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Kamis, 07 April 2011

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Surfing is a surface water sport in which a person (the surfer) rides a board (the surfboard) on the crest of a wave as it carries the surfer towards the shore. A variation, bodysurfing, entails the use of no board and is considered by some the purest form of surfing (see separate entry for Bodysurfing). Surf clothing catalog, live surf and snow report, store locator, event coverage, message board, news and links. click logo to enter. Copyright 2009 Planet Surf Rights Reserved, site by Planet Surf Online. Quiksilver has teamed up with Spyder Surfboards for the 4th.

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In tow-in surfing (most often, but not exclusively, associated with big wave surfing), a motorized water vehicle, such as a personal watercraft, tows the surfer into the wave front, helping the surfer match a large wave's higher speed, a speed that is generally, but not exclusively, a speed that a self-propelled surfer cannot match. Join Quiksilver and Roxy this summer for Surf Camp! Whether you've never set

Surfing-related sports such as paddleboarding and sea kayaking do not require waves, and other derivative sports such as kitesurfing and windsurfing rely primarily on wind for power, yet all of these platforms may also be used to ride waves. They also have the naming rights to the Quiksilver Pro surfing tournament for men and Roxy Pro tournament for women in Gold Coast, Queensland in Australia

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Rabu, 30 Maret 2011

Sport Climbing

Sport climbing is a style of rock climbing that relies on permanent anchors fixed to the rock, especially bolts, for protection, in contrast with traditional climbing, in which the rock is typically devoid of fixed anchors, and climbers must place removable protection as they climb. Since the need to place protection is virtually eliminated, sport climbing places an emphasis on gymnastic ability, strength and endurance, as opposed to adventure, risk and self-sufficiency. Since artificial means are used primarily for safety rather than to make upward progress, sport climbing is considered a form of free climbing.

On a route suitable for sport climbing, pre-placed bolts follow a line up a rock face. Sport climbs are typically between 12 and 36 m in length, and have eight to twelve bolts (some routes may have as few as three bolts, while other routes may have twenty-five or more).

Sport climbing can be undertaken with relatively little equipment. Equipment used in sport climbing includes:

* A dynamic rope
* Quickdraws
* A belay device
* Climbing harnesses for belayer and climber
* Climbing Shoes and chalk bag are normally used, although not technically necessary

Two quickdraws. The left side of the draws are clipped directly to the bolt. The rope will be clipped through the right side.

To lead a sport climb is to ascend a route with a rope tied to the climber's harness, and with the loose end of the rope handled by a belayer. As each bolt is reached along the route, the climber attaches a quickdraw to the bolt, and then clips the rope through the hanging end of the quickdraw. This bolt is now protecting the climber in the event of a fall. At the top of sport routes, there is typically a two-bolt anchor that can be used to return the climber to the ground or previous rappel point.

Because sport routes do not require placing protection, the climber can concentrate on the difficulty of the moves rather than placing protection or the consequences of a fall.

Sport climbing differs from traditional climbing with respect to the type and placement of protection. Traditional climbing uses mostly removable protection (such as cams or nuts), and tends to minimize the usage of pre-placed protection. Sport climbing typically involves single pitch routes, whereas traditional climbing can include single-pitch routes as well as longer, multi-pitch ascents. There are areas like El Potrero Chico that feature multi-pitch sport climbs, but longer routes generally lack pre-placed anchors due to economical, logistical or ethical reasons.

Rock types that produce good sport climbs include limestone, granite and quartzite, though sport climbs can be found on almost all rock types.

Rabu, 09 Maret 2011

Sports Science | Leaders in Sports Nutrition | Sports Training

Sport science is a discipline that studies the application of scientific principles and techniques with the aim of improving sporting performance. Human movement is a related scientific discipline that studies human movement in all contexts including that of sport.

The study of sports science traditionally incorporates areas of physiology, psychology, motor control and biomechanics but also includes other topics such as nutrition and diet, sports technology, anthropometry kinanthropometry and performance analysis.

Sports scientists and performance consultants are growing in demand and employment numbers, with the ever-increasing focus within the sporting world on achieving the best results possible. Through the study of science and sport, researchers have developed a greater understanding on how the human body reacts to exercise, training, different environments and many other stimuli.

The origins of exercise physiology are traced back to the early Greek physicians. Such as the noted ancient Greek physician Galen (131–201) who wrote 87 detailed essays about improving health (proper nutrition), aerobic fitness, and strengthening muscles. Assyrian Hunayn ibn Ishaq translated Galen's work, along with that of Hippocrates, into Arabic which lead to the spread of Greek physiology throughout the Middle East and Europe. Between 776 BC to 393 AD, the ancient Greek physicians planned the training regimens and diets of the Olympic competitors, which developed many principles still used today.

New ideas upon the working and functioning of the human body emerged during the renaissance as anatomists and physicians challenged the previously known theories. These spread with the implementation of the printed word, the result of Gutenberg's printing press in the 15th century. Allied with this was a large increase in academia in general, universities were forming all around the world. Importantly these new scholars went beyond the simplistic notions of the early Greek physicians, and shed light upon the complexities of the circulatory, and digestive systems. Furthermore by the middle of the 19th century early medical schools (such as the Harvard Medical School, formed 1782) began appearing in the United States, whose graduates went on to assume positions of importance in academia and allied medical research.

