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Mental Endurance in Endurance Shackleton's Incredible Voyage - Mental Endurance in Alfred Lansing's Endurance Shackleton's Incredible Voyage In Endurance Shackleton's Incredible Voyage, Alfred Lansing recounts the tale of one of the greatest successes of the Twentieth Century. Ironically, Lansing's detailed account of the 1915 Trans-Antarctic Expedition illuminates the stark reality that Sir Ernest Shackleton's expedition did not fulfill its goal. In fact, the expedition never even set foot upon the continent that they had intended to cross. The outstanding success of that motley crew of adventurers was in their ability to endure the harsh Antarctic climate....   [tags: Endurance Shackleton's Incredible Voyage]
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The Endurance of Autocrats - According to Lipset’s modernization theory the more economically developed a country is, the more likely that democratization will occur as Lipset’s theory states that “Democracy is secreted out of dictatorship by economic development” (Prezweorski & Limongi, 1997:157). This is explained by the thought that economic development brings complexity to social structures making them harder to control; in addition, technological advancement has allowed autonomy and privacy when information is concerned and the role played by (Prezweorski &Limongi, 1997:157)....   [tags: Lipset's Modernization Theory, Developed Country]
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Ultra Endurance Exercise vs. Endurance Exercise - Since the dawn of humankind, exercise has been a part of our existence, either consciously or unconsciously. Primal beings would run, climb trees, and sling weapons in order to survive and provide food, clothing, and other lifeline necessities for themselves and their families. As they continue to hunt on a daily basis, they unconsciously would build and maintain their cardiovascular system as they travel further to survive. Approximately 400 BC, the Hippocrates mention about exercise in great detail....   [tags: Health ]
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Women: The Symbol of Strength and Endurance - Women have been considered to be the symbol of strength for many centuries. Women have often been forced to be in charge of the family when the male in the family couldn’t. There are many times during wars that the men have to go off and fight, they leave their women behind. Then these women have to not only continue their responsibilities and take care of their families, they also have to take over the men’s responsibilities. Women also have to leave the people and the places that they love so that they can be with their husband....   [tags: A Wagner Matinée by Willa Cather] 527 words
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The Effects of Endurance Training of Cardiovascular Health - The benefits of exercise are indisputable and understanding the relationship between cardiorespiratory endurance training and other categories of conditioning requires a review of changes that occur with incremented aerobic, or anaerobic capacity. Although, is moderation in thought of taking up endurance exercise for cardiovascular health. In order to provide an explanation, we would need to perform studies, include researched background information, and organization/analysis of the results. For instance, in the most sizably voluminous such study to date, involving more than 50,000 adults and presented at the 2012 annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine; participants who r...   [tags: exercise, fitness, fibrosis] 615 words
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Women’s Endurance in the 1960’s - What was the USA like for all of those women, who wanted the right to do what men do before the Women’s Rights Movement. And what was it like after the movement. Women’s Rights Movement” is about “the self-conscious desire to achieve sexual equality” (Foner). The movement began in the 1960’s (Foner). Some of the leaders are Betty Friedan and John F. Kennedy (Foner). Lucy Stone and Sojourner Truth (Gelletey 40-41) are the other leaders who enlivened the movement. The followers are educated middle and upper-class women (Foner)....   [tags: Wife Expectations, Inequality]
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Hope and Endurance in The Grapes of Wrath - Hope and Endurance in The Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck published The Grapes of Wrath in response to the Great Depression. Steinbeck's intentions were to publicize the movements of a fictional family affected by the Dust Bowl that was forced to move from their homestead. Also a purpose of Steinbeck's was to criticize the hard realities of a dichotomized American society. The Great Depression was brought about through various radical economic practices and greatly affected the common man of America....   [tags: The Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck] 1051 words
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Gender and Muscular Endurance - Introduction Wellness is defined by Robbins, Powers and Burgess1 in A Wellness Way of Life as an integrated and dynamic level of functioning oriented toward maximizing potential, dependent on self-responsibility. Wellness consists of many different dimensions including achievement in emotional, spiritual, occupational, intellectual, environmental, social, and physical dimensions. Focusing on the physical dimension, it becomes obvious that physical fitness is essential for maximum wellness in men and women....   [tags: Health] 333 words
