest level. This is where the psychology of sports comes into play. Goal setting is a hugely powerful tec...
  • Athletes Use Performance
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    Muscles Now... Problems Later? Your lifelong dream of becoming Hulk Hogan is coming along slower than planned. You decide to speed the process up by doping on some creatine. But will you just be cutting yourself short in the long run? Creatine is an amino acid produced naturally in the liver. Many athletes use this naturally occurring metabolite, found in red muscle tissue, as a way to store energy between bursts of activity. Creatine is normally obtained from foods we eat, the best sources bein...
  • Drug Use In Sports
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    Performance-Enhancing Drugs in Sports Jennifer Edwards In all areas of sports, professional, college, and even high school, there is widespread illegal use of performance-enhancing drugs. Although there are many reasons for athletes to choose to use these drugs, the cost of such use, both to the athlete and to society can be extraordinarily high. In order of performance-enhancing drugs we must understand why they are used and the consequences of their use to the athlete and society. One of the r...
  • Psychology In Sports The Mind Body Connection
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    Psychology in Sports The mind-body connection is a very powerful one. For everything you think in your mind, your body has a reaction, regardless of whether it is real or imagined. For example, have you ever had a bad dream? Usually, you will wake up and your heart is racing, you are sweating and very agitated, even though all you were doing was sleeping. But, in your mind there was something bad going on and your body was reacting to it. Here's another example: if you are home alone and you hea...
  • Athletes Use Of Performance
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    Statement of the Problem In the passed few years there has been an increase in the popularity of performance-enhancing supplements that are used by athletes. Some of the most popular of these supplements are creatine and. They are used by some very famous athletes in professional sports. There are many problems that go along with using these supplements that are not only health-wise, but also the message that is being sent to children involved in youth athletics. Athletes today are not thinking ...
  • Athletes In Developing Competition Strategies
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    Psychological Skills Training What exactly is Psychological Skills Training and for a coach or instructor, what advantage is gained by its implementation? In other words, why bother? Psychological Skills Training (PST) is typically more comprehensive than a few short sessions with a few simple interventions that a coach or instructor might suggest. PST usually integrates cognitive and relaxation techniques in a more encompassing approach to mental training and as a complement to physical trainin...
  • Physiological Limits Of Athletic Performance
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    Appendix A "h Physiologists have made several evaluations as to what makes the athlete perform better mentally. There are many different ways that an athlete can overcome mental barriers, one of which by using these four factors: Concentration (ability to maintain focus), Confidence (believe in one's abilities), Control (ability to maintain emotional control regardless of distraction), Commitment (ability to continue working to agreed goals). "h With many advancements in athletic equipment compe...
  • Motivation Plays In Relation To Your Performance
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    Introduction Success starts with one most powerful asset: ones brain. Strengthening this tool is paramount for success. As the premise states, "the role of the mind in sports performance is crucial for success... ". It is important to acknowledge that successful athletic performance is a function of not only what the athlete does, but also what the athlete thinks. In turn, the ultimate athletic performance can only be realized when both the mind, through psychological training, and the body, thr...
  • Athletes And Sporting Performance
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    "He's at the 40, the 30, the 20, the 10, the 5, TOUCHDOWN! !' Can you imagine the joy of having 100,000 people chanting your name and cheering as loud as they could just for you? Now try imagine having all of that, then having it taken away because you tested positive for illegal drugs. This is the harsh reality for several professional athletes. They get a small taste of greatness but instead of working harder they take a drug and immediately notice improvement. So they take some more until the...

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