Medical journal publications in the United States increased tremendously during this period. In conjunction the developments in America were also continuing across Europe. In 1898, three articles on physical activity appeared in the first volume of the American Journal of Physiology. Other articles and reviews subsequently appeared in prestigious journals. The German applied physiology publication, Internationale Zeitschrift fur Phsyiologie einschliesslich Arbeitphysiologie (1929–1940; now know as the European Journal of Applied Physiology and Occupational Physiology), became a significant journal in the field of research.

From this period to the modern day, a number of key figures have moulded the field into what it is today. Below is a selection of just a few of these:

Higher-education degrees in sports science or human physiology are also becoming increasingly popular with many universities now offering both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in the discipline. Opportunities for graduates in these fields include employment as a physical education teacher, dietician or nutritionist, performance analyst, sports coach, sports therapist, fitness center manager, sports administrator, strength and conditioning specialist or retail manager of a sports store. Graduates may also be well positioned to undertake further training to become an accredited physiotherapist, exercise physiologist or clinical exercise consultant.

There are many noted institutions in the United Kingdom which run courses in sport and exercise sciences. Some of the more well known are Liverpool John Moores, Leeds, Loughborough, Exeter, Bath, Birmingham, Bangor and Heriot-Watt.

Within the United States, The University of Southern Mississippi offers degrees in Sports and High Performance Materials.

Jumat, 26 Februari 2010

Anthony Love Awarded the Access Fund's Bebie Leadership Award

Anthony Love, president of the Carolina Climbers Coalition, was recently awarded the Bebie Leadership Award by the Access Fund, a national climbing advocacy organization. For Love, what began simply as love for climbing and time spent in nature has developed into a pursuit of preservation. When Love, a lab technician at ASU, isn’t examining recent soil samples and mineral deposits in the Rankin Science Building, he can most likely be found out at one of the area crags on a favorite climbing route or boulder problem.

Love’s long hours in the lab, mixed with a serious pursuit of climbing, would seem to absorb most anyone’s free time. However, even with a busy schedule, Love makes the most of his extra time to volunteer for several area organizations that seek to preserve and enhance climbing opportunities in the area. Most recently, Love has been working in a volunteer capacity as president of the Carolina Climbers Coalition on a number of projects that merge rock climbing with land conservation.

When a tract of land at Rumbling Bald, one of the state’s premier bouldering destinations, went up for sale earlier this year, many in the climbing community envisioned a not-so-distant future when the bulldozers of progress would be clearing the land for another multi-million dollar home. That very fear is what motivated the Carolina Climbers Coalition (CCC), a nonprofit organization that advocates for climbers across the Carolinas, to move quickly in acquiring the land.

In order to prevent the closure of the popular recreation area, the CCC arranged for a bridge loan from the Access Fund, a climber advocacy group that seeks to preserve access to climbing areas across the United States. The CCC applied for, and was granted, one of the first loans granted through a new program called the Access Fund Land Conservation Campaign (AFLCC). The AFLCC is the first-ever multi-million-dollar revolving loan program that provides local climbing organizations and other agencies with the funds and expertise needed to act quickly to save threatened climbing areas.

“In December 2008 we were in the process of looking for opportunities for new land acquisition projects,” Love recalled. “We went through a list of possible opportunities and this one came out on top due to the feasibility of the project.”

The CCC moved quickly through the application process and with the loan from the AFLCC, was able to purchase the land, thereby preserving the area in its natural state. Once the land has been paid for, the CCC plans to donate the land to the state of North Carolina for inclusion into the Hickory Nut Gorge State Park.

Currently, the CCC is working hard to raise money to repay the loan so that the funds they used to make this monumental purchase will be available to other climbers as soon as possible.

“We need everyone’s help,” Love said. “Whether it is $10 or $100—any money helps with this project. We need folks to spread the word to their friends who climb there and those who have never been there before. Go and enjoy this place and help us purchase it. Each and every person who donates plays a role in saving a boulderfield indefinitely.”

Love’s tireless activism and hard work to preserve land access for climbing, hiking and exploration have raised awareness of access issues and helped to create a grassroots movement to raise money to purchase and preserve other areas across the state.

“Anthony Love has done a lot to be a keystone in his community when it comes to protecting access,” Joe Sambatora, president of the Access Fund, said. “It started years ago with his work in the Boone Climbers Coalition, and has led to his work with the Carolina Climber’s Coalition. He’s put in countless hours working and collaborating with the National Park Service around Boone and helped to maintain access to some of the most popular areas around the state, not to mention the successes he and the CCC have had over the years at places like Laurel Knob, Asheboro and most recently, Rumbling Bald.

“Of course, as Anthony said, it really takes a whole team and there’s a lot of other people supporting the effort and we definitely recognize that, but we would like to recognize him for all of his outstanding leadership in that team effort,” Sambatora said.