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Strength and Cardio-Vascular Endurance - Strength and Cardio-Vascular Endurance The components of fitness I am going to develop are both strength and cardio-vascular endurance. I want to develop my strength and cardio-vascular endurance because I want to improve in cricket. I want to develop my strength for cricket because I could bowl faster, my shots would be harder and throw would be power-full even though they are from the boundary line. I am developing my upper body strength because in cricket you need the upper body strength for example while batting, bowling and fielding....   [tags: Papers] 1233 words
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Endurance Training - Endurance plays a major role in many athletic activities. Without endurance training, many athletes would not be able to compete in their respective sports. Endurance training involves low resistance and high repetitions, but what exactly does this do to your body and how does it do it. For starters, endurance training increases the level of certain aerobic enzymes, which are needed for the breakdown of fuels to produce energy. Enzymes are proteins that speed up metabolic reactions; they release and transfer energy....   [tags: Exercise Physiology] 616 words
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The Varoius Adaptations to Endurance and Strength Training - The Varoius Adaptations to Endurance and Strength Training Principles of training is a necessary instrument that should be applied to every sport and exercise in order that athletes and teams in training would have specific training objectives and goals to achieve. Without the principles of training, teams and athletes would be training blindly and this would lead to overtraining and burn out resulting in poor performances and therefore loss of interest and eventually result in the athlete dropping out of the training....   [tags: Papers] 1688 words
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Endurance and Strength Training Effects on Physiological and Muscular Parameters during Prolonged Cycling - Introduction: The research study my group and I examined was titled, “Endurance and Strength Training Effects on Physiological and Muscular Parameters during Prolonged Cycling.” This study done by Hausswirth et. all was published in 2010 in the Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology. When performing in a triathlon, which consists of swimming, cycling, and running in a single continuous event, it is generally accepted throughout the exercise science community, that “over performing” during the cycling stage by increasing ones cadence or aerobic power, could hinder the running portion of the triathlon that follows (Hausswirth)....   [tags: Critique a Research Article]
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Outline to Developing Cardio-respiratory Endurance, Speed and Reaction Time - Long- term goal_ - To develop cardio respiratory endurance and to improve their speed, and their reaction time. Session 1-Basketball chest pass relay: Session 1 Goal: To improve your speed, and develop good skills using the proper cues of the chest pass. Number of students- 12 Warm Up- Two lap around the gym and Static Stretching. Equipment -: Basketball, and Cones Activity-: After the students is finish with their warm up session. A cone will be place at the starting point and one on the ending point....   [tags: football, basketball, soccer]
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Frodo’s Story and his Endurance during his Time with the Fellowship - In a world of myth and magic where wizards, hobbits, and dragons dwell, and evil lord rules but long ago he lost his Ring of Rower. In the beginning of the book, The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien, starts when Bible, the second hobbit to posses the ring, gives the ring to his heir Frodo. The bulk of the story is about the origins of the journey of many years to destroy Frodo’s inheritance. The reason he desires so fervently to obliterate it is because it is evil, crafted for nefarious ruler, and created to control nineteen other magic rings....   [tags: Myths, Magic, Wizards, Hobbits, Lord of The Rings]
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Does Nutrient Timing Affect Muscle Strength and Endurance Performance - Nutrient timing is the process of being mindful of when you are eating in regards to a work out. While there is more research out there about carbohydrate intake nutrient timing, there is little research regarding mixed nutrient intake (Pritchett, 2008). From everything gathered to this point it is suggested that nutrient timing has some merit on exercise performance and is most effective with combinations of carbohydrates and proteins. This strategy of eating in and around an exercise session is intended to maximize “exercise induced” muscle adaptations and assist in the repair of damaged tissues (Aragon, 2013)....   [tags: mixed nutrient intake, working out]
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A Place for All That Is Lost in Ron Rash´s One Foot in Eden - “A Place for all That is Lost” Ron Rash’s One Foot in Eden is a story of desperation, longing, murder, and a disappearing way of life. It takes place in South Carolina in the 1950s. The story is told from five character’s points of view. It begins with Sheriff Alexander trying to solve a murder, while at the same time coming to grips with his own feelings about the mountain community and people he has left behind. He also has to contend with the exploitation of the community by Carolina Power Company, who is eager to flood the area....   [tags: endurance, faith, interdependence, widow]
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Mariam: A Legitimate End to a Life of Illegitimate Belongings - ... To start off, Mariam plays a powerful role by enduring the countless strikes and lashes of her husband, Rasheed. If Laila made Rasheed upset, Mariam had to endure all of the pain because Rasheed loved Laila and did not want to hurt her. Although Mariam may have been discouraged, Mariam played a prominent role in the advancement of women by demonstrating the scapegoat archetype and not turning against Laila. Mariam saw the potential and strength of Laila and realized that she must endure the hardships because she saw the abundance of power in her....   [tags: gender, courageousness, endurance, abuse]
