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  • Your Body Weight Onto Your Stick
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    Top Shelf: A Guide to the Perfect Wrist Shot What youngster has not dreamed about snapping a wrist shot past the goalie in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup final to win the game However, not everyone has a shot of this calibre; a shot so great that any goalie who faces it trembles in fear as the player with the puck breaks in alone with his eye on the corner of the net. There is hope though, and in the following pages you will find a step by step guide to the perfect wrist shot so that you too may redu...
  • Push Up Position
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    To Bruce, training was a full-time job. Even while watching television, he would be in motion. He would do his sit-ups very slowly, his body descending slower than ascending. "You " ll get more benefit by doing them slowly", he said. "It's not the number of repetitions, but the way it's done". When he wasn't doing sit-ups, he would be squeezing a rubber ball or pumping a pair of dumbbells. Desiring accolades, many times he would ask a friend or acquaintance to place a hand on his abdomen or leg ...
  • Hole Of Kathy's Leg
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    'The Young Amputee " The time is 9: 32 p.m. here at St. Joe Medical Center where I am a nurse assistant on the orthopedic floor. I have just been asked to assist a nurse with a dressing change. This isn't just changing a band-aid to a scratch on a knee type of dressing change. I am assisting in a dressing change to a thirty-year old female named Kathy that was hit by a car as a pedestrian. Kathy was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident and later revived in the emergency room. Doctors wer...
  • Lena And Stan
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    Mermaid Love The ship was sailing under a sunset sky. The weather was as calm and perfect as King Seen could make it, in his happiness on the day of his youngest daughter's wedding. The guests aboard were having a good time. They drank wine, rum, mead, and whatever else they could lay hands upon. Most were drinking out of joyous celebration, but there were those who drank heavily, Lord Smiley included, to try and forget the fact that Prince Stan had married a fish. All agreed that marrying a fis...
  • Front Support With Your Left Hand
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    The Origin of the Flare The first Flare was done by Canadian gymnast Phillip Delassal in the mid-1970's. It was seen and bit by American Kurt Thomas and competed at the World Gymnastics Championships. The skill is often referred to as a Thomas, or a Thomas Flare because he was the first to use the skill at the World Championships, but props need to be given where they are due and Delassal was the innovator of this now common trick. The Flare is a modification of the most basic element on Pommel ...
  • Three Pairs Of Legs
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    A Bug's Life: Movie Review A Bug's Life was a full-length computer animated movie released in 1998 by Pixar. The film dealt with an inside look at the lives of arthropods, specifically ants. The film was fictional with the insects each having their own personality along with voices and human hands. The plot of A Bug's Life surrounds its star who is Flik, an inventive ant whose antics always land him into trouble. Flik manages to foil his colony's harvest by accidentally knocking it over a cliff....
  • Top About 30 Feet
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    Bouldering When my brother, 29, offered to take me rock climbing, I was thrilled to go. We left our house at about 10: 00 in the morning, and started down the highway. When we pulled off to the rock climbing site on the side of the road we were both surprised to find that there were no other cars parked there. Normally this turn off was packed with cars with people climbing the Falls. Although we were both happy that there was no one else around to interfere, there was a lingering feeling of dre...
  • Little Development In Prosthetics
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    Prosthetics first began as wooden and leather cups and simple crutches. This eventually developed into a peg which freed the hands for everyday functions. A peg leg held cloth rags to allow a wide range of motion. Since the birth of the great civilization Rome came a development in medicine and helped in the scientific field of Prosthetics. During the Second Punic War (218 to 210 B.C.) Pliny the elder wrote about Marcus Sergius a general who had major injuries and had a right arm amputation. An ...

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