Essays Tagged: "athletic performance"

Sport Psychology: Analysis of Psychological Skills Training models with particular reference to Thomas's (1990) model for performance enhancement.

ile of the successful athlete. Within the psychological framework attempts, to determine the "ideal athletic personality" have only been marginally successful (Morgan 1980, in White, 1993). One of the ... in White, 1993). One of the categories observed in order to understand and move towards the 'ideal athletic personality' is that of Psychological Skills Training (PST), "It is contended that mental s ...

(8 pages) 261 0 4.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Biotechnology - Anabolic Steroids

he body's natural male hormone, testosterone.People usually take in high doses of steroids to boost athletic performance and to do extremely well in competitions and sports, but sports and athletic co ... onger and better.Steroids cannot improve an athlete's agility or skill. Many factors help determine athletic ability, including genetics, body size, age, sex, diet, and how hard the athlete trains. It ...

(6 pages) 105 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biotechnology

Bigger, Better, Stronger The Increasing Use of Steroids in Sports w ref

d no (Bamberger and Yeager 62).Since the 1950's athletes have been taking anabolic steroids to help athletic performance. The steroid abuse however does not stop at just the athlete. No, it extends it ... y of todays, and tomorrow's sports hero's to be questioned. What was once looked upon as a superior athletic feat is now looked upon to be a product of medicine. Testing has to get better, teaching ki ...

(6 pages) 189 0 4.6 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Drugs

Steroids and Athletes... the different affects different steroids have on the human body, and how it is related to our althletes.

Since the 1950's, some athletes have taken steroids to gain strength, build muscle, and boost athletic performance. Other parts of the population have also begun to take steroids as well. Athlet ...

(4 pages) 52 0 4.2 Sep/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Drugs

Anabolic steroids

tion. The uses and effects of anabolic steroids are imperative in studying professional sports, and athletic performance.Anabolic steroids are regularly smuggled over the border. They are brought into ... nd. AAS's have many positive effects on the body, as well as negative. Steroids are used to enhance athletic performance, ability, and physical appearance. The main reason that athletes use steroids i ...

(6 pages) 98 2 5.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Drugs

Drug usage in the sports world.

e himself or herself to bodily harm? The most obvious answer is to improve their performance. Since athletic performance is composed of so many variables, such as attitude, strength, competitive spiri ...

(2 pages) 28 0 4.2 Nov/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Athletes and Steroids

Anabolic steroids are powerful drugs that many people take in high doses to boost athletic performance. Anabolic means "Body building tissue." Anabolic steroids help build muscle tis ... es as well as non-athletes, in high schools and middle schools. Most major professional and amateur athletic organizations have banned steroids for use by their athletes. These organizations include t ... heir athletes. These organizations include the International Olympic Committee, National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), and the National Football League (NFL).Most common users of steroids ar ...

(2 pages) 32 1 3.7 May/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Effects of Steroids on the Human Body

olic steroids are synthetic chemicals mimicking testosterone, and are used to aid muscle growth and athletic performance. They are used legally by doctors to treat certain medical conditions, despite ...

(1 pages) 870 0 2.3 Sep/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Pros and Cons of Synthetic Enhancement

debate on what should and shouldn't be legalized. Steroids on one hand, have been proven to effect athletic performance, but also have been proven to have many negative effects to liver function, rep ... rvable side effects. Human growth hormone (HGH), on the other hand, has also been proven to enhance athletic performance but has not been studied enough to prove any long term negative effects though ...

(6 pages) 42 1 4.3 Dec/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Steroid Use Amoung Athletes

for cancer. Although steroids have been used since the 1960s by athletes who want to increase their athletic performance, and by bodybuilders that want better bodies.Steroids work by helping the body ... more intense, although if steroids were banned for good people could see the true champions in the athletic world.

(4 pages) 17 0 0.0 May/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Sports Nutrition

e carbohydrates, fats, amino acids, and fluids.CARBOHYDRATES One of the most important nutrients to athletic performance is carbohydrate. They play an important role in supplying your brain and body a ...

(6 pages) 57 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Muscle, Genes And Athletic Performance

In this particular article we were asked to read it talked about muscle, genes and athletic performance. It was mainly focused on runners than any other sport. Also this article went ...

(2 pages) 14 0 0.0 Dec/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Anabolic Steroids In Sports

can be used for medical treatment as well as for personal reasons. Steroids can be used to enhance athletic performance, alter body appearance, and strengthen the body?s recovery system (Yesalis). Fi ...

(5 pages) 49 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Drugs In Sports

helpful.I think that when a male or female athlete, makes the choice to use a drug to improve their athletic performance, that it will most likely hurt them, rather then help them.Although, some drugs ... ding through middle, and high schools a student may see another student taking drugs to enhance his athletic performance, with the influence that they are friends, it is most likely that both of them ...

(3 pages) 13 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

The Drink That Will Change Your Life!         Wouldn’t be great

ty.Gatorade For years people have purchased the sports drink "Gatorade" in hopes of proving athletic performance. Why are people so determined that "Gatorade" will make them a better athlete? ... ep in mind that not all great athletes drink "Gatorade." This commercial is marketed towards young, athletic males. The commercial usually airs during sporting events. So the next time the question is ...

(7 pages) 1828 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Marketing

Supplements: Gain the Edge or Fall Behind? Living in such

ways searching and trying new ways to become bigger, faster, stronger and to improve their over all athletic performance. People spend billions of dollars a year on supplements in hopes that they will ... y and stay healthier.Creatine Creatine is the latest headline-grabbing substance said to help boost athletic performance. Everyone agrees that for increasing muscle mass, Creatine is the most effectiv ...

(6 pages) 704 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

The New Breed of Steroids

letter I will discuss; what is the definition of steroids and explain how they are used to enhance athletic performance, explain what scientists have actually found that has been misrepresented in th ... lengths to find and to cover up their use of steroids.In my opinion I think that scientists and athletic agencies should keep on fighting in order to weed out the cheaters and to only have real at ...

(5 pages) 18 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Use of Performance Enhancing Drugs In Sports

sy. This paper will examine those two major issues, first dealing with steroids and their effect on athletic performance and attitude then dealing with various effects that drugs have had in professio ... .In order to understand why we are confronted with the problem of performance-enhancing drug use in athletics today, we must look at the history of the development of anabolic steroids: a group of pow ...

(5 pages) 39 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

How does music affect your heart beat??

style of music wasn't as important as its pace.Music has also been shown to reduce stress, benefit athletic performance, and enhance motor function in people with neurological impairments. So turn up ...

(5 pages) 33 0 3.7 Apr/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Technology

Should performance enhancing drugs be illegal?

pic athletes captures this in the best possible way. This is because PEDs have a positive effect on athletic performance. For example, an athlete using anabolic drugs will increase protein synthesis w ...

(3 pages) 33 4 4.3 Jun/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Drugs