Digestive System

Digestive System   Teeth – Cut and chew food Tongue – Moves around and mixes it with saliva Esophagus – Food is pushed through the Esophagus by a process called peristalsis to the stomach Stomach – squashes food and mixes it with chemicals until it becomes a watery mixture. Pancreas – Makes chemicals and releases…

Nervous System

Nervous System The Nervous System consists of two parts The Central Nervous System (CNS) The Peripheral Nervous System (PNS) This is made up of all the other nerves that branch out from the CNS to the rest of the body. While the main function of the system is to pick up and pass on messages…

Drugs: Steroids

NEW SCIENTIST. SPORTS LIES AND STEROIDS  We do not know how many aspiring athletes fail to make the grade despite trying various untested drugs, or perhaps even see their health and performance decline as a result. *amateurs drugs, fail make grade, decline health It is true that there was good reason to think testosterone would…

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Biomechanics

Biomechanics 2004 International Pacific College Notes Andrew Pirie   What is it? BMX (Biomechanics) is the study of human movement, what forces both internal and external to cause the movement to happen and the results of forces when exerted.   Why is it important? Once you find the most effective way a body can move…

Drug Testing in Sport

Drug Testing in Sport RESEARCH PROPOSAL By Andrew Pirie Sports Performance II 2004, International Pacific College   Topic – Drug Testing in Sport   Objective: I would like to find out if drug testing in sports is effective and how it is carried out. What type of drugs can be detected and are new drugs being…