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This program addresses that crucial dimension of fitness training, guiding viewers through the major components of testing strength, endurance, and other aspects of fitness. Distinguishing between health-related fitness and skill- or performance-related fitness, the video demonstrates key procedures that will benefit both amateur and professional athletes as well as ordinary physical education students. Analyzing fitness within the framework of a particular sport is another important topic.
Girls in physical education increasing participation and success
This program examines some of the reasons why girls lose interest in physical education, then focuses on a number of proven strategies to help teachers tackle the problem.
Individual differences : gender, training, and physical performance in sport
Why are some able to perform tremendous physical tasks, while others cannot? More specifically, why are males able to perform in ways females cannot? This program answers these questions and more by examining and calculating various indicators of physical fitness: percentage body fat, upper body size and strength, VO2 maximum, stroke volume, heart rate, cardiac output, hemoglobin and red blood cell count, and arteriovenous oxygen difference. An ideal anatomical and physiological learning resource for students and teachers of physical education.
Physical training strategies : preparing for a purpose
This program gives instruction on choosing and using the right training strategies to ensure maximum performance during physical activity. Topics for discussion include: the three energy systems in the body and each one's involvement in athletic exertion; types of continuous, interval, and resistance training methods and each one's effect on the energy systems; and the specificity, duration, frequency, intensity, and diminishing return principles of training. Footage of many sports and events illustrates the topics, providing practice to the theory.
Skill Acquisition for Sports Performance
This program helps cultivate an awareness of how skills are developed and conditioned at an elite level. Drawing a distinction between skills and abilities, the video explores types of skills, the three stages of skill acquisition, and the importance of accepting that all athletes have different learning curves. Viewers also discover internal and external factors that affect performance and learn useful techniques to evaluate progress. Real-world examples and expert advice from a head coach and a sports psychologist help turn theoretical concepts into concrete know-how.
Sports Injuries : Classification and Management
This program offers comprehensive guidance in classifying and responding to athletic injuries. Viewers learn how to apply the RICER technique in managing soft tissue injuries (such as sprains, skin abrasions, lacerations, and blisters) and deal with hard tissue injuries (like fractures and dislocations) through the TOTAPS and DRABC methods. The video features informative dramatizations, detailed graphics for clarifying concepts, and real-life examples of various injuries.
Steroids : Big Muscles, Bigger Problems
Hosted by ESPN.com reporter Tom Murray, this video brings hard facts, straight talk, and inconvenient truths to the problem of steroid use among male and female teenagers. It illustrates the biochemical basics of anabolic steroids and their synthetic relationship to testosterone; their general impact on the human anatomy and how they can be especially devastating in young people whose bodies aren’t fully developed; and the specific medical risks of steroid use, both in the short-term and over an extended period. The psychological risks, most notably suicidal depression, are also presented, in addition to the little-known fact that many over-the-counter diet supplements are spiked with anabolic steroids.
What should i do? : basics of first aid
This video will prepare viewers to respond safely in emergency situations. Along with CPR and treating for shock, the program shows how to respond to minor injuries such as cuts, burns, sprains, and strains; how to recognize and care for heat and cold injuries; what to do in case of poisoning, bites, or stings; and how to pack a first aid kit with all the essential contents. Taken into consideration in developing the video were the national educational standards and the standards of the National Association for Sport & Physical Education.