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How tall are those women in olympic basketball and volleyball? Are they normal girls?

How tall are those women in olympic basketball and volleyball? Are they normal girls?

Very Tall: Here are the heights of some of the american team players. I don’t think any are girls. I believe all are women. I don't think they are normal - i think they are extraordinary. Volleyball: k.Walsh – 6’3’’, may- treanor – 5’9’’, j. Kessy – 6’0”, a. Ros- 6’1”. Basket ball: t. Catching- 6’1”, s. Cash- 6’1”, l. Whalen- 5’9”, s. Bird- 5’9”, m. Moore – 6’0”, c. Parker- 6’4”, d. Taurasi- 6’0”. ...Read more

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Pain in abs after playing volleyball?

Pain in abs after playing volleyball?

Exercise related: What you are experiencing is known as exercise related transient abdominal pain. It is a well localized pain that may occur in any region of the abdomen, but is most common in the lateral aspects of the mid abdomen. When severe it is mostly described as a sharp or stabbing pain, and in form of cramping, aching, or pulling when less intense. ...Read more

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Got hit in the face with a volleyball. How do I reduce the swelling?

Got hit in the face with a volleyball. How do I reduce the swelling?

Natural healing: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. The key is to do things that reduce the parts of inflammation such as ice and antiinflammatory medications in the first 24hrs. It will reduce quickly. ...Read more

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How tall are those olympic girl volleyball players? What about 30 years ago?

How tall are those olympic girl volleyball players? What about 30 years ago?

Very Tall: American female volleyball doubles players: k.Walsh – 6’3’’, may- treanor – 5’9’’, j. Kessy – 6’0”, a. Ros- 6’1”. I don't know the heights from 30 years ago. ...Read more

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I slept wrong and my neck hurts very badly any tips on to make it feel better by tomorrow I have a volleyball game so help please?

I slept wrong and my neck hurts very badly any tips on to make it feel better by tomorrow I have a volleyball game so help please?

'Stiff neck': Neck pain from improper sleeping position is very common and is usually due to either muscle spasms or malrotation of a cervical vertebrae. Initial treatment involves ice packs (although some people find more relief with heat) to the site for 20 mins 2-3 times per day to reduce inflammation and Motrin/Advil every 6-8 hours. Good luck! ...Read more

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Yesterday I slid at volleyball and my leg went out in front of me. I now have a pain that is on and off. I don't know what to do and it hurts?

Yesterday I slid at volleyball and my leg went out in front of me.  I now have a pain that is on and off.  I don't know what to do and it hurts?

Knee gives out: It is time to be evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon with an expertise in sports injuries. It sounds as if you may have a collateral ligament injury but there are numerous other ligament or tendon injuries that may be responsible. It is likely that an MRI will be required to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I am a 31 year old male that played a lot of tennis, basketball, and volleyball from the age of 12-22. Then at age, i worked a lot, so no time to pla?

I am a 31 year old male that played a lot of tennis, basketball,  and volleyball from the age of 12-22. Then at age, i worked a lot, so no time to pla?

? your question ?: You wrote a statement but no recognizable question.Please start over.The questions are not linked on the site . You need to give basic info and ask a specific question. ...Read more

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Can wear my contacts for playing volleyball?

Can wear my contacts for playing volleyball?

Yes: Yes, we actually recommend most of our athletes with vision issues wear (disposable) contacts during sports. It's also a good idea to have a spare set handy if you lose one or need to replace one. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of playing indoor volleyball?

What are the health benefits of playing indoor volleyball?

Many Benefits: In addition to aerobic cardiovascular benefits, volleyball training provides an opportunity improve balance, strength, flexibility, coordination, and decrease body weight. ...Read more

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What are long term effects of diving onto the floor or sand in volleyball?

What are long term effects of diving onto the floor or sand in volleyball?

In competitive : Volleyball , you may be required to try to save every ball that comes your way. This is why it is imperative that you wear good quality knee pads. Abrading skin off knees is very common in both sand ; standard volleyball. It is also very important to learn ; to practice good technique. ...Read more

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Got hit in the face with a volleyball? How do you know if you have a concussion?

Got hit in the face with a volleyball? How do you know if you have a concussion?

?concussion: Symptoms of a concussion include confusion, brief loss of consciousness or orientation. Lack of memory of the events in question and for a brief time before the injury and after the injury. Lack of coordination, headaches. If you experience any of these symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean when i start yawning a lot towards the end of volleyball practice?

What does it mean when i start yawning a lot towards the end of volleyball practice?

Fatigue or...: It could be you are tired/fatigued or yawning tends to also occur when changing a level of awareness or arousal (higher or lower). For example, many athletes yawn before a game due to the change in activity. ...Read more

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Should I stop playing if my Achilles hurts after volleyball but usually recovers in a day?

Should I stop playing if my Achilles hurts after volleyball but usually recovers in a day?

Not necessarIly: You can continue playing, but i would recommend working with a physical therapist to treat you while you continue to play. ...Read more

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If im possibly pregnant about 5 weeks along when exactly should I stop playing court volleyball?

Depends on variables: This is something you should discuss with your obgyn who will understand all the contributing factors of your individual health. I have had jazzersize instructors keep teaching up to the day before delivery (and resume 2 weeks later). ...Read more

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Am I gonna die from my concussion? I Also got hit in the face with a volleyball very hard. Help me I'm scared.

Am I gonna die from my concussion? I Also got hit in the face with a volleyball very hard. Help me I'm scared.

How long ago: You do not say how long ago you had the concussion or if you are having symptoms. Unless you are having symptoms that are progressive, you should not worry ...Read more

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Is it normal to return to normal volleyball practice after only 1 week recovery after lapparoscopic appendectomy?

Is it normal to return to normal volleyball practice after only 1 week recovery after lapparoscopic appendectomy?

Lap Appy recovrry: Recovery can be quick after a lap appendectomy. Newer access ports split in between muscle fibers and minimize bleeding and pain. We also use more of the smaller access ports. Congrats on getting back to normal! ...Read more

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I really wanna loose weight fast i work out 4 times a week. Volleyball practice and i would want to go on a diet. Which would you suggest?

I really wanna loose weight fast i work out 4 times a week. Volleyball practice and i would want to go on a diet. Which would you suggest?

Eat 3 meals a day: Simple sugars and processed carbs should be avoided or limited. This includes any flour product. The fine grind makes absorption quick, and spikes your blood sugar which increases Insulin and promotes weight gain. Good fats such as olive oil and coconut oil are fine in sensible amounts. Eat a rainbow of organic vegetables and just enough protein. ...Read more