December 10, 2013 2 Comments
You read that right.
Like the NBA teams that don a Spanish jersey for an evening, at CJSM we are getting our Spanish on.
Our good friend and contributor to these blog pages and to the journal, Dr. Avery Faigenbaum, has agreed to sit with us for “5 Questions with CJSM.” We have been trying to catch up with him since his trip to Argentina this summer where he was lecturing on Exercise Deficit Disorder (EDD) and working on his own Spanish skills. I’m know he’s a lot better in that area than I am.
Dr. Faigenbaum is a professor in the Dept. of Health and Exercise Science at The College of New Jersey. He has written about EDD in youth (“Thinking Outside the Sandbox”) and about the benefits and safety of resistance training in youth. He has lectured widely: I’ve heard him speak in various settings in the United States, and he’s set to speak to the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2014 on EDD. Catch him if you can, you’re sure to learn a lot and be entertained as well: his energy is infectious.
And here’s just a taste of what you’re in for if you do get to see him:
Avery Faigenbaum: Five Questions with CJSM
1) CJSM: With the recent award of the 2020 Olympic games to Tokyo, can you comment on any evidence out there that such events stimulate activity in young fans/viewers? Is there a ‘trickle down’ effect for youth athletics/exercise from events like the Olympics?
AF: Last summer James Bond and the “Queen” opened the Olympic Games in London by jumping out of a helicopter. This was followed shortly thereafter by stellar performances from world class athletes including sprinter Usain Bolt, swimmer Michael Phelps, boxer Nicola Adams, and 23 year old Rosannagh MacLennan who started jumping on the trampoline at the age of seven. But in stark contrast to these remarkable feats of athleticism, physical inactivity among the world’s population is now recognized as a pandemic. Read more of this post