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Abdominal stretch demonstrated

Abdominal stretch demonstrated






Execution

  1. Lie prone with your palms on the ground and your elbows bent and close to your sides. Glide your shoulder blades down toward your hips.
  2. As you inhale, lengthen through your spine and press your hands into the ground to lift your chest off the ground. Keep the abdominals engaged toward the spine.
  3. Move along the longest possible arc through your thoracic spine, avoiding overuse in the lower spine.
  4. Continue, lifting your hips off the floor as long as you are supporting your
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Competition and Fair Play

Competition and Fair Play


Considerations of Winning, Cheating, and Gamesmanship


James W. Keating and Randolph M. Feezell’s essays "Sportsmanship as a Moral Category" and "Sportsmanship," respectively, take on the important notion of sportsmanship. Armed with his well-known distinction between sport (a diversion whose main aim is to ensure all concerned have a pleasurable experience) and athletics (a competitive contest whose main aim is winning), Keating starts things off by claiming sportsmanship is not the all- ...

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Current Guidelines and Policy on Doping in Sport

Current Guidelines and Policy on Doping in Sport


Whatever we think that sport should or should not be, there is one good reason why the world’s sporting bodies are undertaking such a concerted effort to eliminate doping in elite sport. There is one good reason why there are no ’pro doping’ movements and no legal challenges to the laws against doping in sport. The reason is simply this: doping is currently the most widespread method of cheating. Professional athletes are cheating, and worse, they are using methods which quite ...

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Growth-related issues specific to young dancers

Growth-related issues specific to young dancers


Young dancers experience challenging physical changes during adolescence, typically between the ages of 11 and 14 for girls and between ages 13 and 16 for boys. Growth spurts can cause changes in balance and flexibility that affect technique. In such cases, it can be hard at first to understand why technique seems to be getting worse despite more and more practice. It is normal, however, to see a decline in technical performance during rapid growth. Adolescence is a tough time, during which a ...

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Normative Ethics and Normative Ethical Theories

Normative Ethics and Normative Ethical Theories


We are now well positioned to sketch out the main moral theories that bear on the ethical considerations of sport featured in the essays to come (table 3). These moral theories are largely of the normative variety in that they seek to spell out what principles, reasons, and values should guide our actions in particular sporting circumstances. However, the first section of essays implicates another branch of moral inquiry known as "metaethics," in which the primary aim is to explain and justify ...

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Understand the mechanics of turnout

Understand the mechanics of turnout


Turnout of the legs is used in movements performed by ballet dancers. There are a few anatomical factors that determine your turnout: strength of the external rotators, flexibility of the internal rotators, and the bony alignment of the femoral head and neck. The majority of the turnout must come from movement in the hip socket. The International Association of Dance Medicine and Science states that on average 60 percent of turnout comes from the hip, 20-30 percent from the ankle and the ...

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