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|Volume 69, Issue 148,
Thursday, June 24, 2004
Science of sports
can be explored through application
Ever found yourself marveling at how
an athlete like Tiger Woods is able to hit that seemingly impossible stroke?
It might be more than just athletic talent.
Demands on athletes lead to
How does the athlete of today deal
with the pressures of staying within reach of what is expected of him or
her? When it comes to athleticism, reaching that personal best in any sport
is mentally and physically grueling. Many athletes rise early in the morning
to begin one of three exercise sessions per day. If they have other responsibilities
-- a family or job -- it becomes an intense game of mind over matter.