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  • Reflective Essay: The Bench Press While Entering Public School

    Having endured months of intense conditioning, the time came for us to see if our work paid off. It was max-out day for varsity football. But not just any max-out day; it was bench press day. Every coach and player in the weight room knew that I was working toward this record since achieving second place in my freshman year. I did my dynamic warmup and hit a few reps of 300 to prepare. I grabbed my belt and tightened it accordingly; ironically, it grew a conscience of its own and decided not to function. The bar was loaded and I was forced to max-out without the aid of my belt. Nevertheless, I sat down and performed my normal pre-lift rituals. I laid back, and took the bar in my hands. With a deep breath, I un-racked the bar and claimed the strongest bench press in the history of the school. As one can see, I did not simply wake up benching 365 pounds. In conjunction with a period of conditioning serving as a framework, progression in the weight room is directly relational to the amount of concentration dedicated to individual elements of a particular lift. In terms of the bench press, the degree of concentration on details such as arm control, grip…

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  • Bench Press Research Paper

    Introduction Bench Press Exercise: The bench press is a key exercise in strength and conditioning programs. It is one of the most popular exercises amongst competitive and recreational athletes. The bench press commonly measures and evaluates upper-body strength, muscle-mass, power and, in some cases, muscular endurance. The lift is typically performed lying supine on a bench using a barbell. There are several variations of the bench press exercises to include the wide-grip bench press,…

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  • The Importance Of Physical Activity In America

    I slowly increased the days to 4 then 5 in two hour interval workouts. Even though I was getting more physically fit, my diet was still not as good as I wanted it to be. I then made this proposed behavior change in order to increase my strength and better my life. I planned to workout once a day 6 days a week for two hours per workout. My goals were to increase my overall strength, bench press one rep of 315 lbs. and squat 2-3 reps of 405 lbs. I found out quickly that in order to have a…

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  • Personal Fitness Program

    can. When it comes to sets and repetitions, I will start with the sets and repetitions that I regularly have done before and work my way up. For example, for bicep curls, I will do 4 sets of 12 repetitions with 20 pound weights. For shoulder flies, I will do 5 sets of 10 repetitions with 15 pound weights. For pushups, I will do 5 sets of 20 repetitions with 15 second breaks in between. There are countless types of exercises you could do for the various muscles in your body. In order to work…

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  • Personal Narrative: My Freshman Year At College

    important step for combatting them. Even today, while I am resting between sets, I oftentimes find myself visualizing lifting the weights in preparation for actually lifting the weights. When doing bench presses, I now imagine myself lifting the bar off the rack, feeling the weight pressing down on my arms and shoulders, and the sensation of feeling the bar touch my chest as I squeeze every muscle fiber to lift the weight back up. I imagine what it would feel like if I became tired, started…

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  • Importance Of Playing Water Polo

    sprinted and grabbed the ball for our team. A couple minutes into the game, my coach turned to me and said, “I want you to sub in for Riley.” I stood up from my seat and entered the pool as instructed. I swam to my position, and the whistle signaled to start the game. My team was on defense and I quickly guarded a player to keep them from possessing the ball. I had learned to press the player, a skill that required me to have one hand pushing their shoulder and one arm extended out to reach…

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  • Judicial System Reform In Colombia

    when being compared to the male police officers. What could also help with corruption is the second institutions that needs to be reformed and it is the judicial system Judicial System Reform. When looking into the judicial system of Colombia one can see that it is underfunded especially when compared to the military. In Plan Colombia that the Clinton administration gave to the Republic of Colombia it was supposed to put some of the money towards the Judicial System and it did but not enough.…

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  • Reflection On Negotiation

    1. This reflection took place in the gym between myself, the Occupational Therapist (OT) and Zane a 3-year-old boy. Zane has significant cognitive and physical delays. The OT was working on Zane’s ability to balance sitting down because his parents have decided to enroll him in school. The OT sat Zane at the edge of a blue bench and she sat down behind him to support him. The OT also had another bench to the right of him so that he could support himself and I sat to the left of him. We put a…

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  • District Court Observation

    I visited the United States District Court for the District of Columbia on February 10. This court is a federal district court and it is in the fourth position from the top, Supreme Court in the structure of the federal court system. District court has general trial jurisdiction. The Courthouse is consisted of 6 floors and each judge has his or her own courtroom. The district court and the United States Bankruptcy court are in the same building. Regarding a courtroom, when I entered there, I…

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  • Local Court Case Study

    Introduction Whilst observing criminal proceeding in the local, district and supreme courts, the intricate workings of the legal system within Australia became extremely apparent. It became clear during my time in court that the administration, process and practices of each court varied extremely depending on which level you were observing at the time. Similarly during such time spent in court, the distinctions between both summary proceeding and trail upon indictment became clear and could be…

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