ACSM's Brown Bag in Science | Skiing Even Faster: Winter Olympics in Beijing

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ACSM's Brown Bag in Science | Skiing Even Faster: Winter Olympics in Beijing

Jan 19, 2022

February 1, 2022 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EDT

Presenter: Hans-Christer Homberg  | Professor |  Luleå University of Technology, Sweden

The presentation will cover research findings concerning some of the major physiological and biomechanical characteristics of successful Olympic skiers (with an emphasis on “narrow skis”), as well as summarize key aspects of their training and preparation for the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing.

Learning Objectives:

• Identify the physiological and biomechanical challenges required for success in the Olympic skiing disciplines.
• Recognize challenges skiers preparing for the Olympic Winter games in Beijing face (e.g., the difference in time zone, the high altitude at which competitions will take place, with dry and cold air and snow, as well as regulations concerning COVID-19).
• Appreciate how sports scientists using frontline methodology have not only improved the performance of Olympic skiers, but have also bettered the health and well-being of the general population.

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Webinar PLUS 1.0 CEC - ACSM Member $10.00
Webinar PLUS 1.0 CEC - Non-Member $20.00


Veronika Scudamore PhD
President, Central States Chapter
Associate Professor of Exercise Science, Arkansas State University
Jonesboro, AR 72401

Derek Crawford PhD
President-Elect, Central States Chapter
Assitant Professor of Exercise Science
University of Central Missouri
Department of Kinesiology
Warrensburg, MO 64093

Terry DeWitt PhD, AT, ACSM EP-C
Past-President, Central States Chapter
Professor, Ouachita Baptist University
Department of Kinesiology and Leisure Studies 
Arkadelphia, AR 71998

Jason Wagganer PhD, FACSM, ACSM-CEP
Executive Director, Central States Chapter

Chairperson & Professor, Southeast Missouri State
Department of Kinesiology, Nutrition, and Recreation
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

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The Central States Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine is dedicated to the advancement of the mission of the American College of Sports Medicine through grass roots efforts to involve students and young professionals in the organization. In addition to educational opportunities, the Central States Chapter offers students opportunities for research grants and awards which enhances their development as future professionals. Professionals in the field are able to access professional development opportunities locally and gain access to professional service and networking with colleagues through the chapter's services.


The Central States Chapter offers unique opportunities to interact more directly and frequently with fellow sports medicine and exercise science professionals. 
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- Newsletter highlighting chapter events and news
- Opportunities to present at meetings, forums and events
- Access to student scholarship and award programs
- Opportunities to network with exercise science, sports medicine, clinical exercise, and allied health professionals
- Information regarding regional graduate programs, internships, and job opportunities

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Veronika Scudamore


Terry DeWitt

Derek Crawford

Dr. Derek Crawford

President- Elect

Monica Kearney


Javier Zaragoza

Graduate Student Representative

Reed Handlery

Arkansas State Representative

Katie Henrich

Kansas State Representative

Krista Kezbers

Oklahoma State Representative

Michelle Gray

Regional Chapter Representative

Jason Wagganer

Executive Director