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Competitive sports have been around for as long as history, and most people have participated in one at some point in their lives. Competitive sports are not for all people, however, because not everyone feels the pros outweigh the cons. One popular sport is competitive gymnastics, which has always had controversy as to whether it is more beneficial or harmful. While gymnastics is a potentially dangerous sport, if taught or performed improperly, its benefits, both physical and psychological, are far greater than the potential risks.
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Gymnasts are more vulnerable to the onset of distorted eating than other teenagers in society, due to the very nature of what makes for athletic success in the sport. Gymnasts’ bodies have to be young, healthy, petite and muscular, therefore they have to do large amounts of conditioning and eat the proper amounts and type of food. The main factor to gymnasts being vulnerable to distorted eating is because they are at very young ages when they excel in the sport. Gymnastics is structured around young fit bodies, so these athletes are facing a lot of pure pressure and big decisions at young ages. They may start to restrict their diet because, in the sport, it is expected for them to have petite and fit bodies and they are receiving pressure from their coaches and others opinions. A Canadian study of youth gymnasts at an average age of 13.4 years old, reported that 10.5% saw themselves as overweight, 27% were worried about the way they looked and 39% reported dieting behaviors (momsteen.com). When gymnasts restrict their food intake it will not enhance their performance, instead it will harm it because of their weakened bodies condition. They decide to reduce their food intake because of what their body, as a gymnast, is supposed to look like. With the average age of gymnasts being 13.4 years old, they are at the age where it is very easy to feel insecure about their body due to others around them, but it is very unhealthy for high-level gymnasts to not be fueling their body with the proper foods thy need. The sports nature also plays a large role in how far the athletes will go for success. Gymnastics is a very involving sport that requires very long training hours for the young athletes. The proper amount of training hours for the ...
Artistic Gymnastics event were combined with the rope exercises in Australia. Progressively, the hand objects exercises were pass to the Rhythmic Gymnastics. Finally, it was included in the Olympic programme in Los Angeles 1984 Game with the individual competi...
I was stretching when I heard an overenthusiastic mother gloating on behalf of her daughter stating that her daughter was smart and capable of becoming an elite figure skater when one coach explained, “She doesn’t have the right body.” Followed by the unmistakable whimpering of a little girl crying and an arguing parent, it was clear the little girl did not meet the standard of flexibility and body composition to reach the upper echelon of figure skating that her mother expected and she wanted. Flexibility is a necessity in figure skating in order to execute technique well, while a low percentage of body fat is important for aerobic power and jump height (Winter et al. 317). Angrily storming out, the mother made it clear to the coach that she refused to pay for years of practice without the hopes of her daughter placing in competitions.
Football is a very physically demanding sport. According to Taylor (1969), “Professional football is basically a physical assault by one team upon another in desperate fight for land.” (pg. 23) The body is used as weapon to prevent an opposing player from crossing into another's territory. The body must be strong and well equipped to endure the stresses of physical contact. The body is very susceptible to injury when engaging in football. It is important for those who participate in football train their bodies effectively. The same can be said for ballet. It is a physically demanding activity as well but the body is used as a form of expression. According to Huwyler M.D. (2002), “ For the dancer, his body in his means of expression, the instrument is his heart. Ballet is meant to be graceful and elegant, it does not appear to be a physically demanding sport as football is. Looks are deceiving, According to Kennedy M.D and Hodgkins M.D. (2008), “The grace and art of the ballet performance belie the great physical strain of the body as a whole. (Preface) Ballet places a great deal of strain on the body; it is important that those who participate in ballet receive adequate and effective training.
