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Japan's female Olympic judokas say coaches beat them

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Japan’s female Olympic judo athletes were beaten with bamboo swords and slapped by their coaches, officials said Wednesday.

A 15-strong group of judokas complained to the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) last month that they had been subjected to physical punishment by the team’s head coach, Ryuji Sonoda.

The group, which included athletes who took part in the London Olympics, says Sonoda routinely abused them, slapping them in the face and hitting them with thick wooden swords, like those used in the Japanese martial art of kendo.

They also complained that some were forced to compete in matches while injured, reports said.

“We have asked the All Japan Judo Federation (AJJF) to investigate the case and improve their methods if the charges are true,” a JOC official said.

AJJF head Koshi Onozawa said the federation had admonished Sonoda and other coaches, who had admitted several of the allegations.

“We received information that Mr Sonoda, the head coach of the female national team, might have been physically bullying athletes,” Onozawa told a news conference in Tokyo.

“Our executive office took this seriously and questioned both him and athletes, discovering the charges were largely true,” Onozawa said.

The AJJF told Sonoda and other coaches that they must change their ways and “will face a harsher punishment if a similar incident happens in the future,” he added.

Kyodo News said Sonoda did not deny the allegations when asked by reporters. “Until now I have been doing things the way I saw fit, but I will fix the things that need fixing,” it quoted him as saying.

A spokesman for the Tokyo Metropolitan Police said: “We are trying to confirm the facts around this issue, including questioning relevant people.”

Japan’s women returned from London with one gold, one silver and one bronze medal in judo, well below their haul from the 2008 Beijing Games.

JOC secretary general Noriyuki Ichihara told reporters the matter was not closed.

Asked if the AJJF’s decision to keep Sonoda as head coach was appropriate, Ichihara said: “We want to see if the trust between athletes and coaches is still there or if there is a way to rebuild that trust,” adding the AJJF has authority to appoint coaches.

The case comes weeks after a Japanese high school student killed himself after repeated physical abuse from his basketball coach, an incident that has provoked national hand-wringing over the way children are disciplined.

Under a law dating from 1947, teachers are not permitted to physically discipline their charges. However, there are no statutory penalties for the minority of teachers who do so.

It is not the first time Japan’s sporting world has been rocked by violence.

In 2007, a trainee sumo wrestler died after a hazing incident revealed a shocking level of punishment for would-be champions.

Referring to Wednesday’s claims, education and sports minister Hakubun Shimomura told reporters a rethink was required.

“It is time for Japan to change the idea that use of violence in sports including physical discipline is a valid way of coaching,” he said.

Tomohiro Noguchi, a specialist in sport at Nihon University, said it was quite surprising that this kind of thing was happening at Olympic level.

“Mainstream ideas have shifted over a generation to advice-based, athlete-centred coaching,” said Noguchi, 46, a former swimmer who said he himself was beaten by his coach as a teenager.

“But there are still some coaches who were physically punished in their youth who apparently still believe in the old method. We may have to look at how coaches are educated in sports science universities to prevent a repeat,

 


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Sports physiology in the Tour de France - TRAINING ADAPTATIONS/EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY

Sports physiology in the Tour de France - TRAINING ADAPTATIONS/EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY | Sports Science | Scoop.it

Just over a week ago, Chris Froome won the 2013 Tour de France. He covered the  2,042 miles in just under 83 hours in 21 days of racing.

 

Even if you aren’t a cycling fan, you are probably aware of the doping scandals  in past races and in cycling in general. But aside from doping, I think the Tour  de France provides an excellent opportunity for a short lesson in sports  physiology.


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YEAR 11 HPE - TRAINING ADAPTATIONS/EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY/BODY RESPONSES.

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My favorite sport of all time! This article goes through the training and nutrition required for such a performance as the Tour de France

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Fit in 7 minutes? It is science!

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An article in the May-June issue of the American College of Sports Medicine's Health & Fitness Journal lays out...

