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    High Jump Biomechanics

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    external and internal forces on the living body, especially on the skeletal system” (Dictionary.com, 2015). By using biomechanics we can examine and find ways to successfully enhance performance, develop exercise programs and modify sporting techniques (Swedan, 2013). This paper will be analyzing and evaluating the athletic event of high jump. Biomechanics will be applied to critically examine the techniques used in high jump and improve upon them. With the application of biomechanics, any technique can be enhanced and new more effective skills can be created; thereby improving the execution of a sporting action. In addition, the implementation of biomechanics helps to construct more advanced…

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    Vertical Jump Lab Report

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    The Relationship between Calf Sizes, Gender, and Vertical Jumps Laura Thompson Mikaela Toler, Cassandra Jenkins, Kionna Calloway BSC 228-202 Introduction A human leg is made of many muscles that affect a person’s ability to jump. For example, the gastrocnemius, soleus, quadriceps, gluteus maximus, and abdominal muscles all help a person achieve a vertical jump. (McCollum, 2015). So, in other words, it basically takes the entire lower body to jump, not just the calf. This lab’s goal, however,…

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    The Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump (HSI) has been known as an UNESCO Heritage Site located in Alberta, Canada. This bison jump is a known archaeological site, that preserves the early history of Plains First Nations (Brink et al. 1986) Aboriginal people who roamed the Plains understood the importance of resources and regional topography. By understanding how the environment functioned and thrived, Plains people were also able to monitor and develop a better understanding of buffalo mobility and…

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    “Oh, be a fine girl/guy kiss me,” or maybe not. Learning this phrase has helped multiple astronomers to educate themselves on the spectral classification of stars and continues to do so in today’s time. Annie Jump Cannon’s legacy will carry on lasting a lifetime! The first letters of each word in the phrase represents the seven main types of stars. Starting with ”‘O,” these stars are very young, blue, hot, massive and extremely bright star. This type of star is very uncommon similar to the “B”…

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    At this point about a third as much as previously done when he went to jump earlier. He had his right arm bent with his hand holding onto the back of his head. He had all of his fingers and his palm touching the back of his head. His other hand was outstretched entirely. He made the motion of a sprinkler, going slowly one way and then digressing partly back the other. While making this sprinkler motion, he twisted at his torso to make the rotation effect of the sprinkler. Every time he…

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    Or you don’t even have to jump at all, it’s up to you.” I had to think for a little bit about this. The history here is a little bit deeper than I would like to admit. I had only started hanging out with Mikayla’s friends since the beginning of the summer. Zach was definitely a person I could trust, but I was still a little skeptical about jumping with him. This was my biggest fear that we were talking about here. This was the obstacle that haunted my nightmares. This was the one thing that has…

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    make it to summer workouts on time. After workouts me and a few others from the basketball team would go up to the gym and shoot around. Then at 12:00 i would have to be at work. I had the perfect summer job, I worked at the Pawnee bathhouse as a lif guard. Days at the bathhouse were fun and entertaining. One of my favorite times was when Caleb finally “jumped” off the high dive. He was are most loyal swimmer coming everyday we opened from the beginning. Everyone gave him a hard time about not…

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    We all were pretty surprised and so he explained with “Hell with it i’m getting old”.So we all went up and crossed the river; even the old guy without falling. My family all jumped and we all waited for the old man to jump. At one he jumped and we all saw what was wrong. The old guy instead of crossing his feet and arms was horizontal about to belly flop from 55 feet. He hit the water and we all heard a huge smack. My dad and our guide rushed in and helped him out of the water. He hadn’t opened…

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    about whether or not he survived the jump that enabled him to get away on that night. This debate stems from the plethora of facts that can back up either side of the story. Who knows how it has been over forty years with the case still open and still unsolved. Although it may never be proven whether D.B. Cooper lived or died after his attempted hijacking, there is definitely reason to believe that he could have survived the jump. It all started on the day the before Thanksgiving when a man…

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    Fire Descriptive Writing

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    middle of the large rocks debating on whether or not to go back and chicken out. I could hear my dad yelling encouraging comments, while my siblings were telling me how much I was missing out on. I could almost feel the smooth stone cold rock crumble beneath my rough bare feet. I took another small terrified step closer to my doom as I looked over the sharp edge, seeing the dark water get further and further down from the edge. I quickly retreated back to my previous spot and crawled on all…

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