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Martin E. Block and Abby Fines

disabilities often reflect favorable views of their own lives. Those without disabilities overemphasize difficulties that are the core of their own views of disability (“she must be so sad having to sit in a wheelchair all day”) without being able to see the individual in a broader context, including positive

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Karen P. DePauw

. Change is about disrupting the status quo and moving toward access, equity, and inclusion. What follows are three narratives about achieving a socially just society: sport and social constructs, ableism and APA, and the responsibility kinesiology has for assuring a sustainable future. Sport and Social

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Gerda Strutzenberger, Adam Brazil, Timothy Exell, Hans von Lieres und Wilkau, John D. Davies, Steffen Willwacher, Johannes Funken, Ralf Müller, Kai Heinrich, Hermann Schwameder, Wolfgang Potthast, and Gareth Irwin

In sprint events, the early acceleration phase (defined here as the first and second steps from the blocks) is used to accelerate the center of mass (COM) horizontally and vertically. 1 , 2 In able-bodied (AB) elite athletes, the first and second steps account for approximately 5% of the total 100

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Danielle Sterba, Jessie N. Stapleton, and Winston Kennedy

effects. Embedded within the definition of the supercrip athlete may be the idea of ableism. According to Coakley ( 2017 ), ableism is defined as “an evaluative perspective in which the label of disability marks a person as inferior and incapable of full participation in mainstream activities” (p. 295

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Jennifer Leo and Donna Goodwin

The purpose of this interpretative phenomenological analysis study was to explore the meaning persons who experience disability ascribed to disability simulations as a pedagogical tool. Reflective writing, one-on-one interviews, and field notes were used to gather information on disability simulation use in a required postsecondary kinesiology course. Seven people who use wheelchairs full time (3 men, 4 women), ranging in age from 28 to 44 yr (average age = 36) shared their perspectives. The thematic analysis revealed 3 themes. The theme “Disability Mentors Required” revealed the participants’ collective questioning of their absence from the design and implementation of disability simulations. “Life Is Not a Simulation” illustrated the juxtaposition of disability reality and disability simulations. “Why Are They Laughing?” contrasted the use of fun as a strategy to engage students against the risk of distracting them from deeper reflection. Through the lens of ableism, the importance of disability representation in the development and implementation of disability simulations was affirmed as a means to deepen pedagogical reflexiveness of their intended use.

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Nima Dehghansai, Daniel Spedale, Melissa J. Wilson, and Joseph Baker

In recent decades, research pertaining to able-bodied (AB) athletes’ development has seen tremendous growth, while little attention has been given to Para sport athletes ( Dehghansai, Lemez, Wattie, & Baker, 2017a ). This is surprising, considering the growth of Para sport systems across the globe

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Anna Bjerkefors, Johanna S. Rosén, Olga Tarassova, and Anton Arndt

study on a group of elite able-bodied kayakers 1 and new data on athletes from the 3 classification groups of elite level para-kayakers were investigated during high-intensity kayak ergometer paddling. The first purpose of this study was to examine if there were any significant differences in stroke

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Frederico Ribeiro Neto, Rodrigo Rodrigues Gomes Costa, Ricardo Tanhoffer, Martim Bottaro, and Rodrigo Luiz Carregaro

of improving functional independence and is associated with increased cardiovascular conditioning, 4 – 6 exercise tolerance, 5 muscular endurance, 5 reduction of shoulder pain, 7 and improved health status. 2 Muscle strength after a SCI differs from able-bodied paired subjects (control group [CG

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Camilla H. Carlsen, David McGhie, Julia K. Baumgart, and Øyvind Sandbakk

their speed through regulation of cycle length (CL) and cycle rate (CR). When double poling, able-bodied XC skiers utilize longer poling times (PT) associated with the lower speed in uphill compared to flat terrain. Longer PT allows a higher production of work per cycle (work cycle ) and thereby greater

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Nicholas D. Parr, Chris J. Hass, and Mark D. Tillman

Cellular phone texting has become increasingly popular, raising the risk of distraction-related injuries. The purpose of this study was to compare alterations in gait parameters during normal gait as opposed to walking while texting. Thirty able-bodied young adults (age = 20 ± 2 y, height = 171 ± 40 cm, mass = 61.7 ± 11.2 kg) who reported texting on a regular basis were tested using an 11-camera optical motion capture system as they walked across an 8 m, obstacle-free floor. A reduction in velocity (P < .05) was seen along with additional significant changes in spatial and temporal parameters. Specifically, step width and double stance time increased, while toe clearance, step length, and cadence decreased. Although many of the changes in spatial and temporal parameters generally accompany slowed gait, the complex distraction task used here may have amplified these potentially deleterious effects. The combination of the slower gait velocity and decrease in attention to the surrounding environment suggests that an individual who is texting while walking could be at a greater risk of injury. Tripping injuries while texting could be more likely due to the decreased toe clearance. In addition, increased step width may increase the likelihood of stepping on an unstable surface or colliding with obstacles in close proximity.