 

"There's very good evidence" that high-intensity interval training provides "many of the fitness benefits of prolonged endurance training but in much less time," says Chris Jordan, the director of exercise physiology at the Human Performance Institute in Orlando, Fla., and co-author of the article.


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What a Difference a Coach Makes - The MMQB

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Of course, coaching matters greatly every year in the NFL, and has at least since the days of George Halas doing battle with Curly Lambeau.
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Stuart Lancaster: A New Coaching Template? - impress Coaching

Stuart Lancaster: A New Coaching Template? - impress Coaching | Sports Science | Scoop.it
Stuart Lancaster in an hour long interview the England Coach gives us a view of coaching as so much more than developing technique (Great piece on Stuart Lancaster's approach to England's journey to #RWC2015 http://t.co/S27BInREQp...
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Get your best body in 90 days With help of Ballistic Body Fitness

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5 September, 2013: Burbank Personal Trainer Ballistic Body Fitness has just received its 42ndfive star review on Yelp officially making it the top five star Burbank personal trainer. 

Ballistic Body Fitness has recently been officially named the top five star Burbank personal trainer. 

According to statistics compiled by Yelp.com for Burbank, California, personal training and fitness company Ballistic Body Fitness has just received their 42ndfive star review. According to their website, “Yelp is an online urban city guide that helps people find cool places to eat, shop, drink, relax and play, based on the informed opinions of a vibrant and active community of locals in the know. Yelp is the fun and easy way to find, review and talk about what's great — and not so great — in your world.” 

The recent milestone on feedback from satisfied clients on Yelp prompted Ballistic Body Fitness president Chris Lawson to say, “We work hard every day to make sure that our clients experience extraordinary fitness transformations in 90 days or less guaranteed. And we do that in a safe, supportive and fun environment. This milestone is great and it’s a nice confirmation that our clients like our approach and we’re doing right by them.” 

To reveal Ballistic Body Fitness as the top five star Burbank personal trainer generated what some would likely declare what was a fairly predictable result. With the innovative Ballistic Body Fitness System and choices of semi-private and private fitness training, clients have a variety of ways to achieve their fitness goals in a way that suits their lifestyle and budget. 

From the 90 day program to the semi-private training and elite customization programs, all of Ballistic Body Fitness programs are custom tailored to the client providing them with a powerful and transformative fitness result right in their Burbank, CA back yard. 

This designation of the top five star Burbank personal trainer was created as a result of an intense debate started about just who in Burbank would genuinely be able to lay claim to that distinction. In an effort to keep the poll impartial to all local residents, the results and the winner were picked by area residents themselves via the statistics and reviews that Yelp compiles on its site. 

Right after starting the survey, there was an intense contest for the distinction of top five star Burbank personal trainer, but after the results were tallied, there was an apparent and undisputed winner of the popular title. Quickly after the survey ended, Ballistic Body Fitness was acknowledged as the top five star Burbank personal trainer for Burbank, California. Local residents asked about the survey appeared to have split responses to Ballistic Body Fitness making a claim to the precious title, varying from sheer shock that one single training firm could be so popularly accepted, to complete agreement over the selection locals had decided on. 

After the final results were in, Ballistic Body Fitness CEO Scott Yonehiro was cited as stating, “To be truthful, I focus on training our clients and I’m surprised that many people know our name.” 

Ballistic Body Fitness CEO Scott Yonehiro was also overheard revealing, “We work hard on this business, and every member of our BBF family is truly fired up about what we have taking place in 2013. Hearing about what people here in Burbank have actually identified us as the top Burbank personal trainer is not merely an honor, it is additionally a privilege. Thank you to all Clients and Burbank residents who took the time to write a review on Yelp.” 

About us: 

Since 2009 Ballistic Body Fitness has been providing extraordinary fitness transformations for their clients in 90 days or less. They are a Burbank, California based health and fitness company providing private and semi-private personal training services to busy professionals, business owners and parents. 

For Media Contact:
Scott Yonehiro
Burbank, CA
Scott@ballisticbodyfitness.com
http://ballisticbodyfitnessblog.com/

 

 


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Good coaching is good teaching

Great teachers who share their knowledge to shape minds and inspire students to give their best are at the heart of any university.