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Factors Affecting the Beep Test - In this report, I will be writing about the data that was collected from the beep test, which tests the aerobic endurance of the participants who are performing the test. With the results collected I will be discussing the different factors that may have impacted on the participant’s results. Robinson (2010) states that there are different systems in the body such as the skeletal, muscular, circulatory, and respiratory. Despite the fact all these systems are separate, they are all linked together to help the functioning of the body when at rest and during exercise....   [tags: cardiovascular, nutrition, endurance] 1662 words
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How to Devlop Muscles - Muscles are crucial features of the body that allow the body to permit movement. It would be impossible for us to do anything without our muscles. Because of this, it is important for our muscles to develop and grow. One was to do this is by exercise. Exercise has a profound effect on muscle development. Exercise can make muscles stronger and bigger by sarcomere and sarcoplasmic hypertrophy. Exercise is one of the key activities that help promote muscle development. Everything we do involves the use of the muscles....   [tags: exercise, strength, endurance] 545 words
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Snowboarding as Exercise - Encomium Exercise Snowboarding is a form of exercise like many other sports and activities, but is seen by some as just a hobby and past time. To others, it is a way of life. Great praise should be given to the “art” of shredding the powder; it is not only fun but extremely healthy and supports an active life style. Like exercising and many other sports the main purpose of snowboarding is to feel good, have fun, and get a work out all at the same time. The meaning of exercise is an activity that requires physical or mental exertion, especially when performed to develop or maintain fitness....   [tags: Endurance, Recreation, Sport]
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The Positive Messages in Romeo and Juliet - Even though life may hand us tragedies, hopefully in the end we can always take at least a little positive out of the situation. Life hands everyone challenges, the only difference between them is how we handle and deal with them, plus if we can always leave with a new outlook. Tragedies even such as Romeo and Juliet can still have positive legacies left through them. Humans tend to focus only on the negative, yet no matter what the situation, we should always be able to take something from it. This tragedy in general may topple over many tragedies, yet we can still name positive messages about the human spirit....   [tags: William Shakespear, love, hope, endurance]
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Muscle Glycogen Accumulation after Endurance Exercise in Trained and Untrained Individuals - Muscle glycogen accumulation after endurance exercise in trained and untrained individuals is a paper written about a study that measured the glycogen accumulation in the tissues of muscles of trained and untrained people after they performed strenuous exercise. The purpose of this study was to determine if a group of trained individuals was more capable at excelling at strenuous exercises in comparison to a group of untrained individuals. The scientists conducting the test hypothesized that trained individuals would be able to exercise longer and recuperate faster....   [tags: Biology Athletics] 3419 words
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The Title of Arthur Miller´s The Crucible - 1. The Crucible refers to a melting pot, a test of endurance, and the carrying of the cross. Explain why this is an appropriate title for this play. Essay on The Crucible When Arthur Miller wrote The Crucible he intended to create a symbolic story. An obvious sign of The Crucible having a deeper meaning is that it was written to satirize the Red Scare of the 1950s. In addition the powerful title of The Crucible has several meanings that relate back to the play. The first meaning of the Crucible is “a container for melting or purifying metals,” and the second meaning is “a severe trial or test.” As a third meaning one could also say that the word “crucible” is related to the word “crucifix”...   [tags: melting pot, endurance, cross, heat] 912 words
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Performance-Enhancing Drugs in Sports - When people think of sports, people might wonder if the greatest people in sports used performance-enhancing drugs. Steroids build mass and strength and increase tissue to boost endurance (Szumski 11). Athletes use drugs in sports to build mass and strengthen a person’s bones, increase oxygen intake, work tissues, help pain, stimulate a persons body, reduce a person weight, and to hide the fact that a person is using other drugs (Szumski 12). Things that are considered steroids or an illegal body building drugs are, Anabolic Steroids, Beta-2 agonists, human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) , luteinizing hormone (LH), Human Growth Hormone (HGH), Insulin-like growth factors, and insulin (Szumski...   [tags: steroids, endurance, anti-doping agency]
