Bodyline Autopsy: The full story of the most sensational by David Frith

By David Frith

In 1932, England’s cricket crew, led via the haughty Douglas Jardine, had the quickest bowler on the planet: Harold Larwood. Australia boasted the main prolific batsman the sport had ever obvious: the younger Don Bradman. He needed to be stopped. The leg-side bouncer onslaught inflicted by means of Larwood and invoice Voce, with a hoop of fieldsmen awaiting catches, triggered an outrage that reverberated to the again of the stands and into the top degrees of presidency. Bodyline, as this notorious strategy got here to be identified, was once repugnant to the vast majority of cricket-lovers. It used to be additionally almost certainly deadly – one bowl fracturing the cranium of Australian wicketkeeper Bert Oldfield – and the procedure used to be outlawed in 1934. After the dying of Don Bradman in 2001, essentially the most debatable occasions in cricketing historical past – the Bodyline procedure - eventually slid out of residing reminiscence. Over seventy years on, the 1932-33 Ashes sequence is still the main infamous within the heritage of try cricket among Australia and England. David Frith’s gripping narrative has been acclaimed because the definitive publication more commonly saga: beautifully researched and replete with anecdotes, Bodyline post-mortem is a masterly anatomy of 1 of the main extraordinary carrying scandals.

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1 Peak Oxygen Consumption during Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES)-Exercise. . . . . . 2 Sub-Peak Oxygen Consumption during FES-Exercise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Cardio-Respiratory Training Effects of FES-Exercise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Potential Health Benefits of FES-Exercise Training. . . . . . . . . . . .

Although not displayed in the tables, . differences in VO2peak cannot be explained be differences . in age. A large proportion of the FES-cycling VO2peak data came from subjects with tetraplegia (41%), while only 6% of the FES-hybrid exercisers and 18% of the FES-rowers were tetraplegic. g. hormone secretion. This might explain the higher VO2peak values seen in the FES-hybrid exercise and FES-rowing conditions. Differences in the ratio of male to female subjects might also have played a role, since 13% of the FES-cycling observations, 4% of the FES-hybrid exercise observations and 0% of the FES-rowing observations came from female subjects.

1 Peak Oxygen Consumption during Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES)-Exercise. . . . . . 2 Sub-Peak Oxygen Consumption during FES-Exercise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Cardio-Respiratory Training Effects of FES-Exercise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Potential Health Benefits of FES-Exercise Training. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Comparison with Upper Body Exercise . . . . . . .

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