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    Caffeine and Sports Performance

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    Caffeine and Sports Performance Caffeine is a mild stimulant that occurs naturally in at least 63 plant species. Caffeine can be found in the leaves, stems, seeds, and roots of these various plants. Caffeine is part of the methylxanthine family. It consists of a xanthine molecule with three methyl groups attached to it. Caffeine can be found in many products like sodas, tea, and coffee, but it also occurs in several other products such as prescription medications, diuretics, and pain relievers

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    Stress, Sports and Performance

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    common denominator in all of these is change. Loss of familiarity breeds this anxiety with any change being viewed as a "threat". The issue of anxiety is an important aspect of performance. Whether it is during the tense moments of a championship game or amidst that dreaded History exam, anxiety affects our performance via changes in the body, which can be identified by certain indicators. One misconception though with performing under pressure is that stress always has a negative connotation. Many

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    Motivation in Enhancing Sports Performance "No Works Cited" “… the internal state which tends to direct a person’s behaviour towards a goal.” (Kent, 1994) “…motivation has been seen as having two aspects: it is what drives id to do things …and it makes us do particular things.” (Woods, 1988) Motivation can influence decisions, learning and performance in sport. If a performer is not in a positive psychological state, mistakes will be made in the performance, and they will not perform

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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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    Performance Enhancing Drugs and Their Impact on the Overall World of Sports Sports play an important role in society because they promote the health of individual bodies through hard work and dedication, embodied and encompassed by fair play and sportsmanship(Llewelyn). In the sports world today, performance-enhancing drugs (PED's) are very prevalent and have changed the way that almost everyone perceives sports figures. A substance is categorized as a PED when it has the potential to enhance a

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    is this drive that results in the vigorous preparation athletes’ go through to become superior among their race. To thrive, we must understand that proper nutrition is the basis any athlete must build from in order to achieve peak physical performance. Prior to strenuous activity it is imperative that the body has the required amounts of nutrients to carry out an activity. At the latest reference it is recommended that a person consume an average of 2200 mg of calories, 60 g of fat, less than

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    Performance-Enhancing Drugs in Sports

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    Performance-Enhancing Drugs in Sports In all areas of sports, professional, college, and even high school, there is widespread illegal use of performance-enhancing drugs. Although there are many reasons for athletes to choose to use these drugs, the cost of such use, both to the athlete and to society can be extraordinarily high. It is important to understand why performance-enhancing drugs are used and what are the consequences of their use to the athlete and society. One of the reason athletes

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    Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sports Performance Enhancing Drugs are a big temptation in any athlete's life. Are performance enhancers as bad as they are made out to be? Melissa Winkller, and author of the Vegetarian Times in New York states, "Sport supplements are at best a waste of time." Agree or not, the history and facts of performance enhancers will tell you what these drugs can do to your body; the good, the bad and the ugly. Ant decision a person makes that warrants putting a substance

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    Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sports

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    Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sports When involved in sports, you have to be competitive. You need to win more than anybody else. However, athletes are taking winning to the extreme. As the use of performance enhancing drugs is becoming more popular amongst athletes, many of them do not understand the risks involved in taking these drugs. Many people are looking for a quick way to build muscles, or to get stronger the fastest way possible. Using these performance aids may very well be a

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    In todays generation, a lot of performance drugs are being used in sports. Many people think that is cheating and they have an unfair advantage. The primary medical use of these compounds vary, but include treatment of cancer or aiding those born prematurely. The presence of an abnormal concentration of a hormone, its metabolites, relevant ratios or markers in your sample is deemed to contain a prohibited substance unless you can demonstrate the concentration was due to a physiological or pathological

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