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Mission Endurance - Within the pod there was barely room to travel. The atmosphere was damp and humid, and only a sort of grayness came through the opaque, windowless orb. She lay there, motionless, tactless, feeling nothing, and then, with overpowering abruptness, fear. Anxiously she whipped around, searching for an escape hatch; but there was none, and her meager strength soon became depleted. Hopeless and exhausted, she lay stationary within her prison. But with indolence, somehow, in a way she could not understand, came an urge, a hope, that began to take control....   [tags: Creative Writing Examples] 1440 words
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My Goals - I Want to Get Back What I Once Had - My Goals - I Want to Get Back What I Once Had Physically I've always had my ups and downs. I suppose it all depends on what's going on in my life that would allow adequate amounts of physical activity. Most of my physical activities are done in the summer and the least amount is done in the winter. That's not to say that I don't get a little here and there all the time. Most of my cardiovascular fitness is done in the summer, whereas any other exercise I might have is done mostly other parts of the year....   [tags: strength flexibility endurance stamina] 584 words
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Endurance in Night by Eli Wiesel - In the Face of Adversity “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all.â€. Dale Carnegie believed that perseverance could overcome even the harshest obstacles. Perseverance is inspired by a purpose, an unsatisfied drive to achieve a goal. During a cataclysmic event, only people with a purpose endure. In Night, Eliezer endures the Holocaust with a purpose to keep his father alive. He is a 15 years old boy when he and Chlomo began their journey through the perilous camps of Auschwitz, Buna, and Buchenwald....   [tags: essays research papers] 669 words
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How the Heavenly Father Strengthens Us Through Painful Experiences - “Good timber does not grow with ease, the stronger wind, the stronger trees. The further sky, the greater length. The more the storm, the more the strength. By sun and cold, by rain and snow, in trees and men good timbers grow.” All of us experience trials, most the time several are simultaneously. Because we are ready to be strengthened, Heavenly Father gives us experiences also called trials, that stimulate growth, understanding, and compassion which polish us for our everlasting benefit. To get from where we are to where He wants us to be requires a lot of stretching, which usually entails discomfort and pain.When enduring through a trial we need to remember, we have trails for a reason....   [tags: trials, challenges, endurance] 682 words
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Personal Connection to Literature - For summer reading I read two books, The Loved One by Evelyn Waugh and Endurance by Alfred Lansing. In The Loved One, it is mainly about the relationship between Dennis and Aimee and the relationship between Mr. Joyboy and Aimee and how she doesn't know who to love. Aimee get engaged with Dennis but then marries Mr. Joyboy. Later on Aimee feels that it is not going to work. She calls Mr. Slump for help and he said, "Do. I'll tell you what to do. Just take the elevator to the top floor. Find a nice window and jump out....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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The Benefits of Fitness Education - Fitness education is, “A physical education teaching approach that focuses on knowledge and understanding of physical fitness and wellness” (Strand, Scantling and Johnson 360). As a student studying to be a physical education teacher I am greatly concerned that children are not getting enough exercise and making poor choices regarding nutrients. Physical fitness is broken down into five fitness components: body composition, cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, muscular endurance and muscular strength....   [tags: Fitness Education Essays]
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Wrestling Training & Conditioning - Calculations: 1. BMI= 17.61 after rounding off at each step 2. BMR = 1309 calories after rounding off at each step 3. Target heart rate at 60% and 80% using Karvonen Formula Target heart rate range=151.6 to 178.8 bpm ASSESSMENT, TRAINING AND NUTRITIONAL STRATEGY At my initial consultation I would to him that I need permission from his parents so that I can train him. I would ask Chris to get a letter signed by his parents stating that they are aware of his goals and he has their permission to train....   [tags: Case Study]
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The Physiological Advantages and Disadvantages to Athletic Sports Performance - Introduction Blood doping, or induced erythrocythemia, is a term used to describe any means by which a person’s total volume of red blood cells is increased (Wilmore, 1994). The strategy has been adopted by a number of athletes, with positive results in endurance sports such as cycling, cross-country skiing and long-distance running. Whilst a fairly small increase in erythrocyte mass is seen in athletes after months of endurance training, dishonest athletes may strive to increase their erythrocyte mass further through the illegal and unethical processes blood doping or administration of human recombinant erythropoietin (rHuEPO)....   [tags: Pro Con Essays] 2829 words
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The Importance of Physical Fitness - The Importance of Physical Fitness Are you sick of gasping for air just after a quick trip up the stairs or feeling overly fatigued after a ten minute game of catch with your son. Maybe it is time you get busy and get in shape. What does it really mean to be physically fit. This is a question many of us ask ourselves when we set out to look better and feel better about ourselves. I personally don't know one person in this world that longs to be fat and out of shape. When you finally get off the couch, put the snacks back in the cupboard and decide it is time for you to get in shape, you usually head toward the gym first....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 1998 words
