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The Relationship Between Body Composition And Thermal Responses To Hot And Cold Water Immersion, Jessica M. Stephens, Christos Argus, Matthew W. Driller 2014 Purdue University

The Relationship Between Body Composition And Thermal Responses To Hot And Cold Water Immersion, Jessica M. Stephens, Christos Argus, Matthew W. Driller

Journal of Human Performance in Extreme Environments

The current study aimed to examine the influence of body fat percentage on thermal responses to water immersion at the two temperature extremes used in athletic recovery, by comparing the thermal responses of low- and high-fat individuals to immersion in hot water (HWI) or cold water (CWI). Thirty-nine subjects completed a body composition assessment (to determine low-fat and high-fat groups), and 15 minutes of either CWI (n = 20) or HWI (n = 19), followed by 30 minutes of passive rest. Core temperature (Tc), skin temperature (Tsk), and thermal sensation (TSS) were recorded at various time points during immersion and throughout the ...


Marketing Pastimes: Comparing The Brand Strengths Of Real Madrid & The New York Yankees, Colin Wilson Powers 2014 Syracuse University

Marketing Pastimes: Comparing The Brand Strengths Of Real Madrid & The New York Yankees, Colin Wilson Powers

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

In March of 2012, Forbes Magazine ranked the most valuable brands in all of sports. Trailing only Manchester United’s $2.235 billion valuation, the next most valuable franchises are Spain’s Real Madrid of La Liga BBVA, and Major League Baseball’s New York Yankees. As the two of the three most dominant brands in all of sports, Real Madrid and the New York Yankees are frequently mentioned in the same context as one another, but rarely discussed through more extensive market research comparing their brand management strategies. By utilizing Kevin Keller’s acclaimed Customer-Based Brand Equity model, the ...


Impact Testing Of Youth-Level Helmets Versus College-Level Helmets, Nicole Hermann 2014 California Polytechnic State University

Impact Testing Of Youth-Level Helmets Versus College-Level Helmets, Nicole Hermann

Industrial Technology

With so many studies being conducted on professional football players regarding concussions and other related brain injuries, it’s amazing that such an important demographic has been missed. While NFL players are just as subjected to serious injuries as anyone else or even more so, it is important to remember that these players are outfitted, in most cases, with top-of-the-line equipment -- especially their helmets. If the focus is shifted to a younger demographic, youth football players in middle school and high school, the equipment is far less advanced and in a vast majority of cases, has been previously used by ...


Cycling Historiography, Evidence, And Methods, Lorenz J. Finison 2014 University of Massachusetts Boston

Cycling Historiography, Evidence, And Methods, Lorenz J. Finison

Boston’s Cycling Craze, 1880-1900: A Story of Race, Sport, and Society

My purpose in Boston’s Cycling Craze, 1880-1900, was to unearth a largely hidden social cycling history from the point of view of the ordinary, not the famous. While there were many Boston connections to racing champions like Major Taylor, Eddie McDuffee, and Nat Butler, and there are abundant sources of evidence about them, the research was not just about them, nor just about bicycle racing, nor just about unique or fast bikes. I wanted to write about what bicycling meant to ordinary citizens of Boston and its surrounding towns— and to write about the worsening social climate of the ...


Youth Sport Coaching Efficacy: Coach Education Level As A Predictor Of Coaching Efficacy, Geoffrey V. Weller 2013 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Youth Sport Coaching Efficacy: Coach Education Level As A Predictor Of Coaching Efficacy, Geoffrey V. Weller

Educational Administration: Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research

The purpose of this research was to evaluate coaches’ level of education as a predictor of their coaching efficacy level. The study tested ten hypotheses. Two for each of the five types of coaching efficacy identified: (1) Coaches with a higher level of education will not exhibit a higher level of coaching efficacy and (2) male coaches will not exhibit a higher level of coaching efficacy than similarly educated female coaches. Individuals (N=1669) coaching teams within the YMCA of Lincoln, NE Youth Sports Branch were emailed a link to an online survey developed using Qualtrics software. An analysis of ...


Protect Your Health On A Sport Travel Tour, Franki Burke 2013 SelectedWorks

Protect Your Health On A Sport Travel Tour, Franki Burke

Franki Burke

No abstract provided.


