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  • Athlete's Performances
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    Sports Psychology: A Relationship Between Mental Training and Sport Performance James Dodson (1995) quotes Dr. Richard Coop, and says that he refers to sports psychology as "just mere helping people to clear away the mental clutter that keeps them from achieving their best" (p. 1). Dodson admits that as a golfer he has tried to break eighty strokes in golf, but did not succeed until he got help from a well-known sports psychologist. Before meeting his mental coach, Dodson tried to improve his ga...
  • Experience Burnout In Athletics
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    Don't Get Burned Burnout. It happens to everyone, everywhere, everyday. Athletes -young, old, professional, amateur, male and female- all experience burnout in different forms and degrees. Burnout is defined as the physical, emotional, and psychological reaction to intense pressure to fulfill obligations, whether they be sports or otherwise. Simply put, people get tired and worn out because they often take on the responsibility of doing too much. Burnout is most common among professional and Oly...
  • Football Players Use Oxygen
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    Training of an Athlete When training a football player, or any athlete for that matter you want to make sure that they are not smoking. Smoking is very harmful and addictive to the body and causes increased airway resistance. When smoking is done it takes 24 hours to clear the poisons from 1 cigarette. The effects of smoking can be damaging for life by causing heart disease, cilia damage, throat cancer and other many life-treating effects. If an athlete is smoking the results of smoking they wil...
  • 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...
  • Life Of An International Athlete
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    The life of an international athlete is hectic and can be very stressful. Just the training itself can be taxing on anyone. For instance; and athlete that is going to the Olympics, trains at least a couple years before, and returning Olympians train from the time they finish the last Olympics to the beginning of the next ones. International athletes put a tremendous amount of stress on themselves to always better their last results and beating everyone else is just a bonus, but I the end that co...
  • 3 Cc Dietary Needs Of Young Athletes
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    The Training and Specialization of Today's Young Athletes History and Philosophy of Sport and Recreation 12/12/00 In the world of sports today there is a much greater interest in finding talent at a very young age. Unfortunately, one must question whether this interest is a personal interest for others who have something to gain, or a genuine beneficial interest for the young athlete. It seem as though everyone today has the "what's in it for me mentality", which can be dangerous. These people, ...
  • Training Program For An Athlete
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    Good afternoon distinguished guests, teachers, peers, fellow class mates and students. Today I will be talking about both overtraining, the effects of this condition along with what needs to be done to counteract such an effect. Over training is caused by prolonged periods of intense training without periods of recovery which is usually characterized by illness or injury. At first the overtraining state can be mild, and if the athlete rests, his body recovers fast. Later however it may be more s...
  • Progressive Changes In The Way Sport
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    At the first Modern Olympics results were recorded without any great attention to detail. High jumpers and pole-vaulters did not use landing mats, there were no stop watches and no photo finishes. In 1900, the winner of the 100 metres, American Francis Jarvis, was recorded as "the winner by one foot from Walter Tewksbury, who beat Australian Stan Rowley by inches". The stop-watch and the camera did not appear at the Olympics until the 1932 Games in Los Angeles. The camera was used to decide a wi...
  • Origin Of Physical Training In Order
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    Sport training today has come a long way to become an essential part of not only elite athletes' lives, but also that of the common man. In Peter G. Mewett's article, "From Horses to Humans: Species Crossovers in the Origin of Modern Sports Training", he examines the history of sport and its crossover from horse training, and the influence of humours on developing training techniques. Mewett begins his article by identifying the birth of sport. He traces modern sport to, "the prizefighters compe...
  • Warm Up Cool Down Training
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    Training programs aim to promote changes in the body, which will improve a certain aspect of performance in a specific activity. The major types of training that can affect physical performance include aerobic training, strength training and flexibility training. Each type of training needs to be incorporated into the training program if the improvement in performance is to be maximised. The activity below examines how the principles of training relate to the types of training for a 400 m runner...
  • Week's Session In The Weight Room
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    8-Week Preseason Training Preseason 8-Week Preseason Training Essay, Research Paper Preseason Training The purpose of this paper is to present an eight week training program to be used for preseason fitness. The program is necessary to provide a healthy way to achieve maximal output capabilities for the student athlete. The goals of this program are to get the athlete in better shape, provide a safe learning environment for the athlete, and to work on skill of the sport. The first and most impor...

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