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Cleveland's Bitter Pill: A Diagnosis Of Injured Title Dreams And Die Hard Fans, Joseph Congeni 2014 University of Akron

Cleveland's Bitter Pill: A Diagnosis Of Injured Title Dreams And Die Hard Fans, Joseph Congeni

University Press Publications

This collection of stories examines Cleveland's athletic teams and injuries that have hindered their quests for championships. From rotator cuffs to knee ligaments, from sprained ankles to sprained backs, and from broken legs to broken arms, Cleveland's misery has taken some of its best athletes and immobilized them at inopportune times. Shaq gave fans his inside dominance and his ailing thumb in 2010. Herb Score was a blazing lefthander until he took a line drive to the face in 1957. When the Las Vegas oddsmakers picked the Brown to win the Super Bowl in 1988, Bernie Kosar's ...


Identifying The Prevalence Of Ncaa American Football Players Sustaining Traumatic Brain Injuries (Concussions) During Spring Practice In The Big Sky Conference, Kery R. White 2014 Big Sky Conference

Identifying The Prevalence Of Ncaa American Football Players Sustaining Traumatic Brain Injuries (Concussions) During Spring Practice In The Big Sky Conference, Kery R. White

Skyline - The Big Sky Undergraduate Journal

The goal of this study is to identify ways to minimize and/or further prevent athletic concussions in an effort to add years to athletes’ lives, greatly decrease side effects of sustaining multiple head traumas, and thus increase the quality of life for athletes around the world. Conferences such as the Pac-12 and the Ivy League are moving toward a safer method of playing the game of football, but the reality of the situation is, players are only getting bigger, stronger and faster, and they will continue to play with passion and a love for the game.

With the increased ...


Commercialism And The Moral Standing Of The National Collegiate Athletic Association, Robert C. Schneider 2014 The College at Brockport: State University of New York

Commercialism And The Moral Standing Of The National Collegiate Athletic Association, Robert C. Schneider

Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education Presentations and Papers

Presentation at the Fifth International Conference on Sport and Society titled: Commercialism and the Moral Standing of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, it offers insights generated from utilitarian moral analysis that provide National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) leadership with a structured foundation from which to make commercialism related choices supporting overall organizational happiness and stability.

By Professor Dr. Robert C. Schneider Director, Sport Management Program, The College at Brockport.


Utilitarian Moral Theory: Parallels Between A Sport Organization And Society, Robert C. Schneider 2014 The College at Brockport: State University of New York

Utilitarian Moral Theory: Parallels Between A Sport Organization And Society, Robert C. Schneider

Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education Presentations and Papers

Paper presented at the ISSA World Congress of Sociology of Sport 2014. Beijing, China by Dr. Robert C. Schneider, Sport Management Program Director, The College at Brockport.


The Effects Of A Multi-Ingredient Dietary Supplement On Body Composition, Adipokines, Blood Lipids, And Metabolic Health In Overweight And Obese Men And Women: A Randomized Controlled Trial, Michael J. Ormsbee, Shweta Rawal, Daniel A. Baur, Amber W. Kinsey, Marcus L. Elam, Maria Spicer, Nicholas T. Fischer, Takudzwa A. Madzima, D David Thomas 2014 The Florida State University

The Effects Of A Multi-Ingredient Dietary Supplement On Body Composition, Adipokines, Blood Lipids, And Metabolic Health In Overweight And Obese Men And Women: A Randomized Controlled Trial, Michael J. Ormsbee, Shweta Rawal, Daniel A. Baur, Amber W. Kinsey, Marcus L. Elam, Maria Spicer, Nicholas T. Fischer, Takudzwa A. Madzima, D David Thomas

Department of Nutrition, Food, and Exercise Sciences Faculty Publications

Background: The present study investigated the effects of a multi-ingredient dietary supplement (MIDS) containing caffeine, conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), green tea, and branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) taken for 8 weeks on body composition, blood lipid profile, glucose, insulin, adiponectin, leptin, and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) in overweight and obese men and women. Methods: Twenty-two participants completed the study (PL, n = 11; 7 women, 4 men; age, 34 ± 3.5 years; height, 169.2 ± 3.3 cm; body mass, 96.9 ± 6.8 kg; BMI, 34.1 ± 1.8 kg/m2; MIDS, n = 11; 9 women, 2 men; age, 36 ± 3 ...


Research Review: Exercise Can Be So Demanding, Michael Climstein, Joe Walsh 2014 Bond University

Research Review: Exercise Can Be So Demanding, Michael Climstein, Joe Walsh

Michael Climstein

Introduction: It’s the last week of university and I’m preparing my last lecture for a colleague who is in Las Vegas at a strength and conditioning conference. Hmmph! Just not fair – and on top of sending an email from the poolside reminding me to give the lecture, he has the audacity to complain about the 40°C weather (did I mention it’s been single digits temperature here on the Gold Coast in the mornings?) Anyway, getting back on topic, I’m preparing his lecture on obesity and am including a number of slides on basal metabolic rate ...