La Crisis Del Fútbol Ecuatoriano, Fernando Carrión Mena Arq., Pablo Samaniego 2013 SelectedWorks

La Crisis Del Fútbol Ecuatoriano, Fernando Carrión Mena Arq., Pablo Samaniego

Fernando Carrión Mena

El fútbol ecuatoriano ha logrado avances significativos que se reflejaron en su desempeño internacional, en paralelo a importantes aumentos en sus presupuestos. Sin embargo, y a pesar de esta combinación de éxitos futbolísticos y boom económico, en 2013 se empiezan a manifestar cuatro elementos que configuran una crisis estructural: el populismo financiero que hace insostenible su economía; la falta de normas y transparencia en sus marcos institucionales; el aumento de la violencia –que ahuyenta a los hinchas–; y, finalmente, lo que comienza a percibirse como el debilitamiento de los buenos resultados de los últimos años. Frente a ello, parece más ...


New Mouthguard Design With Intermediate Nickel-~Titanium And Foam Layer, Freddie Martinez 2013 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

New Mouthguard Design With Intermediate Nickel-~Titanium And Foam Layer, Freddie Martinez

UNLV Theses/Dissertations/Professional Papers/Capstones

Mouthguards help prevent orofacial injuries in many physical activities, commonly to the maxillary incisors. Mouthguards have many different properties which can be idealized. One property involves the amount of impact force the mouthguard can dissipate, commonly referred to as shock absorption. The aim of this study was to improve shock absorption capabilities beyond the protection that a mouthguard made of Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) can offer. A Nickel-Titanium (NiTi) and/or foam intermediate layer was placed between EVA. Seven configurations were fabricated at 3 different thicknesses. The configurations consisted of an intermediate layer composed of NiTi, foam, or NiTi/foam ...


The Vancouver Asahi Baseball Team And Cultural Acceptance 1920-1941, Christopher M. Pellerin 2013 Western University

The Vancouver Asahi Baseball Team And Cultural Acceptance 1920-1941, Christopher M. Pellerin

University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

This thesis analyzed how the Vancouver Asahis, through excellence in baseball, gained acceptance within the newspaper media and community from 1920 to 1941. An examination of Vancouver’s history and culture determined the importance of baseball to the city, especially upon Bob Brown’s, Vancouver’s greatest builder of the game, immigration. A history of the Asahis was also examined to help frame baseball’s importance to the Japanese and why they wished to engage in this specific sport. Through a content analysis within the Vancouver Sun and Daily Province newspapers, this thesis examined how the Asahis were represented in ...


Dainty Festival - Louisville, Kentucky (Fa 616), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2013 Western Kentucky University

Dainty Festival - Louisville, Kentucky (Fa 616), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 616. This collection includes information about the annual Dainty Festival of Louisville, Kentucky hosted by the Schnitzelburg German-American community.


Correlating The Purdue Spatial Visualization Test With The Wonderlic Personnel Test For American Football Players, Karthik Sukumar 2013 Purdue University

Correlating The Purdue Spatial Visualization Test With The Wonderlic Personnel Test For American Football Players, Karthik Sukumar

Department of Computer Graphics Technology Degree Theses

This research study aims to find the relationship between the scores for the Purdue Spatial Visualization test (PSVT) and the Wonderlic Personnel test (WPT) for American collegiate football players. Fifty-five collegiate football players took part in the study by attempting the PSVT and the WPT. The scores on these tests were compared to find if there existed a correlation between the scores on both these tests. The results showed that the scores on both these tests had a significant correlation with respect to each other. But, the group that took the WPT before the PSVT showed a lower correlation between ...


Ua80/1 Meeting Minutes, W Club 2013 Western Kentucky University

Ua80/1 Meeting Minutes, W Club

University Organizations

Meeting agenda and minutes for September 2013 meeting of the W Club Board of Directors.


