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Discrimination at the End of the Twentieth Century

Discrimination at the End of the Twentieth Century

The Paralympic Games have accommodated disadvantaged athletes for more than a half century. An athletic competition for disabled veterans of World War II first occurred in conjunction with the 1948 Olympic Games; but the first formal Paralympics took place in 1960. read more
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Sport in the Cold War

Sport in the Cold War

Although the happy days of the 1950s offered the American Dream for some, the era was fraught with the international tension known as the Cold War. The Communist Soviet Union, although allied with the United States against the fascist powers in World War II, emerged from that struggle as an international power espousing a competing political, philosophical, and economic ideology. read more
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Physical Education of Youth

Physical Education of Youth

At the college level, American educators adopted European gymnastics systems to improve the fitness levels of both male and female students. read more
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Supplements

Supplements

Several nutritional supplements are marketed with claims of increasing muscular strength and size, but many of these claims lack scientific support. Investing in these ineffective supplements may be a waste of money for the strength athlete. read more
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Professionals should be prepared to serve the public

Professionals should be prepared to serve the public

Parks and recreation services is a human services profession. The human services field has the objective of meeting human needs through an interdisciplinary knowledge base, focusing on prevention and remediation of problems and maintaining a commitment to improving the overall quality of life of those they serve. read more
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What to Eat and Drink Before, During and After Exercise

What to Eat and Drink Before, During and After Exercise

I came out with high energy, which I have been lacking in the last couple of games. I think it was the baked beans on toast for pregame. read more
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Pose: Triangle and Extended Triangle

Pose: Triangle and Extended Triangle

Triangle pose and extended triangle pose represent a strong mental and physical foundation formed by the two bottom points of the triangle. read more
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Free Weight Exercises

Free Weight Exercises

Seated Overhead Press - Weights: barbell. This exercise requires two spotters, who stand by the lifter’s shoulders on either side of the bench. read more
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Origins of Musical Theatre Dance

Origins of Musical Theatre Dance

The first dramas that included music and dance were presented by the Greeks in the 5th century BCE. Those dramas served as models for the Romans, who expanded the dance element. read more
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Seven critical variables for speed, agility, and quickness training

Seven critical variables for speed, agility, and quickness training

Athletes who want to be successful should not take a casual approach to their speed, agility, and quickness training programs. Renowned kinesiology professor Lee Brown says they should have enough of a strength base to adequately complete each exercise without undue strain, using the training as a supplement to traditional resistance training. read more
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