OLYMPIC WEIGHTLIFTING FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS : SAFETY AND GROWTH

Most weightlifting coaches and most participants (athletes, official, or club directors) have to debunk myths or beliefs about the great sport of weightlifting. While there are many beliefs that can find roots in the history, most negative – but popular- beliefs often rely on hear say, a misunderstanding of the sport of weightlifting, or anecdotal evidences.…

Learning a Motor Skill: Juggling (rev 1)

Learning a Motor Skill: Juggling Submitted to Alison Rhodes Robinson Sports Performance II  By Andrew William V. Pirie International Pacific College   Motor Skill Learning: Juggling In this topic we look at what motor skills are and how we learn them with Juggling as an example.   What is a skill! A skill is your…

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…