With unique behind-the-scenes footage of practice sessions, games and personal one-on-one interaction between USF's head coaches and their student-athletes, "Teacher" attempts to show viewers the bond that is developed between a coach and student-athletes.


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Performance Coaching: Single Slide in PowerPoint

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Our custom-drawn Performance Coaching single slide PPT illustrates the perception that continuous and sustained improvement is a key factor to growth.
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Nadal is the ultimate competitor, says Djokovic after Wawrinka win - Firstpost

Nadal is the ultimate competitor, says Djokovic after Wawrinka win - Firstpost | Sports Science | Scoop.it
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Mentally it's going to help me, and physically I'm fine. You know, I .... Q.

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This US Open final could be a classic, "can't miss" match.  

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What Do You Really Want? When What You Want and How You Train Don't Match

What Do You Really Want? When What You Want and How You Train Don't Match | Sports Science | Scoop.it
All the experts are right and all the experts are wrong. That is to say that any advice anyone gives you could be great advice or completely irrelevant. It all depends on your goal. And there’s the rub.

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Luis Valdes's curator insight, September 12, 2013 7:23 PM

Very thoughtful, helpful article on motivation.  

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How Eye Tracking Technology Combined with Sports Psychology Can Enhance Player Performance

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(elitedaily.com) We’re all here for the same thing: success. No matter your stake, position or tie to sports, the ultimate goal is success. You play to win. You coach to win. You field a team to win (even if you’re taking a longer route there).

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Is three minutes a week of exercise all you need to get fit? Scientists say ideal fitness regime involves intense bursts of activity

Is three minutes a week of exercise all you need to get fit? Scientists say ideal fitness regime involves intense bursts of activity | Sports Science | Scoop.it
Scientists from Nottingham, Birmingham and Bath universities claim that 30-second bursts of intense exercise can deliver the health and weight-loss benefits of conventional regimes.

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New biosensor warns athletes when they are about to 'hit the wall ...

New biosensor warns athletes when they are about to 'hit the wall ... | Sports Science | Scoop.it
A new biosensor, applied to the human skin like a temporary tattoo, can alert marathoners, cyclists and other “extreme” athletes that they're about to “hit the wall,” scientists are reporting.

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Successful People Know There's a Rhythm to Winning

Successful People Know There's a Rhythm to Winning | Sports Science | Scoop.it
Here's how a simple sports metaphor can help you rethink your strategy for success.
When I was a kid, I played a lot of soccer. A lot. I played for a local team that was really, really bad.

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The Physiology of an IRONMAN - ENERGY SYSTEMS/RESPONSES TO EXERCISE

The Physiology of an IRONMAN - ENERGY SYSTEMS/RESPONSES TO EXERCISE | Sports Science | Scoop.it
A “Magic School Bus” tour of your body's inner workings over 140.6 miles.

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Hannah Chappell-Dick's curator insight, June 12, 2013 4:26 PM

Pre-Race

-epinephrine release: blood rushing to muscles, jitters

Swim

-Swimming take 4x more energy than running that distance

-thermoregulation easier in cool water

-produce ATP with less oxygen: anaerobic glycolysis

-epinephrine dulls discomfort

Bike

-dehydration causes loss in blood volume, less O2 gets to heart

-fat nearly unlimited resource, but won't keep you moving fast.. need electrolytes. and to build a new source of carbs for the run.

Run

-body starts eating muscle tissue for protein: catabolism

Post-Race

-susceptible to sickness due to low amino acid levels

Peter Mellow's comment, June 13, 2013 9:47 PM
I remember doing my only Full IronPerson back in 1991. I still have the Polar Heart Rate graphs for my bike and run. Fun physiology and fatigue! :-)
Kelly Paduch's curator insight, September 23, 2013 3:26 PM

this is a sport near and dear to my heart; what a great way to have an understanding of what you put your body through during an Ironman

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Does CrossFit really work? - Fox News

Does CrossFit really work? - Fox News | Sports Science | Scoop.it

 

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You’ve most likely heard of CrossFit, the popular and, yes, way hard workout program that promises to get you into super great shape in a short amount of time by focusing on high-intensity interval training. But even though it’s such a crowd favorite these days, there actually haven’t been any scientific studies to see if the program works…until now.

