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Lecture 72

ANP 443 Lecture 72: ANP 443

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ANP 443

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ANP 443 Lecture 72
Fast twitch muscle fibers
Actual research shows this to be a non-factor in
world class athletes from both groups
- West African athletes (including African Americans and Afro-Caribbeans) have
more fast twitch muscle fibers that makes them dominate in sprinting and jumping
- East African athletes have more slow twitch muscle cells allowing them to
dominate in distance running events
blend of caucasian, black, american indian, and asian; term coined by Tiger Woods
to describe his ethnic background
what "racial" group dominates the high jump in the olympics
the success of some members of one race in a few select sports should be seen as
proof of what
there are genetic differences between POPULATIONS that may influence athletic
why do the kalenjin do so well in long distance races internationally
They have relatively short, slim bodies with proportionally long legs; The significance
of this is that the leg is like a pendulum, and the greater the weight at the end of the
pendulum, the more energy is required to swing it.
what is confirmation bias
the tendency to ignore the things that contradict our beliefs while remembering and
emphasizing things that support our beliefs
Winterbottom's sign
more commonly known as African Sleeping Sickness. Dr. Anthony Martinelli
describes Winterbottom's sign as the swelling of lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy)
along the back of the neck
Tuskegee syphilis project
was an infamous clinical study conducted between 1932 and 1972 by the US public
health service to study the natural progression of untreated syphilis in rural African
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