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Sports Physiology: Glossary

A

athlete
a person trained to compete in sports

B

biomechanics
the study of movement of living things

C

components
a part of a whole

D

dedication
to be committed
dependent
relying on someone or something else
desire
want

E

enables
permits or allows
encourages
support
endurance
to last

F

flexibility
ability to move easily

I

increasing
to become more

P

performance
work done
persistence
to keep doing something
physical therapist
a doctor that improves movement
physician
doctor
prevent
to stop from happening
prevention
the act of stopping something from happening
products
goods or services

R

rehabilitate
to make near new or improve

S

scientific principle
a basic understanding of science

V

variety
different types of a similar thing
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