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    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

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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

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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

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    Anxiety and Athletic Perfomance

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    Anxiety and Athletic Performance Introduction Athletes today need to be able to cope with the anxiety and pressure that is placed on them in the competitive world of sports. A large deal of research has been done on examining the relationship between anxiety and performance within the field of athletics. This paper is going to show that the mind in an athlete has a lot to do with the result of the particular event. In order to show that anxiety in athletes is a significant problem this paper

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    Use of Steroids by Athletes

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    A survey was presented to 198 U.S athletes with the following scenario. You are offered a banned performance enhancing substance that comes with two guarantees: 1) You will not be caught. 2). You will win every competition you enter for the next five years and then you will die from the side effects of the substance. Would you take it? More than half the athletes said yes. As we can infer from the above survey, a large number of professional athletes are willing to risk their lives for the chance

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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.

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    Success From Creatine

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    Success From Creatine Many people in athletics avoid using creatine monohydrate because they do not know much about it. They are convinced that something that can help athletes achieve such great results cannot be good for the body. This is not true if the supplement is taken correctly. Creatine is an excellent supplement. It is one of the only products on the market that has been proven to significantly enhance athletic performance in the areas of power, strength, and muscle mass. Creatine makes

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    Eating Disorders And Gymnastics

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    acceptable, and pathogenic methods of weight control are often introduced. In addition, concern about body size and shape is increased because of the "social influence for thinness [from coaches and peers], anxiety about athletic performance, and negative self-appraisal of athletic achievement" (Williamson et al. 1995). Finally, the competitive nature of sports reinforces characteristics such as "perfectionism, high achievement motivation, obsessive behavior, control of physique, and attention to detail"

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    Adpatogens and the PrimeQuest Program

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    United States in 1990. The unique formula of adaptogens discovered by Brekhman is now marketed under the PrimeQuest High Performance Program. Scientific evidence has shown that this unique combination of adaptogens can successfully combat the negative effects of stress, improve health and well-being, and enhance athletic performance (Avery, 1995). The PrimeQuest High Performance Program is comprised of two products that work in synergy: Prime 1 and Prime Plus. Prime 1 is a liquid herbal food supplement

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    The cognitive evaluation theory suggests that motivation-performance relationships may be explained by intrinsic and extrinsic motivations and influences. An intrinsic motivation is an internal, subjective and person reward for participating in an activity (Cox, 2007). The performance of an athlete who is intrinsically motivated may be fueled by an internal reward such as emotional gratification, the pleasure of physical activity, or feelings of being challenged. An extrinsic reward, in comparison

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