Academic Papers on Recreational Sports

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In this 10 page argumentative essay, the writer discusses steroid use and its harmful effects. It is asserted that steroids are not only dangerous-- they are impractical as well. Various case examples and relevant data concerning the undesirable effects of continued steroid usage are presented. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

An 8 page, argumentative research paper detailing the dangers of steroids-- with particular relevance to athletes. The writer describes the biological effects of steroids, why they seem to "work," and what problems they ultimately cause after continued use. Studies demonstrating that steroid use causes aggressive behavior, impotency, etc.; are cited. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

A 15 page literature review that is developed to support the thesis that there are racially specific physiological differences between black and white sprinters that impact athlete performance. Bibliography lists 21 sources.

A 5 page paper on the Skiing Industry. The writer looks at the rising stock prices of specific companies and some of the causal factors involved. Pricing strategies, weather conditions, fees, services, and even issues concerning the "Federal rent" paid by ski resorts are all factored in. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 6 page paper on in-line skating that includes discussion of safety issues, including industry and community response, reference to training manuals, stats on numbers of people skating, endorsements from enthusiasts and traditional bureaus, and a section on why adults skate. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Anabolic Steroids

  • 15 page paper

A 15 page research paper that gives a comprehensive review of the empirical research literature available on this subject. The writer covers the uses and the effects of anabolic steroids on the various system of the body, detailing the negative physical and psychological effects. Bibliography lists 25 sources.

Aerobics & Health

  • 2 page paper

2 pages on Aerobics and the factors that make this particular form of exercise so healthy. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A 5 page research essay exploring the role of nutrition in athletic performance. Discussion includes the value as well as potential detrimental effects of fat and carbohydrate loading, hydration, vitamins and minerals. Suggestions given regarding intake of these elements. Bibliography includes 6 references.

This 20 page paper considers the issue of whether bodybuilding has actually become a subculture in the United States. This paper presents a proposal for a research study and outlines the current literature reflecting the differences between bodybuilders and casual weight lifters as a means of supporting the hypothesis of the developed bodybuilding subculture. ...

A 10 page analysis of the causes of muscle strain, prevention and treatment. The writer presents this information by analyzing current medical literature on the subject and compares the causes, prevention methods and treatments for professional athletes vs. non-athletes. The paper includes two appendices, incorporating five tables of research results and drugs used ...

A 22 page thesis that supports the correlation between muscle strength and increased running speed for non-professional athletes in a 50 meter sprint. The writer goes into great detail and examines in-depth research in this model. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

A 30 page paper that provides an overview of the issues related to leg strength, muscle mass, and strength training to increase performance in football linemen. This paper considers the models and results presented in a number of articles and outlines the effective strength and conditioning program directed by Purdue University. Bibliography lists ...

A 5 page paper that provides an overview of Russian Electro Stimulation as a form of muscular massage. This paper demonstrates the benefits of this technique for athletes and non-athletes alike. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 5 page report on swimming today & in history. The writer discusses different ztechniques, strokes, & styles, while pointing out which ones are not recognized by the F.I.N.A. Olympic competition and rules for entry are examined as well. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A 9 page research paper investigating the development of leisure and sports activities among the working class in Britain towards the end of the Victorian era. Leisure activities had to meet very stringent ethical ideals by which the working class lives. Many games played in rural regions became national pastimes and most still exist today. ...

This 5 page paper provides an overview of the game of Blackjack. A brief history and explanation of the game is included but the focus is on methods used to increase the odds of winning the game. Card counting, perecentages, & commonsense ratios are discussed and other strategies are explained in detail. Bibliography lists 5 ...

A 5 page examination of the pain and discomfort being experienced by a fictional middle age bowler and computer programmer. Addresses the factors contributing to the pain, the responsible muscles, the bony landmarks and areas of massage concentration. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 16 page paper discussing the state of evolution of orthopedic sports medicine. It often carries the remnant of the skepticism of years past, when those involved just seemed not to fit anywhere. The physicians involved in orthopedic sports medicine often were looked on as M.D.s that simply couldn't compete in the world ...

This 12 page, comprehensive research paper examines common basketball injuries, preventive techniques, and which groups are more likely to suffer from them. At least 80% of the discussion focuses upon women's injuries and physiological factors causing the gender to suffer more frequently from damages to the anterior cruciate ligament specifically. Numerous studies are cited. Bibliography ...

A 10 page paper that provides an overview of the problem of shoulder injuries in sports medicine, and evaluates current treatment options as well as prevention models. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Anatomy Of The Shoulder

  • 11 page paper

A detailed, 11 page look at the shoulder's anatomy, and some of the injuries that can occur from common activities such as throwing and general overextension. Techniques for treatment and care of the shoulder are presented. Also useful to those studying sports & sports medicine. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

The forehand ground stroke in tennis requires the coordination of more than 130 muscles in the legs, back, shoulder and arm for the approach, the back swing (initiation), the forward swing and the contact, and the deceleration. This 20 page paper provides a functional analysis of the forehand ground stroke in tennis by evaluating ...

A 5 page paper that provides an overview of the kinesiology of bowling, including a look at the sagittal view, extension, flexing, eccentric and concentric movements, and the relationship between the bones and muscles during the game. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Football Safety Issues

  • 11 page paper

An 11 page exploration of safety and how it relates to football. Includes a description of major injuries and measures which could be implemented to rectify the problems. Bibliography lists nine sources.

A 5 page paper that provides an overview of the recreational activity of scuba diving and considers the pertinent safety issues of this fairly unregulated sport. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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