Extreme youth sport: "for" or "cons"

Authors:

Elina V. Bulanova, Tver State Medical University Tver, Russia, ORCID: 0000-0003-2336-3835, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Aleksey V. Danilov, Tver State Medical University Tver, Russia, ORCID: 0000-0001-9292-3045, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tatyana V. Kurova, Tver State Agricultural Academy Tver, Russia, ORCID: 0000-0002-5169-9523, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Abstract:

Maintaining optimal physical activity is an essential factor in determining the health of young people. It is noticed that in recent years, the interest of modern youth in extreme sports is significantly increased. There is no single point of view among scientists on the issue of admissibility of youth practicing extreme sports. Materials. The paper presents a comparative analysis of the research results on the issues of youth engaging in extreme sports, carried out on the basis of the scientific literature study. Research methods. Scientific literature analysis and summarizing, comparative analysis of literature data. Results. In society there are multidirectional attitudes towards youth practicing extreme sports. A number of scientists classify extreme sports as deviant forms of behavior, other scientists, on the contrary, consider extreme sports as a way of preventing deviant behavior in young people. Psychological studies made it possible to establish a more balanced type of psyche with a high resistance to stress in persons involved in extreme sports. People who go in for extreme sports are characterized by high creative potential, the ability to react quickly in extreme situations, good physical fitness, and a high level of health.

Keywords:

youth, extreme sports, physical activity, psychology of extremeness, passionate energy.

For citation:

Elina V. Bulanova, Aleksey V. Danilov, Tatyana V. Kurova T.V. Extreme youth sport: "for" or "cons". Russian Journal of Physical Education and Sports. 2021; 16(1): 148-154. DOI: 10.14526/2070- 4798-2021-16-1-148-154

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