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Statistical Analysis of the Effect of Herbal Supplements on Mice - Statistical Analysis of the Effect of Herbal Supplements on Mice Missing Histogram A nutritional scientist was trying to get a new herbal supplement approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Her belief is that the herbal supplement can improve endurance in humans. The scientist took 30 mice and split them into 15 groups of two mice. The two mice in each group are of the same species, have same diet patterns, and same size. One of the mice in each group was selected randomly and given the herbal supplement while the other mice was not given the supplement....   [tags: Free Essays] 405 words
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Health Related Fitness - Health Related Fitness The definition of health related fitness is health related fitness relates to those components of health status. Our health status is: - Strength. Muscular endurance, Aerobic endurance, Flexibility and Body composition. Now I am going to explain their purpose and importance in relation to the five components of fitness. 1. Aerobic Endurance 2. Muscular Endurance 3. Body Composition 4. Flexibility 5. Strength Aerobic Endurance ================= Aerobic Endurance is the body's ability to exercise whole muscle groups over an extended period of time at moderate intensity, utilizing aerobic energy....   [tags: Papers] 570 words
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Coming of Age Rituals - Coming of Age: The Passage to Adulthood Rituals around the world all teach valuable lessons that help initiates see the value and importance of life. Each culture has different rituals that provide experiences for their youth to learn these valuable lessons of life. Many coming of age rituals are intense procedures. The Amazon's Satere Mawé youth enter adulthood through the bullet-ant glove initiation, teaching courage and endurance, and the crocodile scaring ritual that the men from the Sepik River in Papua New Guinea participate in teaches them pain and accomplishment....   [tags: Adulthood, Cultural Practices]
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Positive Messages about the Human Spirit in Romeo and Juliet - ... And technically the couple does end up together but not in the way they had hoped. After Juliet discovers she is to be married to Paris, she goes to Friar Lawrence, the only person she has left to see if there was anything she could do to delay or stop the marriage. His words to her were, “Hold, daughter. I do spy a kind of hope,” in Act IV, Scene i, line 68. This is before he tells her of the herb that will put her into a deathlike state to trick the rest of the family into thinking she was dead....   [tags: Shakespeare plays, theme analysis] 586 words
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Strength Training is Necessary for the Serious Athlete - Is your child dreaming of being a college athlete, a professional athlete, or an Olympian. Are you considering getting an extra edge over other athletes your child’s age. Is bigger, faster, and stronger better. The young athletes looking to move up to the next level are interested in improving speed, agility, and strength. Our youth are becoming increasingly involved in a more advanced level of competition with the hopes of obtaining their dreams of being the best at their chosen sport. It takes discipline to complete endurance and agility building exercises; thus you create a more disciplined athlete....   [tags: Strength Training]
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Low Oxygen Training in High Altitudes - Many people have heard of low-oxygen training or high altitude training before, but probably do not know all that much about. This type of training to have an advantage in competitions is very well known amongst endurance athletes, specifically runners. Training in low-oxygen situation for short term will reap benefits for almost any athlete. Training at high altitudes is rewarding for athletes because it forces your body to make changes that will result in positive gains. While training at high altitudes the lack of oxygen causes your body to produce more red blood cells, these changes typically take around a month to occur and will last between 10 and 20 days (Dan Peterson, Live Science...   [tags: athlete, benefit, training] 516 words
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Summer Reading Assignment - Summer Reading Assignment The novels The Loved One, and Endurance can both easily be related to my life, and the world that I live in today. Each of these stories has a meaning that is timeless, and contains morals that can never be dated. Each story has something to offer the reader on many levels. It may teach a lesson, reveal a truth or just simply entertain. Out of these stories I will make a connection to one or more of my personal experiences, a text-to-text connection, and a connection between these novels and the world today....   [tags: Literature Review]
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Caffeine in Athletics - Caffeine in Athletics The world’s most popular drug is legal, inexpensive, and believed to amplify workouts. It supposedly motivates athletes and helps them stay alert and focused while also boosting physical endurance by twenty to fifty percent. This stimulant is found naturally in sixty-three plants and is consumed by eighty percent of Americans. This white, bitter, crystalline substance is known as caffeine, and is commonly consumed in efforts to enhance athletic ability (http://gopher1.bu.edu/COHIS/substance/caffeine/about.htm)....   [tags: Nutrition Sports Health Essays]
