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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

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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

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    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

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    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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    Mental Imagery and Its Impact on Athletic Performance Jim just sat there before his match. Everyone else was running and warming up, but Jim just sat there. When the dual started, Jim went out on the mat and pinned his opponent, after showing excellent technique. The rest of the team lost. They didn't understand it; they would work out before the dual and couldn't win, but all Jim did was sit there and he won while showing excellent skill. Later they found out that Jim was using a technique

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    Does Creatine Supplementation Really Enhance Athletic Performance? The Purpose of Creatine In our competitive society, being the best is of utmost importance. Athletic performance is no exception, and athletes are constantly striving to find new ways to train which will help them to become the best. Many supplements promising results have come and gone, but creatine may actually be able to deliver improved athletic performance. Many athletes are currently supplementing their diets with creatine

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    Using Your Minds Eye for Optimal Athletic Performance You are in the First Union Stadium playing in the championship basketball game in front of a sold out, wildly cheering crowd, with hints of soft pretzels, buttered popcorn, and sweat in the air. Theres one minute left to play and you are agitated, exhausted, and have cottonmouth from the stimulation of this once in a life time opportunity to own and flaunt a championship ring. The scoreboard announces that the numbers are tied at 101 and

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    Factors Influencing Girls' Athletic Performance Throughout Secondary School Introduction ============ Athletics data has been collected for a number of years at Colchester County High School. Colchester County High School is a selective school for girls in the Colchester district. This means that it is not representative of the whole population. Upon entry to the school, forms are chosen on the basis of musical, sporting and academic talent from previous years in primary school.

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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

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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

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