An Autoethnographical Taprestry Of Feminist Reflection On My Journey Of A Fitness Model Physique, Stephanie A. Paplinskie 2013 Western University

An Autoethnographical Taprestry Of Feminist Reflection On My Journey Of A Fitness Model Physique, Stephanie A. Paplinskie

University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Weight training and fitness competitions are increasingly popular activities for many women seeking an aesthetically fit body. This thesis entails a critical reflection of the various factors surrounding my personal decision to partake in body sculpting, examining how these factors parallel the experience of other women in the fitness industry. Using a feminist theoretical framework and autoethnography, a history of feminist theory is incorporated to demonstrate some of the various perspectives surrounding women bodies. Two challenges for women are discussed in this paper: i) the fear of fat, and how it is connected to a woman’s initial decision to ...


'Massa Day Done:' Cricket As A Catalyst For West Indian Independence: 1950-1962, Jonathan A. Newman 2013 Western University

'Massa Day Done:' Cricket As A Catalyst For West Indian Independence: 1950-1962, Jonathan A. Newman

University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

This thesis examined the manner in which West Indies cricket became a catalyzing force for West Indians in moving towards political independence from Britain during the period 1950-1962. West Indians took a game that was used as a means of social control during the colonial era, and refashioned that game into a political weapon to exact sporting and especially political revenge on their colonial masters. Analyses (CDA, narrative analysis, examination of calypsos and cartoons) of the historic cricket tour to England in 1950, the decolonization movement, and the appointment of Frank Worrell as the first black captain of the team ...


Predicting The Pole Vault, Caitlin Maulin 2013 Big Sky Conference

Predicting The Pole Vault, Caitlin Maulin

Skyline - The Big Sky Undergraduate Journal

The purpose of this study was to take data that was collected by Dave Nielsen, Head Track Coach at Idaho State University, and conduct a regression analysis that results in an equation that can be used as a future training tool for the pole vault. The data was collected using DartFish software to analyze videos that were taken at 8 different track meets in 2004, including the U.S. Olympic Trials and the Reno Pole Vault Summit. The findings of this study show empirically that the hypothesized physics on proper vaulting technique is consistent with results of the regression analysis.


Mind Games, Amanda Marinac 2013 Big Sky Conference

Mind Games, Amanda Marinac

Skyline - The Big Sky Undergraduate Journal

No abstract provided.


College Tennis Players: Pressure, Abuse, Support, And Involvement From Parents, Annika Karlsen 2013 Big Sky Conference

College Tennis Players: Pressure, Abuse, Support, And Involvement From Parents, Annika Karlsen

Skyline - The Big Sky Undergraduate Journal

No abstract provided.


Effects Of Goal Setting On Performance In Collegiate Athletes, Trevor Polson 2013 Big Sky Conference

Effects Of Goal Setting On Performance In Collegiate Athletes, Trevor Polson

Skyline - The Big Sky Undergraduate Journal

This paper explores the effects of goal setting on the performance of collegiate athletes, specifically looking at differences among gender and type of sport and differences among types of goals set. The participants consisted of 68 students (31 male and 37 female) chosen via a convenience sample. Data was gathered using a survey consisting of questions involving goal setting answered using a 1-5 Likert scale. It was analyzed and compared across gender and type and level of sport using a T-test at an alpha level of 0.10. Multiple categories were statistically different. Males set more outcome goals than females ...


The Effect Of Education On Hydration Status Of Female Collegiate Gymnasts At Southern Utah University, Rebecca S. Moore, Natalie L. Bryslan 2013 Big Sky Conference

The Effect Of Education On Hydration Status Of Female Collegiate Gymnasts At Southern Utah University, Rebecca S. Moore, Natalie L. Bryslan

Skyline - The Big Sky Undergraduate Journal

Proper hydration is essential for both mental and physical performance. The purpose of this study was to determine if education would improve hydration status in collegiate female gymnasts. Urine specific gravity (USG) was used to determine hydration status. Urine samples were collected from thirteen athletes, mean age (19.3 ± 1.3) immediately before and after practices. Three sets (2-3 USG measurements each) were collected at different times during the preseason/season. Mean USG before practice and mean USG after practice of all subjects was calculated. The beginning of the study (T1), athletes were unaware of sample collection. After T1, hydration ...


The Evolution Of Gender Equality In Intercollegiate Sports, Juli Daulton 2013 Big Sky Conference

The Evolution Of Gender Equality In Intercollegiate Sports, Juli Daulton

Skyline - The Big Sky Undergraduate Journal

No abstract provided.


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