athlete


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athlete

1. a person trained to compete in sports or exercises involving physical strength, speed, or endurance
2. Chiefly Brit a competitor in track and field events
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Do you not observe that these athletes sleep away their lives, and are liable to most dangerous illnesses if they depart, in ever so slight a degree, from their customary regimen?
Then, I said, a finer sort of training will be required for our warrior athletes, who are to be like wakeful dogs, and to see and hear with the utmost keenness; amid the many changes of water and also of food, of summer heat and winter cold, which they will have to endure when on a campaign, they must not be liable to break down in health.
In proscribing them, however, he is not singular; all professional athletes are well aware that a man who is to be in good condition should take nothing of the kind.
Athletes have higher emotional intelligence in comparison with non-athletes.
The overload is the first stage, which directly relates to the workload that the athlete first experiences in a workout.
Olympic Committee officials conceded to ``mismanaged expectations'' for some of its athletes at the Turin Olympics, and pledged the USOC will do a better job of stressing good behavior to its athletes ahead of the 2008 Beijing Games.
Asymptomatic hyponatremia is not normally detected unless an athlete has blood or serum electrolyte concentrations tested for some other reason (1,3,6,29,31,38,39,41,44).
The same investigation revealed that slugger Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants and other top athletes may also have gotten an unfair advantage from using steroids.
Better yet, I pictured a card of skinheads holding anti-Kobe banners, with the names of black athletes accused of crimes.
However, about half of the calls and e-mails come from healthy individuals--professional power lifters, sprinters, and weekend wannabe athletes of all stripes.
At least one study published that, at the end of a 15-week treatment involving an increase of 360 kcal/day and a reduction to six from seven days training per week, the athlete gained about five pounds and achieved "several personal best performances.
Our plans for our next batch of freshmen move operations beyond the intercollegiate student athlete program to add students involved in club sports, which will target another several hundred people.