Sport As A Medium For Supporting Global Problem Solving, Robert C. Schneider 2014 The College at Brockport: State University of New York

Sport As A Medium For Supporting Global Problem Solving, Robert C. Schneider

Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education Presentations and Papers

A Peer-Reviewed Presentation by Professor Dr. Robert C. Schneider Director, Sport Management Program The College at Brockport, State University of New York given at the Center for Global Studies; Shanghai University, China; June 19-21, 2014.


Body Pump And The Rep Effect: An Instructor's Evaluation Of The Low-Weight, High-Repetition Group Exercise Program, Meredith Pritchett 2014 University of South Carolina

Body Pump And The Rep Effect: An Instructor's Evaluation Of The Low-Weight, High-Repetition Group Exercise Program, Meredith Pritchett

Senior Theses

My senior thesis project was to become a certified Les Mills BODYPUMP instructor. In order to obtain my certification I had to go through training, which was paid for by the University of South Carolina. Training was a mentally and physically demanding weekend full of lifting weights and learning everything there is to know about BODYPUMP techniques, choreography, and coaching. Afterwards, I had sixty days to send in a video of myself teaching the class to a group of participants in order for my teaching skills to be evaluated by Les Mills. I passed my evaluation and am now a ...


High School Female Recruiting Guide To College Soccer, Elizabeth Sinclair 2014 University of South Carolina

High School Female Recruiting Guide To College Soccer, Elizabeth Sinclair

Senior Theses

Ask any athlete how she got to where she is today. Did she play on an Olympic Development Team (ODP), or did she get recruited from a showcase tournament? There are a variety of paths when trying to play collegiate soccer, and one path is not better than the other. Even the thirty girls on the same college team may experience a vastly different recruiting process, but, somehow, they all end up in the same place. This paper offers mere overall guidance to the recruiting process for female high school soccer players, with helpful tips to use along the way ...


Inactive To Active: A Positive Life Change, William McLachlan 2014 University of South Carolina

Inactive To Active: A Positive Life Change, William Mclachlan

Senior Theses

Not only has research unanimously supported the claim that physical activity is good for you, it is an idea that many people see as wide-spread enough to be considered banal. However, at a time when the United States is facing rising rates of obesity (Haskell et al., 2007), it is important to appreciate the importance of that information. In order to gain a personal understanding of the importance of physical activity, I engaged in resistance training five days per week and an additional four hours and 40 minutes, on average, of other physical activities, including yoga, stretching, and tennis, for ...


Thermoregulatory Responses Of Runners Following A Warm-Weather Road Race, Luke N. Belval 2014 University of Connecticut

Thermoregulatory Responses Of Runners Following A Warm-Weather Road Race, Luke N. Belval

University Scholar Projects

Purpose: To quantify the skin temperature changes following intense exercise in warm-weather. Methods: Anterior thermal images and gastrointestinal temperature (TGI) from 20 male runners (mean±SD; 73.5 ± 10.9 kg) participating in a 11.2 km road race were collected before and immediately after the race. Wet-bulb globe temperature (WBGT) and wind speed were recorded at the finish line. Infrared thermal images were divided into 11 distinct regions, superior torso (ST), inferior torso (IT), face (F), right forearm (RF), left forearm (LF), right upper arm (RUA), left upper arm (LUA), right thigh (RT), left thigh (LT), right lower leg ...


Prediction Modeling For Graduate Athletic Training Education Programs, Scott L. Bruce 2014 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Prediction Modeling For Graduate Athletic Training Education Programs, Scott L. Bruce

Masters Theses and Doctoral Dissertations

The purposes of this study were: • to develop a prediction model to identify factors associated with eligibility and first-attempt success on the Board of Certification (BOC) examination for students enrolled in a professional (entry-level) graduate athletic training program (GATP) • to identify applicant characteristics that are most likely to predict both academic success in the GATP and success on the BOC exam. A cohort of 119 students was used for both purposes. Multiple analyses yielded three-factor and two-factor models for prediction of passing the BOC exam. The three-factor model demonstrates that a student with ≥ 2 predictors had an odds ratio (OR ...


