Tuesday, May 24, 2011


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Myrtha Pools at FINA World Championships in Shanghai

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 5:07 PM

Edition of 23/05/2011


The 14th FINA World Championships to be held from 16th to 31st of July 2011 in Shanghai and Myrtha Pools in addition to being partners FINA will provide two temporary pools that will be installed in the Oriental Sports Center, a few weeks before the event, only to be dismantled at the end of championship.

Located by the east side of Huangpu River, next to Expo Park, Shanghai Oriental Sports Center consists of an indoor stadium, a natatorium, an outdoor diving pool, a press service center and the supplementary facilities like parking area and public bus stations.


Shanghai Oriental Sports Center

The construction built for this special occasion is over a total area of 34.75 hectares and the floor space is 163,800 square meters. As the venue of the Championships, Shanghai Oriental Sports Center will be a very special and innovative venue in the history of FINA World Championships. The theme of its architectural design is water. The elements of wave and bridge appear frequently in the Center. The three major buildings enjoy unique features respectively. The architectural appearance of the gymnasium looks like a wave. The natatorium is composed by lined arches. Located on the manmade island, the outdoor diving pool has a roof in the shape of a half moon. The spectators can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Center and the Huangpu River when sitting on the open air seats.

As one of the major construction projects of Shanghai, Shanghai Oriental Sports Center will be not only an ideal venue for the FINA World Championships 2011 and other international A Level sporting events, but also a green and excellent physical fitness center open to the public.

Myrtha Pools, on the occasion of the World Championships, will build two temporary pools in the indoor stadium thanks to Myrtha technology with Ceramic overflow that, being self-supporting (which is also peculiar in permanent ambits), guarantees at the same time, the pinpoint accuracy needed for international competition and the adaptability to a temporary situation: a 50 x 25 x 3 m for all swimming and synchronized swimming competitions - and a 50 m x 25 x 2 h for warm up.

FINA World Championships is a very big and high-level sporting event with a large number of participants: 5000 are provided for athletes, judges and delegations from 180 countries, 2,500 volunteers, 1,500 media representatives from around the world and it is estimated that at least 3.5 billion people who follow the competitions on television.

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May 24, 2011

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Palo Alto's Jasmine Tosky Shoots Down Oldest Girls High School National Record
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FINA Water Polo World Leagues Super Finals Field Selected
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Feature Articles:
Following in a long list of exquisite performers from Hungary, Katinka Hosszu has established herself as one of the world’s premier female swimmers.

What you'll find in the June 2011 issue of Swimming Technique
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Greg Fastrich has coached three Olympic Trials qualifiers since moving to Hershey, Pa. His latest protégé, David Nolan, recently set four national high school records, including a 1:41.39 200 yard IM clocking that would have won NCAAs.

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Saturday, May 21, 2011

"Totul e sa ai o ideie fixa...."

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as paria c a britanicii au cea mai dezvoltata activitate de cercetare aplicata; ei cultiva cele mai trasnite idei... fapt este ca nu se stie 'de unde poate sari iepurele'... sau cum spunea pe vremuri antrenorul maghiar Werteshi - 'si gaina oarba da nenincetat cu ciocul in pamant... si pan' la urma nimereste bobul de grau'...; totul sa ia o ideie fixa si sa mergi cu ea pana in panzele albe - apropos de panzele mai sus expuse; nu vi de pare ca iarasi poate fi inteleaza ca o aplicare a ondulatiilor delfin....? hihuhoha... oare ?

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Predict and evaluate your athletic performance

Predict and evaluate your athletic performance

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 11:57 AM
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A must-have training resource for sports coaches and serious, self-trained athletes alike

Contains 101 ways to test an athlete’s endurance, strength, agility, mobility & balance, power & speed …

An essential tool for anyone wanting to predict athletic performance or evaluate an athlete’s current level of fitness

Intamplare face ca si eu sa am niste teste de propus si daca am timp le voi expune; poate ca dr. Rose le va adopta....

Dear Mircea,
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  • Astrand Treadmill Test
  • Balke Treadmill Test
  • Balke VO2max Test
  • Bruce Treadmill Test
  • The 2.4 kilometre Run Test
  • Conconi Test
  • Cooper VO2max Test
  • Critical Swim Speed
  • Harvard Step Test
  • Astrand Cycle Test
  • Home Step Test
  • Three Minute Step Test
  • Multi-Stage Fitness Test
  • Queen’s College Step Test
  • Rockport Fitness Walking Test
  • Tecumseh Step Test
  • Treadmill VO2max Test
  • VO2max from a One Mile Jog
  • VO2max from Non-exercise Data
  • Running-based Anaerobic Sprint Test (RAST)
  • Tri-level Aerobic Test
  • Tri-level Lactic Power Test
  • Tri-level Alactic Power Test
  • Cunningham and Faulkner Test


  • Hexagonal Obstacle Test
  • Zig-Zag Test
  • 505 Agility Test
  • Illinois Agility Run Test
  • Lateral Change of Direction Test
  • Quick Feet Test
  • Burpee Test
  • ‘T’ Drill Test


  • Modified Sit & Reach Test
  • Sit and Reach Test
  • Hip Flexion Test
  • Static Flexibility Test – Ankle
  • Static Flexibility Test – Hip and Trunk
  • Static Flexibility Test – Shoulder
  • Static Flexibility Test – Shoulder & Wrist
  • Static Flexibility Test – Trunk and Neck
  • Trunk Flexion Test
  • Standing Stork Test
  • Standing Stork Test – Blind


  • Core Muscle Strength and Stability Test
  • Curl Up Test
  • Canadian Crunch Test
  • Sit Ups Test
  • Jumps Decathlon
  • Leg Strength Test
  • Standing Long Jump Test
  • Sprint Bound Index Test
  • Sergeant Jump Test
  • Chin Up Test
  • Grip Strength Test
  • Medicine Ball Javelin Quadrathlon
  • Press-ups Test
  • Bench Press Test
  • Universal Bench Press Test
  • Metronome Bench Press Test
  • Overhead Press Test
  • Leg Press Test
  • Leg Curl Test
  • Dynamic Knee Extension Test
  • Biceps Curl Test
  • Squats Test
  • Handgrip Strength Test
  • Flexed Arm-Hang Test
  • Wall Squat Test
  • The McCloy Physical Fitness Test
  • 5.27 The Quadrathlon
  • 5.28 The Wilf Paish Rugby Football Tests


  • Stride Test
  • 30 metre Acceleration Test
  • 60 metre Speed Test
  • Shuttle Run Test
  • 150 metre Endurance Test
  • 250 metre Endurance Test
  • 400 metre Sprint Test
  • 300 yard Shuttle Test
  • 400 metre Drop Off Test
  • Margaria-Kalamen Power Test
  • 400 metre Control Test
  • 40 metre Sprint Test
  • 30 metre Sprint Fatigue – Power Maintenance Test
  • Concept 2 Rowing Step Test
  • Flying 30 metre Test
  • Kosmin Test
  • The LAS (Lactic vs. Speed) Test
  • PWC-170 Cycle Test
  • The Wingate Anaerobic 30 cycle Test
  • 35 metre Speed Test
  • Multiple Sprint Test
  • Sports Psychology
  • Sport Competition Anxiety Test (SCAT)
  • TEOSQ – Task and Ego Orientation in Sport Questionnaire


  • Body Mass index
  • Body Fat Percentage
  • Jackson and Pollock Skinfold Test
  • Yuhasz Skinfold Test


  • Orthostatic Heart Rate Test
  • Urine Colour Measurement
  • Waist to Hip Ratio Evaluation Test
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