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse’s exercise physiology program tracked 16 healthy volunteers who did two CrossFit workouts, Donkey Kong and Fran (side note: obsessed with those names). The results? The women burned just over 12 calories per minute, and maintained an “elevated heart rate throughout the entire workout,” which is basically a fancy fitness way of saying that they passed the test—that is, they satisfied fitness industry guidelines for cardio workouts.

But here’s the thing: Even though it’s now scientifically proven that CrossFit boosts endurance, we wouldn’t be able to sleep at night if we told you to jump blindly on the CrossFit bandwagon if you’ve never done it before. Why? CrossFit is hard—like, really hard.

 For one thing, it was recently linked to rhabdomyolysis, a scary medical condition resulting from pushing yourself too hard. And the lead researcher of the CrossFit study, John Porcari, head of the University of Wisconsin’s Clinical Exercise Physiology Program, even said that its intensity is “off the charts.”

 

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Self Improvement: Why Coaching is the Way to Go in Team Management | Pro Network - Free Seo Tools

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Personal training / Fitness - A career as fitness trainers,Physical Therapist,Healthcare

Personal training / Fitness - A career as fitness trainers,Physical Therapist,Healthcare | Sports Science | Scoop.it

“Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness,” a fact well expressed by the British statesman Edward Henry Stanley years ago holds great importance in our day-to-day life. As we all know prevention is better than cure, maintaining a healthy body and mind will be the best option to build immunity. Physical fitness training programs have been a part of the modern life. What about physical therapy programs? Both the personal training and physical therapy programs focus on designing some training sessions to improve the health of their clients.

 

The difference is that fitness trainers work with healthy people who want to control body weight or get a better shape. On the other hand, physical therapists have to guide the people who have dealt with some sort of illness or injury. Personal trainers and physical therapists work in two different ways with two different categories of people to attain same goal. ie, better fitness for their clients. If you are interested in a healthcare profession, then you can choose either the career of a personal trainer or of a physical therapist.

 

A career as fitness trainers demands certifications from different accredited certification organizations. Since there are different specialization options, requirements for certifications also vary. But initiating your career as a physical therapist requires long term education. According to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), ‘physical therapist is required to complete a graduate degree - either a masters or clinical doctorate - from an accredited education program. A growing majority of programs offer the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree’. Students can even specialize in some specific areas such as cardiovascular and pulmonary, clinical electrophysiology, geriatrics, neurology, orthopedics, pediatrics, sports and Women's Health. Soon after the completion of program, graduates can appear for the licensure examination.


If physical therapy follows a holistic approach, then reflexology is an alternative medical practice. While physical therapy and personal training programs focus on health fitness, reflexology helps the clients to relieve from stress. This art of natural healing helps in regenerating the human body. Principles of massage therapy and zone theory are combined in this physical act. So individuals who want to be the part of healthcare sector and help others to live a health life can go for these career options. So start your search today and step into a rewarding career.

 

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Boring Cardio Training Program? You’re doing it wrong! | Ballistic Body Fitness

The age old myth about the effective cardio training program is that it has to be long, repetitive, and consistent. The problem with this typical type of cardio training program is that it is boring, it absolutely murders middle-aged knees and backs and is flat out not the most effective way to lose weight and boost metabolism.

That’s why Burbank personal trainers at Ballistic Body Fitness have just posted a new blog entry titled “Boring Cardio Training Program? You’re Doing it Wrong!” on their site. This entry discusses the facts behind the myth of the traditional cardio training program and outlines an alternative for fitness minded individuals who want better results faster.

As it turns out, forcing your body to perform the same continuous cardio training program by repeating the same movement over and over without variation or rest is unnatural and dangerous. The body is remarkably adaptive and when you perform this type of exercise what you are telling your body to do is downsize your heart and lungs to use less fuel and become more efficient. In short, a long repetitive cardio training program actually shrinks your heart’s output!

