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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Sweating and fat loss.

Don't sweat the sweat. Its good to sweat mind you, but really all that means is that your body temperature is rising. Not an indicator of fat loss.  -Nate
Many people think that when they sweat while they're working out they're losing fat. It's not true. When you sweat during your workout you're losing water. If you weigh yourself before your workout and then again afterwards, the difference between the two is water weight, not fat weight.
How much fat you "lose" during exercise depends on several factors. These include fitness level, body mass, the duration and intensity of your workout, and when you ate your last meal. Wearing plastic pants or a fleece sweat suit won't make you lose fat weight more quickly than if you dress comfortably. Wearing excessive clothing during exercise may interfere with the body's ability to cool itself and result in mild to severe heat illness.
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Another common myth about sweating is that it rids the body of toxins. Sweat is nothing more than water, salts, and ureas. The body isn't detoxified when it sweats; the only thing it gets rid of is water and a few salts.
Your ability to sweat is not a measure of your fitness. Sweating is nothing more than the most efficient factor in your body's temperature regulation ability. Some people sweat more than others.
The most effective way for you to keep your "sweat mechanism" healthy is to drink plenty of water before, during and after exercise. Then you don't have to worry about overheating, dehydrating and feeling awful after you work out!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Tendons, Ligaments And Bones

Remember when you strengthen muscle, you also have the opportunity to strengthen connective tissue. Thus, as you are getting stronger, you are also reducing the chance of injury.  -Nate
At both ends of every muscle, the fascia covering the muscle tapers to form a strong, rope-like length of connective tissue called a tendon, which is connected directly to one of your bones. One end, which connects to a relatively unmoving skeletal part, is the origin of the muscle. The point where it's attached to a moving bone is the insertion of the muscle. (The bicep's insertion is in the forearm, near the elbow.)

When a muscle contracts, it pulls its origin and insertion closer together. Often a muscle is attached to two adjacent bones whose ends are joined together in a closed, fluid-filled capsule known as a joint (your knees, elbows, shoulders and knuckles are all examples of joints). Contraction of the muscle creates movement around the joint, allowing the pushing and pulling motions that make up physical movement.

Most often, this movement involves a shortening of the involved muscles, such as when you lift a heavy weight off the ground. This is called a concentric contraction. If the opposing force is greater than the muscle force however, the muscle may actually lengthen as it works to contract. For example, when you lower a heavy weight down to the floor, your bicep muscle lengthens even though it's tensing. This is called an eccentric contraction. Finally, if the muscle doesn't change length at all during the contraction, when you push against a stationary wall, for instance, the result is an isometric contraction.
Other types of connective tissue also help to create smooth, controlled movements. Ligaments are tough, elastic bands that connect the bones together and help stabilize a joint. The best way to think of ligaments is as tethers that hold the bones together at the joint. The ligaments help guide how the bones move in relationship to each other. Nerve receptors in the ligaments and tendons also send information to the brain, to help regulate the intensity of muscle contractions. Fluid-filled sacs, called bursas, cushion and lubricate your tendons as they slide back and forth over your bones.

Because tendons, ligaments, bursal pads and joints all take longer to adapt to activity than muscle fibers, these connective tissues are particularly vulnerable to inflammation, tears or other injury, especially from any type of repeated movement, whether it's walking, hitting a tennis ball or typing at a word processor. Avoiding such overuse injuries is one of the keys to maintaining a lifelong exercise routine.

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Volleyball Posts 3-2 Non-Conference Win at Cheyney

CHEYNEY, Pa. (October 21, 2014) - The Bowie State University women's volleyball team posted a 3-2 (21-25, 25-21, 22-25, 25-19 and 16-14) non-conference win over Cheyney University of Pennsylvania on Tuesday night in Cope Hall.

Junior Yaje Ngundam (Bowie, Md.) and Sophomore India Mason (New Orleans, La.) hit .135 and .059, with 15 and 10 kills respectively for the BSU Lady Bulldogs (6-19). Sophomore Brook Archer-Simpson (Bowie, Md.) had a team-high 19 assists and added 13 digs. Redshirt junior Marissa Martinez (Albuquerque, N.M.) led five Bowie State players in digs with a match-high 32 digs to go along with three kills and four assists.

For Cheyney (1-22), Breanna Joseph finished with a double-double of 14 kills and 25 digs and led both teams in service aces and solo blocks with five each. Kennetha Wallace also contributed a double-double, recording had a match-high 22 assists 17 digs for the Lady Wolves.

The Lady Bulldogs return home to the Leonidas S. James Complex (A.C. Jordan Arena) on Monday (October 27th) for a 7 pm CIAA division match against the Lady Panthers of Virginia Union University.

Volleyball Box Score
Bowie State vs Cheyney
(Oct 21, 2014 at Cheyney, PA)
5  HARVEY,Amy  -.143 0.0 
6  TUNSTALL,Talia  .333 17 1.0 
8  NGUNDAM,Yaje  15 52 .135 15 19.0 
9  PERRY,Kelisha  .000 0.0 
10 MARTIN,Kyerra  19 .053 11.0 
15 TAYLOR,Valerie  19 .105 9.5 
2  MARTINEZ,Marissa  21 .000 32 3.0 
7  MASON,India  10 34 .059 13.0 
11 ARCHERSIMPSON,Brooke 11 -.182 19 13 2.0 
12 FISHER,Alexis  24 -.083 11 9.5 
 Totals 48 40 190 .042 40 10 13 110 14 68.0 
Set TA Pct Sideout Pct 
12 42 -.119 11-25  43% 
11 37 .108 9-21  42% 
12 10 43 .047 11-26  42% 
12 37 .162 13-19  68% 
31 .032 10-15  66% 
     54-106 50% 
Bowie State  (3) 21 25 22 25 16   6-19  
Cheyney  (2) 25 21 25 19 14   1-22  
3  Kilondra Davis  22 .000 14 7.5 
5  Kennetha Wallace  14 -.071 22 17 1.0 
6  Vishae Campbell  50 .060 15 11.5 
7  Breanna Joseph  14 13 55 .018 25 24.5 
10 Katherine Brooks  18 .222 7.5 
14 Jamera Stanciel  -.444 11 0.0 
2  Francesca Johnson  -1.000 0.0 
18 Akia Harris  12 -.167 11 4.0 
19 Travonya Kenly  .000 0.0 
 Totals 35 35 182 .000 30 13 13 99 56.0 
Set TA Pct Sideout Pct 
40 -.050 11-21  52% 
10 37 .027 9-25  36% 
39 .051 11-22  50% 
36 -.111 13-24  54% 
30 .100 8-15  53% 
     52-107 48% 
   Site: Cheyney, PA (Cope Hall)
Date: Oct 21, 2014 Attend: Time: 1:53
Referees: Owen Railey, Neal Kenzakowski 
Tie scores 20 
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