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The Athletic Trap

The Athletic Trap

Author: Howard L. Nixon

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421411958

Category: Education

Page: 217

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The unrivaled amount of cash poured into the college athletic system has made sports programs breeding grounds for corruption while diverting crucial resources from the academic mission of universities. This title clarifies the structure of this trap, describes how higher education institutions fall into it

Repairing the Athlete's Image

Repairing the Athlete's Image

Author: Joseph R. Blaney

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739138991

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 416

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This book presents case studies of various athletes, sports, and public relations scenarios with prescriptive advice for those attempting to repair athletic reputations. This invaluable study is an essential resource for graduate and upper-level undergraduate courses in sports communication and popular culture.

Muay Thai Basics

Muay Thai Basics

Author: Christoph Delp

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781583946893

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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Muay Thai, also referred to as Thai boxing, combines fitness training, self-defense, and competitive sport. In this hands-on guide, renowned trainer Christoph Delp presents the sport’s history, development, rules, and equipment. In the techniques section, he first details basic skills such as the correct starting position and footwork. Next he offers a complete list of all the attacking techniques and a selection of effective defensive and counterattacking strategies. All techniques are presented step-by-step by Thai champions from the famous Sor Vorapin gym in Bangkok, showing readers the fine details of each technique. The training section provides detailed information about the structure, content, and planning of training regimens and this includes historical training methods, a stretching program, and training schedules. Suitable as both a self-training guide and a supplement to club training, Muay Thai Basics offers authoritative instruction for Thai boxers and other martial arts enthusiasts.

Buddha Was A Baller

Buddha Was A Baller

Author: Ryan Stock

Publisher:

ISBN: 1945532866

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 96

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Buddha Was a Baller: How to Awaken the Athlete Inside You is a uniquely insightful collection combining some of the greatest athletes of our time with Buddha's mindset and teachings. Ryan Stock uses his experience as a basketball player and coach conjoined with his findings on his spiritual journey to explain how Buddha would've made the ultimate baller. He was patient, mindful, and strategic--all of the things that can enhance an athlete's playing ability and experience. This book explains how mind over matter will always lead to victory. Buddha was not agile, chiseled, or swift in movement with the ball, but the things he did possess would have allowed him to positively influence and add value to the performance of greats such as Michael Jordan or Lebron James. Typically, athleticism is viewed as a complete physical ability, but often the mental strengths one must have to get ahead on the court is overlooked. As you read Buddha Was a Baller, think about using these strategies on and off of the court for an enhanced experience along with your life journey whether you are an athlete or not.

100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know About Sport

100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know About Sport

Author: John D. Barrow

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448129546

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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What can maths tell us about sports? 100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know About Sport sheds light on the mysteries of running, jumping, swimming and points scoring across the whole sporting spectrum. Whether you are a competitor striving to go faster or higher, or an armchair enthusiast wanting to understand more, this is a fascinating read with one hundred short pieces that range across a wide number of sports. Find out: * Why high-jumpers use the Fosbury Flop, * How fast Usain Bolt can ultimately run and how he could break his records without running any faster, * Whether there is a limit to human performance, * Who the strongest man or woman is, pound for pound, * Why there are so many different scoring systems in sport, * If a 100-kilogram mass weighs more in London than it does in Singapore, * What the best strategy for taking football penalties is, * What the effect of those banned skin-tight swimsuits are, * Why golf balls are dimpled, * And last, but not least, why does the bounce of a Superball seem to defy Newton's laws of motion. Written for anyone interested in sport or simple maths, this book will enrich your understanding of sport and enliven your appreciation of maths.

Team Physician Manual

Team Physician Manual

Author: Lyle J. Micheli

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136464744

Category: Medical

Page: 608

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The FIMS Team Physician Manual is the official sports medicine handbook of the International Federation of Sports Medicine (FIMS), the world’s oldest sports medicine organization. Now in a fully revised and updated third edition, the book offers a complete guide to the background knowledge, practical techniques and professional skills required to become a successful medical practitioner working in sport. Well illustrated, with clear step-by-step guidance, plus text boxes and checklists for quick reference, the Team Physician Manual covers every key area of activity and intervention, from the preparticipation examination to rehabilitation. The book surveys every classification of sports injury, offering clear advice on fieldside assessment, diagnosis and treatment, as well as examining best practice in general aspects of sports medicine, such as prevention and the psychology of injury. Written by a team of world-leading physicians from North and South America, Europe, Africa and Asia, this book is a ‘must have’ reference for any doctor, physical therapist, or medical professional working in sport.