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Mark Dyreson

broad overview is essential. In drawing these “big pictures” for an entry-level course in kinesiology, I also want to build connections between cultural approaches to human movement and scientific knowledge about human movement. The emerging paradigm on the role of running in human evolution and history

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John H. Challis

muscle masses, which means they cannot generate as large accelerations of their bodies. But distance running is about sustaining a velocity, so acceleration is less important for these athletes than it is for sprinters who are correspondingly larger ( Uth, 2005 ). A major challenge when exercising can be

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Hal A. Lawson and R. Scott Kretchmar

Debates-as-battles have characterized the histories of physical education and kinesiology. This colorful part of the field’s history was characterized by leaders’ narrow, rigid views, and it paved the way for divisiveness, excessive specialization, and fragmentation. Today’s challenge is to seek common purpose via stewardship-oriented dialogue, and it requires a return to first order questions regarding purposes, ethics, values, moral imperatives, and social responsibilities. These questions are especially timely insofar as kinesiology risks running on a kind of automatic pilot, seemingly driven by faculty self-interests and buffered from consequential changes in university environments and societal contexts. A revisionist history of kinesiology’s origins and development suggests that it can be refashioned as a helping discipline, one that combines rigor, relevance, and altruism. It gives rise to generative questions regarding what a 21st century discipline prioritizes and does, and it opens opportunity pathways for crossing boundaries and bridging divides. Three sets of conclusions illuminate unrealized possibilities for a vibrant, holistic kinesiology—a renewed discipline that is fit for purpose in 21st century contexts.

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Karl M. Newell

in action particularly on the coordination, control, and skill in the fundamental motor skills of standing, walking, running, reaching, grasping, and lifting. Not all speakers provided a paper for this issue of Kinesiology Review . The majority of talks and papers were from Fellows of the National

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Benjamin H. Nam, Sangback Nam, Adam Love, Takuya Hayakawa, Rachael C. Marshall and Kyung Su Jung

Among ethnic Koreans, marathon running has long been important, as it has promoted national cohesion and Korean identity during tumultuous times. The success of Korean runners in the international sporting arena began at the 1932 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, where, running under the Japanese flag

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Scott W. Ducharme and Richard E.A. van Emmerik

, these findings are indicative of a narrow range of coordination patterns in those with orthopedic injuries. In domains such as (running) footwear, designers should seek to optimize the variation in segmental relationships while maintaining the overall locomotion pattern, enabling an adaptable system

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Thomas A. Stoffregen

) only relative to some referent or referents. 1 Any aspect of physical reality can serve as a referent for motion. Consider a person running. We can define the runner’s velocity relative to surface of the Earth (e.g., running speed), or we can define velocity relative to another person (e.g., closing

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Murray G. Phillips and Gary Osmond

end of the bookshelf is the literature about Aboriginal men in sport, particularly cricket, running, and boxing, from the mid to late nineteenth century. Cricket features heavily with Aboriginal teams from missions at Point Pearce, Point McLeay, and Poonindie in South Australia; Coranderrk and Lake

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Jeffrey J. Martin

sports that can be done alone (e.g., running). While there are social benefits to sport, feeling a sense of freedom and independence, which can be experienced alone or with others in sport, is also valued, as I discuss next. Freedom and Independence So I thought, this is my opportunity to be away from

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Bradley D. Hatfield

Elite athletes move through space and time while executing intended actions in a highly coordinated and efficient manner. Whether playing the piano or running down a football field to catch a pass, such high-level performance appears effortless, smooth in terms of limb trajectory, and fluid in