Want proof? How could Jim Fix, a marathon runner who literally wrote the book on running in the late 1970’s drop dead of a heart attack while running? Our answer to this question comes from two published studies done by Dr. Arthur Siegel, the director of internal medicine at McLean Hospital in Massachusetts and an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard University.

Dr. Siegel drew three blood samples from middle-aged male runners who were participating in the Boston marathon. He drew the first sample immediately before the race, a second sample immediately after the race, and a third sample a day after the marathon. What he found was astonishing: 24 hours after the race each man, who had no history of heart disease, exhibited early-stage signs of cardiac damage similar to the symptoms that appear during a heart attack.

Since this study, dozens of other researchers have found the following increased risks for marathon runners:

1. Heart Attack
2. Hardening of the arteries
3. Lower back pain
4. Repetitive-stress injuries
5. Sudden cardiac death
6. Stress fractures
7. Blood in urine
8. Permanent bone damage

This new blog entry gets right to the heart of the issue showing readers how to setup, perform and maintain a cardio training program that will prevent injuries and get real results in a fraction of the time. Another benefit of this post is that it will also show readers how to boost their metabolism for up to 48 hours after each workout. This means fat continues to be burned outside the gym while sleeping, driving or sitting at a desk at work.

“Boring Cardio Training Program? You’re Doing it Wrong!” is now available on the Ballistic Body Fitness website, free of charge.

About Ballistic Body Fitness

Since 2009 Ballistic Body Fitness has been providing extraordinary fitness transformations for their clients in 90 days or less. They are a Burbank, California based health and fitness company providing private and semi-private personal training services to busy professionals, business owners and parents. Visit the site for more information on their top selling 90 Day Program.

For Media Contact:
Scott Yonehiro
2010 N. Hollywood Way,
Burbank, CA 91505
(888) 220-2236
Scott@ballisticbodyfitness.com
www.BallisticBodyFitness.com

 

 


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Mike Keenan on coaching in KHL, Pavel Bure feud and Canada ...

Mike Keenan on coaching in KHL, Pavel Bure feud and Canada ... | Sports Science | Scoop.it
From Yahoo Sports: It wasn't a surprise when Metallurg Magnitogorsk of the Kontinental Hockey League hired a former NHL coach this season, having previously employed former Toronto Maple Leafs and Carolina ...
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Andy Murray's appliance of science - Telegraph

Andy Murray's appliance of science - Telegraph | Sports Science | Scoop.it

If the Caledonian superman wins today’s semi-final at Wimbledon, it will be thanks to 50 pieces of sushi a day, a magic potion and a battalion of experts (How Andy Murray uses sports science and sports psychology to improve performance via @Telegraph...


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How Do You Create An Elite Athlete?

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A conversation with David Epstein, author of The Sports Gene, on whether elite athletes are marrying elite athletes, the tremendous natural range among athletes, how slow kids never make fast adults, the likelihood of becoming an elite athlete, the...

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Anxiety in Sports Performance - #Fitness #Health

Anxiety in Sports Performance - #Fitness #Health | Sports Science | Scoop.it

"Anxiety is a concept that is widely discussed by performers and coaches. Practitioners involved in sports performance need to be aware of anxiety related symptoms. Once awareness is built it would be prudent to deal with anxiety related issues." http://buff.ly/12ORtln


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The Role of Sports Psychology Degrees in Improving Sports Performance

The Role of Sports Psychology Degrees in Improving Sports Performance | Sports Science | Scoop.it

So much of performing well in sport is about motivation, stress, endurance, will power - all psychological factors.  So it is not surprising that our psychological knowledge about such factors is now beings applied to sport in a scientific way. 

Find out more about sport psychology study, what's involved, what the prospects are, and locate suitable sports psychology programs.

 

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How To Know If Your Body Is Recovered

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Learn How To Know If Your Body Is Recovered and all the tools you can use to track and test your recovery status.

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