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Balance and Core Exercises

Balance and Core Exercises


The following balance and core exercises will help you develop obstacle-specific balance and core stability for crawling through tunnels or low barriers (barbed wire, netted rope, wood planks) and walking over narrow beams as well as slippery and other unsteady surfaces.


Single-Leg Balance with Reach

Primary Muscles Worked

Hamstrings, glutes, calves, and back

Start

Stand tall with abdominals engaged and feet hip-width apart (see figure a).

Move

  1. Balance on your right leg as you lean and
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Career options for sport communication: Five segments

Career options for sport communication: Five segments


This chapter describes the five major career segments of sport communication (see figure 2.1): management, media, support services, entertainment, and other opportunities. Consider the Sport Communication at Work profile for this chapter: Where would Nguyen be classified? Though she now works in an executive management role, she also provides some support services for the writers and editors at USA Today. In addition, she began her career as an unpaid independent blogger, which, if we use an ...

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Chest compressions

Chest compressions


External compressions of the chest increases pressure inside the chest and directly compresses the heart, forcing blood to move from the chest to the lungs, brain, and the rest of the body. Creating and maintaining this pressure not only keeps vital organs alive but also increases the chances that defibrillation will be successful.


After chest compressions are started, it takes time to build up enough pressure to make blood flow. When chest compressions are stopped, the pressure and blood flow ...

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Combining the Athlete and the Wheelchair

Combining the Athlete and the Wheelchair


The process of combining the athlete and the wheelchair into a sport system varies depending on the specific sport. However, some general principles can be applied with regard to fitting the wheelchair itself. Additionally, there are some specific performance considerations for racing wheelchairs and court chairs.


Fitting the Wheelchair to the Athlete

Proper fitting of the wheelchair to the athlete is critical for high levels of athletic performance. Most manufacturers provide retail experts ...

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Common Obstacles for Muscular Endurance

Common Obstacles for Muscular Endurance


Endurance

Endurance is the greatest physical requirement in being prepared for an obstacle race. Endurance covers both aerobic capacity and muscular ability. Aerobic endurance taxes your cardiovascular and respiratory systems, while muscular endurance challenges the capacity of your muscular and skeletal systems to perform sustained work over time. Aerobic endurance covers activities like running - the main activity in obstacle racing - spread over the course of steep hills, muddy terrain, and ...

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Early Childhood Program Standards and Learning Objectives

Early Childhood Program Standards and Learning Objectives


The development of early childhood physical education programs should be aligned with best practices in early childhood education and early childhood special education. Young children experiencing delays in their motor development should receive opportunities and instruction designed to parallel what their same-age peers receive but modified to address individual challenges. Early childhood movement programs should provide children with the opportunity to explore and act on objects in their ...

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Energy Systems

Energy Systems


Simply put, energy is the ability to do work, and this includes all human movement and activity. (And you will need a lot of it to get you through not only an obstacle course race but also the challenging training sessions leading up to your event.) Energy systems refer to the specific mechanisms in which energy is produced and used by your body. Like most mammals, you generate energy via three systems: phosphagen (ATP-PC), glycolytic, and oxidative (see figure 2.1). All three energy systems are ...

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Implications for teaching physical education to children with ASD

Implications for teaching physical education to children with ASD


The following section provides an overview of implications for teaching physical education to children with ASD - specifically, assessment, activity selection, and instructional and management techniques.


Assessment

One method that has been proven helpful in assessing students with ASD is the system known as ecological task analysis (Carson, Bulger, & Townsend, 2007). Within the model, the instructor examines the interaction of three factors: the student, the environment, and the task. To ...

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New sport media: Interactivity and the internet

New sport media: Interactivity and the internet


The phrase "new sport media" incorporates two aspects: sport communication and new media. As discussed in chapter 4, sport communication is the process by which people in sport, in a sport setting, or through a sport endeavor share symbols as they create meaning through interaction. But what are people referring to when people talk about the new media? This term must be examined before we discuss new sport media and online communication in sport. This section examines the application of the new ...

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Prevention Strategy at Waterparks

Prevention Strategy at Waterparks


The waterpark industry has an overall excellent track record of providing safe recreation. The most effective way to reduce the risk of injury to guests enjoying waterpark attractions is to enforce the rules for proper usage consistently and regularly inspect the attraction.


Safety and Use Instructions

Each area or attraction should have safety and use instructions clearly posted for guests. These instructions should answer the following questions for each attraction:

  • Must guests be a
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HK News

 

15 to Watch - September 26, 2016


By Rick Horrow and Karla Swatek
with Jamie Swimmer

1. Rome has decided to drop its bid for the 2024 Olympics, leaving only Paris, Los Angeles and Budapest as candidates to host the Summer Games. According to the AP, Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi rejected the bid, saying that it would be “financially ‘irresponsible’ to pursue the bid any further given the city is barely able to get its trash picked up.” Raggi went on to bring up facts regarding the massive debts that ...

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