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Can pregnant athletes compete?

Can pregnant athletes compete?

On June 26, 2014, Alysia MontaƱo, defending champion in the 800-meter event who had won a total of five national titles, joined a field of top runners on the track at Hornet Stadium in Sacramento, California, during the U.S. National Track and Field Championship. What a difference a year had made in her performance, however. read more
Women as consumers and fans

Women as consumers and fans

Women have more purchasing power than ever before. In fact, they now account for $7 trillion in consumer and business spending in the United States. Over the next decade, they will control two-thirds of consumer wealth. read more
The racial spin in tennis

The racial spin in tennis

In her book So Much to Live For, Althea Gibson, the African American athlete credited with breaking the color barrier at two of the most prestigious tennis events in the world, Wimbledon and the United States National Tournament (later to be called the U.S. Open), wrote, "Most of us who aspire to be tops in our fields don’t really consider the amount of work required to stay tops." read more
Gender imbalances persist in sport leadership at the Olympic level

Gender imbalances persist in sport leadership at the Olympic level

The Olympic Games are the pinnacle sporting event for athletes, with more than 10,500 athletes competing in the Summer Games and just over 2,500 athletes in the Winter Games. At the most recent Summer Games in London, women constituted their highest percentage of participants ever, with 44.3 percent (4,751) competing for 205 national Olympic committees. read more
Understanding the risks and benefits of physical activity important in public health

Understanding the risks and benefits of physical activity important in public health

In public health, it is important to understand not only the health benefits of a certain behavior or intervention you may be promoting, but also the risks. read more
Training for sports requiring power

Training for sports requiring power

Power athletes are naturally focused on maximizing their strength-to-weight ratio so as to generate the greatest power at the lowest weight. read more
Different Cell Types for Different Jobs

Different Cell Types for Different Jobs

Not surprisingly, there are different types of muscle cells, a characteristic that enables humans to perform explosive movements of short duration as well as complete amazing feats of endurance exercise. The muscle fiber (cell) types are simply referred to as type I (slow twitch) and type II (fast twitch). read more
Benefits of Technology in Training

Benefits of Technology in Training

In all my days of racing as an elite triathlete, there was never a single piece of equipment I could use that would allow me to train poorly, or dumb, and make up for it on race day. read more
Basic Components of Therapeutic Exercise

Basic Components of Therapeutic Exercise

In the total rehabilitation program, there are two basic elements, therapeutic modalities and therapeutic exercise. read more
Neuromuscular adaptations to strength training

Neuromuscular adaptations to strength training

Systematic strength training produces structural and functional changes, or adaptations, in the body. The level of adaptation is evidenced by the size and strength of the muscles. read more
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