Research Review: Getting High For Fitness, Mike Climstein, Joe Walsh 2014 Bond University

Research Review: Getting High For Fitness, Mike Climstein, Joe Walsh

Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine Publications

Every endurance fitness enthusiast is interested in the next 'new' supplement or training technique that will further increase their maximal aerobic power, aka 'V02 max' (maximal oxygen consumption). We are devoting this issue's Research Review to altitude training, which although not new in professional sport has now entered the fitness enthusiasts' commercial market for both health and fitness benefits. Yes, we said health benefits. We recently published a review paper on the health benefits of altitude training and found that it was associated with improvements in body weight, body composition (>1,700 metres altitude), improved fasting blood glucose (1 ...


Effects Of Jump Training On Bone Mineral Density In Young Adult Females, Battogtokh Zagdsuren 2014 Western Kentucky University

Effects Of Jump Training On Bone Mineral Density In Young Adult Females, Battogtokh Zagdsuren

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Physical activity is critical to bone health. However, not all physical activity has optimum effect on bone health and metabolism. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of a short term progressive jumping protocol on bone mineral density in college age Asian females. Sixteen participants aged18-28 years enrolled in the study. Participants were assigned to exercise (n=9) and control (n=8) groups. The exercise group completed a two-legged depth jump from an approximate 20cm stepbench followed immediately by a maximum vertical jump using arm swings for five days per week for two weeks. Each depth jump ...


The Effect Of Winter Versus Summer Running On Lower Extremity Musculoskeletal Injury Rate In Recreational Runners, Elizabeth Frieseke 2014 Northern Michigan University

The Effect Of Winter Versus Summer Running On Lower Extremity Musculoskeletal Injury Rate In Recreational Runners, Elizabeth Frieseke

NMU Master's Theses

The effects of cryotherapy on body tissues suggest that cold exposure can decrease performance measures, including proprioception, strength, and agility. Since a decrease in proprioception and strength have been linked with an increase of injury rates, this suggests that exposure to cold conditions may increase injury rates. The main purpose of this study was to determine if there is a difference in musculoskeletal injury rates in the winter compared to the summer months in recreational runners. The participants were surveyed on their injury history for the past year. The results of this study showed that the injury rate for musculoskeletal ...


Acute Effects Of Long Distance Running On C-Reactive Protein And Arterial Stiffness, Bridget E. Durocher 2014 Northern Michigan University

Acute Effects Of Long Distance Running On C-Reactive Protein And Arterial Stiffness, Bridget E. Durocher

NMU Master's Theses

Abstract

Central arterial stiffness, indicated by pulse wave velocity (PWV), is increased during the hour post ultramarathon (ULT), but it's currently unknown if PWV remains elevated 24 hours after ULT or marathon (MAR). PURPOSE: To determine the effects of ULT and MAR on C-reactive protein (CRP), aortic blood pressure (BP), aortic augmentation index (AIx), PWV, and LF:HF ratio. We hypothesized that CRP, AIx, PWV and LF:HF ratio would be elevated 24 hours post-race. Our secondary hypothesis was that changes in PWV would be inversely correlated to the percentage of moderate activity (3-6 METs) during competition. METHODS: Applanation ...


Lower Body Kinematic Comparisons Between Front And Back Squats In Response To Loads, Joosung Kim 2014 Bridgewater State University

Lower Body Kinematic Comparisons Between Front And Back Squats In Response To Loads, Joosung Kim

Master’s Theses and Projects

The squat is considered as one of the most popular exercises prescribed by therapists, athletic trainers, researchers, coaches, and athletes for injury prevention and strength and conditioning. People commonly associate the squat exercise as the back squat. However, the front squat has been advocated to reduce the stress to the lower back while increasing the leg strength. The proper front squat technique and the changes in the spine and lower extremity joints in response to load mass are still unclear. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to examine the lower body kinematic comparisons between front and back squat exercises ...


Soccer Participation And Youth Obesity In The United States, Lee Schober 2014 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Soccer Participation And Youth Obesity In The United States, Lee Schober

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


Physical Activity And Its Effect On Reducing Disease: A Literature Review Of The National Runner's Health Study, Graham William Edson 2014 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Physical Activity And Its Effect On Reducing Disease: A Literature Review Of The National Runner's Health Study, Graham William Edson

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


Improving Running Performance Using Non-Running Tasks, Darien Lewis 2014 The University of Maine

Improving Running Performance Using Non-Running Tasks, Darien Lewis

Honors College

For decades researchers and runners have endeavored to improve endurance running performance. Recent evidence suggests that adding resistance training to a running program can improve running performance. Our purpose was to determine if 6wks of resistance exercise via negative eccentrically-induced work (RENEW), an exercise that increases muscle size, strength, and stiffness, could serve as an effective “non-running” modality for improving running performance. Recreational runners were assigned to a: RENEW (n=7), plyometric (PLYO, n=7), or control (CON, n=7) group. RENEW trained on an eccentric ergometer (3x/wk, 10-30min, 54-66% of peak heart rate ...


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