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From Bits to Booms; the Backbone of the Oil Industry - On a bright sunny, but breezy afternoon my fiancé Adam and I made our way out towards Cade 21, an oil rig that he works on. On this day its location is close to the town of Eaton, near the intersection of county roads 74 and 29. You can see the derrick of the rig in the middle of a field, standing tall and white, like the Eiffel Tower, surrounded by large blue, yellow, or white containers. You turn onto a dirt path, where there is a small sign, letting you know that this is the entrance of Cade 21....   [tags: environmentalism, economics]
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Results of Post-Fitness Test on An Athlete's Fitness Level - Introduction In order to succeed and perform well in any sport a specific level of fitness is required. To improve upon performance, an athlete’s fitness level must also improve. This is achieved by utilizing the principles training during program design. In the duration of this essay, a five week training program the athlete completed will be assessed to validate its effectiveness. This will be discussed by examining the training program in relation to the principles of training and the comparison of and post test results....   [tags: Athletic Training, Sports] 1520 words
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How to be Physically Fit by Doing Physical Exercises - What is physical exercise. There are no other safe options to be physically fit but to do physical exercise. But first what is physical exercise. Physical exercise is any bodily activity that increase or maintain physical fitness. To be able to do physical exercise you need healthy body, endurance, strength, flexibility, balance, etc… It helps ourselves to be healthier, and we should do this regularly to maintain or to improve our body and health. Being Obese is really hard like you always get bullied in school, hard finding clothes, hard to breath, and etc… If you are overweight physical exercise can really solve your problem you just really need to persuade yourself to be norm...   [tags: Healthy Lifestyle Essay]
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Lacrosse Midfielder: Improving Performance, Speed, and Agility - Lacrosse is a sport that was created by the Native Americans around the 1600s (5). The sport once known as stick ball to the Indians has evolved to a major sport across the world. Lacrosse was a sport that was a real major part of European culture before it made its way to America. It has just recently been picked up in the major ranks of colleges and even a professional level. So with the rise of this sport comes the rise of the preparatory phases to get ready for competition. Lacrosse was once a sport played with as many as 100,000 players on in the valley at the same time....   [tags: sports, native americans]
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An Interview with a Roughneck - On a bright sunny, but breezy afternoon my friend Jack and I made our way out towards Delta 18, an oil rig that he works on. On this day its location is close to the town of Smallville, near the intersection of county roads 34 and 51. The derrick of the rig rises up from the middle of a field, standing tall and white, like the Eiffel Tower, surrounded by large blue, yellow, or white containers. There is a small sign, letting you know that this is the entrance of Delta 18; this dirt path is made from all the trucks which move the rig to its current location....   [tags: Interview Essay, Roughnecks, Rig Hands]
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The Benefits of Physical Fitness - Physical Fitness The benefit of physical fitness is to prevent obesity and encourage a healthy lifestyle thru training and focusing on the body’s compositions. Physical fitness is the measure of the body’s ability to go full capacity. If one doesn’t exercise ones body doesn’t work at its full potential all the time. Exercise can lower the risk of having major problems with ones body and relieve stress. Can’t stay fit if one doesn’t put forth any effort physical fitness requires physical exercise....   [tags: obesity, healthy, exercise] 1612 words
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Physical Fitness and Mental Wellbeing - ... Exercise has been found to be a timely and feasible way of ration people deal with the trauma and uneasiness every day. The repercussion on suspense doesn’t seem to be visible as it is in other areas. Embracing analysis in a certain area of mental health shows that exercise is a very healthy different to other means of negotiate with giving time of stress and anxiety. These can be the most common alternatives include the consumption of alcohol and, nicotine through smoking. It is also been said by being physically fit, a some bodies reaction to a hurtful situation is increased to a level that is capable of controlling....   [tags: body, exercise, muscles] 1448 words
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Leadership Case Study of Ernest Shackleton - The topic of this leadership case study is Ernest Shackleton. This paper will identify the development of Shackleton's leadership skills, provide examples and reflections of his abilities, and relate how he played an essential role in one of history's greatest survival stories. This study of Shackleton's leadership is set loosely within the framework of the five practices of exemplary leadership set forth in The Leadership Challenge by Kouzes and Posner, and will focus on the benefits produced by his management of team morale and unity (13)....   [tags: The Leadership Challenge Kouzes Posner] 4746 words
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