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  • Performance Evaluation within Organized Athletics

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    Performance Evaluation within Organized Athletics Performance evaluations in the corporate culture are common practice to assess the growth of the employees and develop specific plan of actions for the success of the company. There are many types of philosophies and approaches to evaluating employees from self-evaluations, 360 degree feedback, and to formalized surveys. In order for performance evaluations to be effective and create the positive change that they are intended, there must be a process

  • Creatine for Athletic Performance

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    Creatine for Athletic Performance The Advantages of Creatine for Enhancing Athletic Performance If, about 5 years ago, you were to tell an athlete there was a supplement (which was not an anabolic steroid or other bodybuilding drug) that would help bodybuilders and athletes pack on as much as 10 rock-hard pounds of muscular bodyweight (which could lead to better performance for athletes) in less then 2 weeks; increase their bench press by 25 lbs. (which also would help in enhancing performance) in a mere

  • Improving Athletic Performance

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    Improving Athletic Performance Eating much high-carbohydrate food. A controversial practice of first starving the body of carbohydrates, and then following a high-carbohydrate diet just before an athletic event, in an attempt to increase performance. Endurance athletes, e.g. marathon runners, rely on their stores of glycogen as a source of energy during competition. Carbohydrate loading is a legal method of boosting the amount of glycogen in the body prior to a competition. Six days

  • Analysis Of Athletic Performance

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    Analysis Of Athletic Performance The aim of this self-analysis will be to identify my strengths and weaknesses, which can help me construct an appropriate training programme for myself to help improve my technique and overall performance. I will be analysing myself in the discus event of athletics. Athletics is an individual sport so I do not play a role in the team but I always aim to compete with the highest quality. I compete at quite a high level, having represented my county at the

  • Vitamin D and Athletic Performance

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    positively affecting athletic performance has become more and more evident almost daily. Specific macro and micronutrients are better understood as to their specific functions within the body and from that how they can influence the body’s ability to perform while under duress. An example of such would be the stress of athletic performance. Vitamin D, which is also referred to as cholecalciferol, is one of the fat soluble vitamins that have been attributed to influencing athletic performance. However, vitamin

  • Emotional Intelligence and Athletic Performance

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    After investigating two research studies related to emotional intelligence and performance, it is quite evident that emotional intelligence can have some effects on one’s performance; therefore, it is important for athletes to know how to recognize and regulate their emotions during their performances and for coaches/trainers to understand the significance and benefits of EQ in a giving performance. High levels of performances, particularly in team sports, require members of a group to communicate and

  • The Effects of Athletics on Student Performance

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    (Koebler, Jason. "High School Sports Participation Increases for 22nd Straight Year." US News. U.S.News & World Report, 02 Sept. 2011. Web. 03 Dec. 2013.) Academic performance, popularity, and physical fitness are all directly affected by involvement in athletics. Overall, and contrary to popular belief, those students who participate in athletic activities often have higher physical, mental and emotional abilities than their non-participating peers. Stereotypically student athletes are portrayed as popular

  • Sports Drinks and Athletic Performance

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    Since the creation of Gatorade in 1987 sports drinks have become a staple of American athletics. Every major sports league, including the NBA, NHL, MLB, NFL and NASCAR, are sponsored by and use Gatorade Thirst Quencher. All Sport and Powerade, two other smaller market sports drinks, have limited sponsorships of smaller sports leagues including the NCAA. The question is, how effective is Gatorade and other sports drinks in doing what it they're advertised to do? One has to wonder if the wide use of

  • The Importance Of Nutrition On Athletic Performance

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    I am an athlete and nutrition plays a very important role in my abilities to perform. It has been well documented that optimal nutrition can lead to an enhancement in an athlete’s physical activity, athletic performance, and recovery from exhaustive exercise (Clark, M., Reed, D. B., Crouse, S. F., and Armstrong, R. B., 2003). Also, athletes are expending more energy so therefore they need more calories for this extra expenditure of energy (Clark, M., Reed, D. B., Crouse, S. F., and Armstrong, R.

  • Mental Imagery on Athletic Performance

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    Mental Imagery on Athletic Performance What is Mental Imagery? Mental imagery, also called visualization and mental rehearsal, is defined as experience that resembles perceptual experience, but which occurs in the absence of the appropriate stimuli for the relevant perception (plato.stanford.edu/entries/mental-imagery/). Whenever we imagine ourselves performing an action in the absence of physical practice, we are said to be using imagery. While most discussions of imagery focus on the

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