An immense topic of this broad pathway is that injuries in high school athletes are on the rise. Many high school sports injuries can be prevented through proper conditioning in the off season and in the beginning of the season. They also can be presented by using the proper equipment, and methods while conditioning [Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America]. But there are also the injuries that cannot be prevented like sudden trauma injuries which account for a good chunk of high school sports injuries. Most high school athletes play sports year round; if you are playing the same sport year round then your risk of getting injured is significantly increased. This rate is increased because you are just using the few same muscles in your body, and after a while you can develop a stress fracture [Harris-Taylor]. If you are playing more than one sport year round that is excellent because you are working different muscle areas in your body. But, it is always fine to take a break from a sport for a few weeks a few times a
Before even exploring the internet, quite a lot of time was taken to figure out the topic for this report. Once the topic was selected, several questions and ideas were noted to research about. The University of Waterloo libraries online database was used to search for reliable sources for articles. PubMed and Google Scholar were selected as the primary sources for articles, as well as reliable and valid individual author websites. After short listing several articles related to the topic, each article was carefully read and evaluated for validity, reliability, and overall quality. After analyzing and interpreting the data of the articles, the selected topic of this report will be further explained. Three main articles were selected from three very respected journal including, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, and Fitness & Performance Journal. In order to increase experimental control as well as external validity, the articles chosen experimented in outdoors conditions which are exposed to climate conditions, as well as indoors on rubberized to minimize climate conditions (1*). References were later cited to give credit to the original author(s) of the articles. (http://www.ohrc.on.ca/en/count-me-collecting-human-rights-based-data/6-what-involved-collecting-data-%E2%80%93-six-steps-success )
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Ballet is a beautiful and romantic type of performance art. It originated in the Italian court systems in the 15th century (Jonas). Since its origination, ballet has undergone many changes and gained worldwide recognition. Filled with elaborate costumes, cheering audiences, lights, weightless movements and beauty; ballet is admired by many. On the magical stage ballerinas can become whoever they wan to be, and perform in a world of fantasy. For these reasons, children, especially little girls, all over the world dream of becoming ballerinas when they grow up. However, becoming a professional ballerina is an extremely difficult accomplishment, in which few will achieve (Kelso 1). The world of ballet may seem to be filled with glitz and glamor but, behind the curtain there is an entirely different story. There are extreme demands and pressures put on these young dancers to be very thin and nearly perfect. Some of which include body and weight demands, competition, and social pressures. These constant pressures can lead to a negative body-image and even debilitating eating disorders (Price and Pettijohn).
On the contrary, “Prevalence and Risk Factors of Musculoskeletal Injuries in Parkour” does not make use of pathos, but it has basically no visible influence on the piece. The article preserves neutral and objective tone and uses professional language to convey the point. There is no place for appeal to emotions, but it is compensated by the other strategies used by the authors, which are more suitable for such type of writing.
For an increasing number of women in the United States, a concern or preoccupation with body weight and size is a constant pressure. Female athletes, like most women in our society, are also often pressured to conform to certain ideal body sizes and shapes, as dictated by the entertainment and fashion industries. Female athletes, however, face a twofold pressure. They face the burden that our culture places on all women to be thin, but they also face the burden from coaches, parents, and other athletes to succeed in sports and look good doing so by maintaining an unrealistically low weight. When weight gain means removal from a team or elimination from competition, many female athletes turn to dangerous food restriction and excessive exercise. This pressure to achieve or maintain unrealistically low body weight underlies the development of a syndrome recently named the Female Athlete Triad. First identified by the American College of Sports Medicine in 1992, the Female Athlete Triad consists of three medical disorders commonly found in female athletes: disordered eating, amenorrhea, and osteoporosis. Alone each disorder is dangerous; in combination the triad disorders are potentially fatal.
The female athlete triad consists of three parts; disordered eating i.e. anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, amenorrhea, and osteoporosis. “Originally termed ‘female athlete triad,’ the name was derived at a meeting led by members of the American College of Sports Medicine in the early 1990s” (Kazis & Iglesias). The meeting was held due to an alarming increase in stress fracture rates, decrease in bone mineral density, and menstrual dysfunction. In 1972, the passage of Title IX was passed that mandated equal athletic opportunities for men and women. Since then, there has been a record high of almost 2 million female athletes participating in high school and college level sports. With the increase of female athletes, there is also an increase of competition whether it is to be the fastest, strongest, or skinniest. Athletes either at a collegiate level or an elite level, have unrealistic expectations placed on them to maintain a low body weight. Pressure to attain a perfect body can come from all different outside forces, such as: coaches, teammates, parents, siblings, and the athlete herself. The obsession to achieve this goal can lead to other health-relating problems such weakening bone density which will lead to stress fractures and irregular menstruations which can possibly lead to fertility issues in the future.