body-checking

body-checking

A hip or shoulder charge against an opponent to try to block his progress or unbalance him.
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Mountford, Haase, and Waller (2006) concluded from their study of people diagnosed with an eating disorder that body-checking behavior represents distorted cognition related to eating.
It consists of a tool with 31 items on a five-point Likert scale (0 = never, 1 = rarely, 2 = sometimes, 3 = almost always, 4 = always), which are intended to assess frequent body-checking feelings, thoughts and behaviors in the sports context.
"The introduction of the black card, I think the body-checking has been good for our game.
Body-checking is a behavioral manifestation of body dissatisfaction and overconcern with shape and weight (11) and includes any behavior oriented to verify the body appearance and physical state held constant by means of weighing, measuring body parts (i.e., waist and abdomen in women and biceps and chest in men) and analysis of the body in mirror.
"I don't mind the body-checking and slamming even when I am defending against big lads because there is plenty of safety gear.
Their analysis of the data shows that there were three times more accidental injuries than body-checking injuries in house leagues.
Paes was accused of body-checking Monaco at one changeover.
Body-Checking Rules and Childhood Injuries in Ice Hockey.
A TAMWORTH youth player is facing assault charges after allegedly body-checking a referee and then attempting to punch him.
Smith was accused of body-checking Le Saux in Leeds' 2-0 home defeat to Chelsea.
The antics of foreign players have to be spotted and I thought the referee was far too lenient with some of the body-checking. Referees have to be much cuter to spot this kind of thing."